Kaz is an award-winning and sought-after community artist based in Ocean Grove, who passionately advocates for disability rights through iconic public art displays and multi-disciplinary art programs for people of all abilities. From her Ocean Grove-based Kazworks Studio, Kaz has partnered with community-based organisations, the private sector as well as government bodies to strengthen community ties, promote healthy behaviours and develop meaningful long-term skills.
Incorporating equity, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of all her work and central to her education programs, work with communities and government and philanthropic funders. As one of the first recipients of the NDIS, Kaz does not only draw on her own, lived experience with mental health but offers arts programs for NDIS participants that celebrate their creative experiences with dignity, respect and pride.
With a career as an artist and arts educator spanning more than 30 years and working collaboratively with community groups, Kaz has proudly touched the lives of thousands of students. Paving the way to independent living, Kaz has supported many students share, sell and exhibit their art.