Photo of Mike Smith and art works by Zeb Schulz

 

THE BOARD

Creative Director

Zeb Schulz

 Zeb Schulz is the co-founder and artistic artistic director of RealArtWorks. He has been creating large scale site-specific multi-arts events for over a decade, particularly working with community, professional and emerging artists identifying as being with disability. He is a founding member of inclusive band The Bridge and project managed the Australian side of their 2103 tour to Poland. He has created projects that have exhibited in Regional Galleries across Australia and has collaborated and directed creative projects overseas.

President/Creative Producer

Sunita Bala

Secretary/Public Officer Ruth Tsitimbinis

 Sunita, founder of the Creative Women’s Circle FNC is one of it’s artistic facilitators. She was Creative Producer and Co Creative Director of  the large scale multi arts production The Building Still Lives, heralded by local media as a production "that finally cemented Lismore as the Cultural Mecca of the Far North Coast" She was Creative Producer and  Co-Creative Director of The Overtopping Performance,  She has a passion for flipping traditional ideas to capture a new wave of thought that extends her own art practice and those around her

Ruth is the founding public officer of RealArtWorks Inc and has been on its board since 2008.

She is the vice president of Arts Northern Rivers and the director of the Roxy community Gallery

in Kyogle.

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Mike Smith is an artist, musician and song wtiter who has " been blind since birth." (Mikes words) He has

released three CD's and is a Don't Dis My Ability Ambassador. He has presented at national arts

conferences including ARTSTATE 2018 and is a passionate advocate for disability rights. He has been a key artist on large scale multi arts productions and in 2017, toured nationally with musicians from Poland and Germany performing a noise opera. He is currently working on the release of a new LP.

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Vice President

Mike Smith

Treasurer

Kerrie Divett

Kerrie Divett is an artist, and creative facilitator. The co-Founder of ArtWise, the first integrated and inclusive arts company on the Far North Coast. She has worked closely with artist experiencing disability to create, exhibit and sell their work.

Scott Baker

General Member

Scott Baker – Is an artist and educator with over 15 years experience in both disciplines. He has taught a diverse range of learners and loves sharing knowledge to foster other artists to become self sufficient while delivering high quality artworks. He lives in Bermagui with his family and two very naughty dogs.

Suzanne Whiteman

General Member

Suzanne is a movement artist and  choreographer. She is the founder and artistic director of Alstonville integrated Dance Company and Little Dragons. She has travelled created and engaged in creative projects around The World and is an advocate and champion for artist living with disability. 

Jodi Adams

General Member

Jodi Adams has recently moved from Sydney to The Far North Coast, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and skills in creative writing, events management and journalism. She is an avid music fan and the creator and driver of the infamous RealArtWorks newsletter!