Jack is a creative producer and CEO with a passion for supporting cross sector creative and community collaborations and developing the ecology for visual arts practice in Bristol.
In 2018 Jack founded Bricks and has a dual role as executive lead and an active producer developing projects.
Key Bricks projects include building Bricks Public Art & Creative Infrastructure Agency and developing St Annes House as a creative community hub through codesign with the hyper local community of St Annes and the regional creative community of the West of England.
2010-18 Jack founded and ran nomadic art galleryAntlers working with artists through pop up exhibitions, partnership commissions and publishing. Antlers worked predominantly with early career artists supporting them to explore some form of stretch forward in their practice.
Graduating in 2007 with a BA Photography prior to 2010 Jack worked as an artist studio assistant and was a practising artist involved in artist led projects in Stroud.
Jack sits on Bristol’s One City Culture Board, and is an active participant in Bristol’s DIY Arts Network. Recent professional development includes Clore Leadership Short Course, Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Fellowship (including a PGCert in Fundraising) and School of Social Enterprise Trade Up Programme.
Anna has joined the team in the Operations and Business role, with a background in sustainable food and social enterprise. Her role is to make sure that our building and practices are safe and welcoming to everyone, leading on our sustainability agenda to make sure all our impact is positive, and developing enterprise that makes our community hub more self-sufficient.
She first visited St Anne’s House as part of her master’s in Sustainable Development, and fell in love with its mid-century facade. In her previous role, she led the development of enterprise at Windmill Hill City Farm, in neighbouring BS3.
Georgia has joined Bricks as the Engagement Producer. She will be collaborating with the local community of St Anne’s to explore the possibilities of a creative community hub at St Annes House.
For the past three years Georgia worked at Arts charity In Between Time, bringing together local and international artists and Bristol communities. Georgia is a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Fellow and holds an Msc in Creative Arts and Mental Health where she explored the relationship between performance and care. She is interested in how socially engaged art can be a space to explore what care can look like and create space for play, risk-taking and the unexpected.
Public Art Producer (currently on maternity leave until November 2022)
Kerrie joined Bricks in January 2021 as Public Art Producer.
Kerrie leads Bricks’ Public Art Consultancy practice, which is fast becoming a nationally recognised leader in developing and delivering high quality Public Art Projects in collaboration with local communities, local artists, local authorities and developers.
For the last decade Kerrie worked as a Senior Producer, Programmer and Project Manager, in Theatre, Live Events, National and International Touring Music Productions, International Festivals and Television.
Prior to this Kerrie worked for a decade as a Town Planner, project managing multi-disciplinary teams in delivering large scale, mixed use redevelopments across the UK, in urban and rural locations.
Kerrie is a Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) and has worked with communities delivering projects and undertaking strategic and local consultations as part of the Planning System, Sports Development, Health and the Arts.
Riah joined Bricks in October 2021, as Public Art Producer while Kerrie Burke-Avery is on maternity leave.
Before joining Bricks, Riah worked as the Strategic Lead, Creative Industry and Arts with an economic development agency in Aotearoa New Zealand. Her background spans diverse roles across public art management, cultural policy, community arts, public programming, event production, curation and education in local authorities and museums. She held a two-year position on the board of Museums Aotearoa, New Zealand’s national museum sector organisation, and has developed and overseen award-winning public art events.
Riah is concurrently working on a PhD in Public Art at the University of Leeds. She also holds a Masters in Museum and Heritage Studies, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons).
Rowan is Freelance Podcast Producer for a new series of artist podcasts developed through Bricks Artist Programme.
Rowan is an audio creative working across many disciplines including podcast production, music composition, sound design, post production and live performance.
As a podcaster Rowan has produced work for the Guardian, Universal Music, BBC Sounds, the Royal Geographical Society and many more. As a composer his music is used regularly on the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV as well as numerous TV networks internationally, and as a performer he has played at a number of festivals including Download and Glastonbury. His projects in the art world have given him the opportunity to work with artists such as Savinder Bual and 2019 Turner Prize winner Helen Cammock.