RED Inc Artists

R.E.D. - (Realising Every Dream) - Inc


Founded as a grass roots parent group in 1991 and becoming an incorporated body in 1993, RED Inc's main service is to provide programs for young school leavers with disabilities, supporting them in the transition from school to adult life.

RED Inc. fosters attitudes which enable young adolescents with disabilities to make the transition from school to community participation and adulthood in a self-empowered way. A community-based organisation, they administer the Adult Training, Learning and Support (Post School Options/ATLAS) program funded by the Commonwealth Department of Aging, Disability and Home Care.

The RED Centre opened in the Strand Arcade, Molesworth St, Lismore in 2005.

'We were very keen to find suitable premises in the CBD, as it enables the young people to learn to access services such as TAFE and ACE, work experience and the community as independently as possible,'

                                                               - RED Inc coordinator Jenny London.

Image: The Northern Rivers Echo

RED Centre coordinator Jenny London (left) and Thomas George MP (right) with clients Nicole Sten and Toby Gulliver at the RED Centre opening


  * To support, encourage and facilitate young people with disabilities to achieve their goals, realize their dreams and maximize their potential.

  * To see young people with a disability viewed as valued and respected members of the community, experiencing a fulfilling range of life opportunities and choices.

R.E.D. Inc. has a range of interesting and innovative programmes, and continuously develops new ones.

They meet with the client, their family, teachers and other important people in the client’s life,

working together to design a flexible programme suited to the individual.

Some of the types of activities in a programme can include:

    * Learning more of the sorts of things the client was doing in school

    * Courses at TAFE or ACE

    * Cooking, budgeting, computer

    * Learning about oneself

    * Gym, swimming, bowling, dancing, yoga, singing, guitar, golf, music, drama, art, pottery

CONTACT: For more info, phone RED Inc on 6622 8399,


or try their blog


'Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.’

- Marcel Proust

R.E.D. Inc. offers community–based access to art programs that support the individual development of artists with disabilities. Participants are encouraged to access professional tuition in the arts in professional studio environments and to use their creativity as a means of expression. Through this process, creativity becomes the vehicle to break down barriers and build bridges of understanding within the community. R.E.D. Inc. seeks to maintain an active role in the regional arts community and to liaise with State and national arts organisations. Participants are encouraged to explore the arts as a realistic employment option, to prepare portfolios and advocate for access within learning institutions.

RED Inc clients have been exhibitimg artworks in local cafes and galleries, both individually and as part of group exhibitions, in this region for six years.

RED Inc @ The Serpentine

13th APRIL 2007: Opening of the Crossing the Bridge exhibition - showcasing the diverse talents of young artists studying with RED Inc - at the Serpentine Community Gallery, on view until 27th April.

3rd OCTOBER 2008: Opening of RED Inc’s 2nd annual exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, Any Medium Goes - reflecting a true love of diversity: diversity of individuals, communities, cultures, and media.

31st JULY 2009: Opening of Beyond Logic and Reason, the 3rd annual RED Inc artists exhibition at the Serpentine, on view until 11th August. This year the exhibition is filled with colour and adventure, and showcases the artwork of artists from both RED INC and On Focus disability organisation.

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2009: RED Inc in partnership with RealArtWorks Inc present the veryAbility Arts Festival, creatively exploring the role love plays in everybody’s lives and featuring workshops, the awarding of the Macushla Doyle Art Prize, a film festival, performances and The Ball of Love. Serpentine Community Gallery will be one of the venues exhibiting artworks submitted for the Macushla Doyle Art Prize between 17th November – 5th December.

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2010: Don't go all Mary Poppins On Us Now - the 4th annual RED Inc@The Serpentine exhibition - will be on view between 30th September and 30th October. Showcasing ceramics, paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works, this exhibition celebrates its opening on 8th October from 6pm with a night of creative expression from our local disability culture through art, music, artistic performance, and the famous signing choir.

SEPTEMBER 2011: Wild Dreams - Presents artworks created as RED Inc artists have been developing their skills in their Magellan Street Studio over the past 12 months. On view between the 9th and the 27th of September.

OCTOBER 2012: REDAFFECTS - A showcase of new works including paintings, drawings, prints, photography and ceramic, mixed media and multimedia installation works created over the last year in the RED Inc artists' Lismore studio, held from 5th to the 24th of October.

'When we see art as the universal language that has the ability to unite all people,

we understand the importance it has in the lives of people with disabilities.’

- R.E.D. Inc.

RED Inc Artists

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17 Bridge St, North Lismore, NSW, 2480.

Contact (02) 6621 6845 or