Our Team

Our Team

Peter Wood | Executive Director

Peter has over 25 years experience in the arts and creative industries. He has worked in senior marketing and communication roles for Sydney Opera House, Company B Belvoir, Bell Shakespeare Company and Historic Houses Trust NSW. In 2005 Peter relocated to the Northern Rivers and worked as an arts consultant on numerous projects including the development of a business plan for Arts Northern Rivers’ Visual Arts Network project. In 2008 he took up the position of Communications Director for Assembly Theatre in Edinburgh, returning to Australia in 2009 to become the Marketing and Sponsorship Director for Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In 2011 Peter put up his hand for the role of CEO for Arts Northern Rivers and happily returned to the region with his partner and Blue Heeler in tow.


Zoe Robinson-Kennedy | Communications Manager

Zoe studied applied design at Enmore Design Center and completed an honours degree in Media & Film. After a long stint in the Art Department at Conde Nast Publications and cementing a side career as a freelance designer she moved on to work in the prop and costume departments in the film industry and as a freelance stylist. Noticing a gap in the opportunities for other creative freelancers Zoe founded The Freelance Society; a popular networking meet up in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and pulled together many issues of the free street zine under the same name. When not inventing million dollar ideas, Zoe can be found happily appeasing her love of “beautiful things”.

Mark Cora | Indigenous Arts Development Officer

Natalie Bull | Project Manager

Natalie is an art groupie and is always dreaming of her next big project. Natalie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA Honours) COFA UNSW and a career in project management spanning 15 years meandering through the commercial and not-for-profit events and arts landscape. Natalie is a freelance graphic design, a collector of all manner of things and endeavors to dedicate more time to her own art practice.

Phoebe Rose | Administration Coordinator

Phoebe started her creative career at 16 as a prosthetic and special FX assistant at JMB Special FX. She tried in vain to remain under the radar before her cover as a member of the notorious Lismore equine art-terrorists, The Goldsworthies, was blown during the public “drowning” of her horse-headed alter ego “Tiffany”. Straight out of the water she landed a job as the Production Assistant for Splendid only moving on to be Gallery Assistant at Lismore Regional Gallery. Phoebe is actively involved with several local arts organisations including RealArtWorks and performs in the internationally renowned experimental electro-pop band Tralala Blip.