Zeb Schulz is the founding Artistic Director of RealArtWorks Inc. Since 2002 he has worked collaboratively with community and professional and emerging artists to create new art that uses and transcends a number of traditional forms. Often engaging artists with disability as professional collaborators, Zeb’s work is an ongoing creative investigation of life itself. He has managed and creatively directed a number of large scale projects including Rip Out your Labels. Listed as one of the ten best Regional Arts Fund projects in 2005, he installed large multimedia mazes into city halls and masonic temples in NSW and Victoria.
Zeb was instrumental in putting together inclusive musical outfit The Bridge which travelled to Poland in 2013 to tour with two Polish bands with people with varying abilities, and in organising a reciprocal cultural exchange in 2017 that saw 26 musicians with and without disability from Poland, Germany and Australia undertake an Australian East Coast tour. Zeb creatively directed/curated the Resistant Obsolescence exhibition at the Lismore Regional Gallery in 2014 and the (nothing is) Useless exhibition which will opened at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery in 2015.
In 2016 Zeb co-directed The Building Still Lives a large scale site specific work involving over 100 artists and participants exploring the connections between place, narrative and belonging through visual arts, song, drama and projections. In 2017 Zeb co-directed the highly innovative and successful performance of The Overtopping, a site specific multi-arts response to the devastating effects of Cyclone Debbie, commissioned by Regional Arts NSW as part of Artstate Lismore.
As the creative director of RealArtWorks he oversees the ongoing creative activities a number of emerging artists with disability, seeking opportunities for collaboration, exhibitions and paid artistic work.