Date: Oct 6, 2019
REDInc was founded in 1991 by parents of school leavers with disabilities, who were concerned that there was not enough support provided to their children as they transitioned into the next stage of their lives. Since its beginnings, the not-for-profit has expanded to assist people with disability in a range of different areas, whether that be work, living with greater independence, learning new skills, or participating in activities in a social environment.
On this social front, REDinc operates a studio where individuals with a platform for expression, where they can create artworks with the support of trained professionals. The Lyone Foundation has assisted artists with selling their artworks, with the $1446.81 profit going directly to the artists and the creative programs they participate in.
Additional funds provided by the Lyone Foundation go towards providing studio and art materials, along with more creative opportunities for artists. Creative programs include:
- Ceramics: a 6-week clay hand building course with artist Tim Fry for ceramics artists.
- Wearable arts: a 6-week wearable arts costume design course with Martin Pedder.
Three exhibitions were also held:
- REDinc Artists Exhibition at Lismore Base Hospital
- Culture Vultures Exhibition at Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina
- REDinc Annual Exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, Lismore.