Sydney Opera House
2018 – present
Delivering all Sydney Opera House presents Talks & Ideas events.
This role includes budgeting, contracting and delivering the logistics for artists. We also work closely with internal departments including Event Operations, Marketing, Ticketing, Communications and Design to promote and deliver the events.
Arc UNSW art + design
Supporting the manager in coordinating all the programs delivered to students by Arc UNSW Art + Design including Kudos Gallery, AD Space, Gallery Crawl and The Annual After Party.
Managing Brightside, a weekly art class and mentorship program between the PCYC Wooloomooloo and UNSW Art + Design students.
Cake Wines Cellar Door
Events and Experience Manager
Programming and coordinator monthly calendar events across the Cake Wines food, wine and cultural program. This role extends from making conceving, budgeting and making initial contact with artist, liasing with designers, booking technical support.
In addition to the in venue events I managed the bars at larger external events including Summer Dance, Wine De Jour and Lovebombs.
Redbull Music Weekender
Two Up | Talk Series
Founder and Project Coordinator
Founded the talk series Two Up. It is a bimonthly talk series that aims to engage young audiences with new topics.
Project manages this event. This includes researching and programming the talent. Maintaining the social media channels and website. Liaising with publicity. Negotiating with venues and sponsors. As well as managing the budgeting and finance.
Secret Garden Festival
2016 – present
Arts and Culture Executive Producer
2014 – 2017
Museum of Contemporary Art
2014 – 2017
Actively engaged visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in discussion about the exhibiting art works and artists.
Provide Ticketing and Front of House services to gallery visitors, demonstrating my Customer First approach to audiences.
ASOS Supports Talent
Working with artist Amrita Hepi to produce a video work for her ASOS Supports Talent ‘passion project’. This film consists of four individual solo dancers with four of Australia’s best dancers in unique locations across Sydney.
Scouting and assessing various locations for each shoot. Coordinating between venues, crew and artists. Creating run sheets and manageing budgets and ensuring smooth running on the day.
Co-Curator and Project Coordinator
After pARTY is a monthly series of art exhibition/parties transforming Freda’s Bar into an immersive themed environment.
Project manages every aspect from cradle to grave. This includes curation, working with artists to develop ideas. Social media marketing and online publicity, budgeting and sourcing materials, installation, and coordinating with the venue.
TEDx Youth Sydney
Curator / Marketing and Communications Coordinator
As part of Timeout’s 52 weeks of culture, Nerida contributed a number of articles covering Liveworks, Underbelly arts, theatre, dance as well as Sydney’s Gallery Openings to look out for.
Nerida’s articles & blogger profile are available on the Timeout online site
FBi SMAC Festival
Curatorial Team & Assistant Producer
Curate a program of emerging artists that would fit well within a festival context.
As assistant producer of the arts programs I worked along side local artists to develop their works, coordinated a group of volunteers and install and de-install each art work.
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art
Children’s Art Centre Intern
Developed and implemented my own program for the weekly playgroup style program for children from 1 – 3 years.
Assist the Children’s Art Centre staff in their APT8 Program through creating and maintaining tracking documents, facilitating activity trials, preparing presentations for external benefactors.
2012 & 2014
Digital Marketing Intern & Business Development Intern
2012 & 2014
Working in the Digital Marketing and Buisness Development team respectively this role supported the teams to deliver on their festival work.
These roles included updating the website, creating digital content, preparing eNewsletters and maintaining tracking documents.
2014 – 2015
University of New South Wales Art & Design
Masters of Arts Administration
2011 – 2013
Bachelor of Arts.
Majors in Art History and Government & International Studies
University of Leeds
Study Abroad Program