by Tutti Inc.
Fri 30th September, 2011
Tutti is extremely proud to announce that James Kurtze, one of Tuttiâ€™s Visual Artists has been awarded a Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability Emerging Artist Grant for skills development with mentorship in New sMedia. James has also been selected to exhibit his art work on the Adelaide Festival Centre building faĂ§ade as a large scale projection, and as an installation in the Arts SA windows on Hindley Street, during the SALA Arts Festival in August 2011. His installation, consisting of a spooky setting and moving image, will be in the Arts SA window from Wednesday 3 August. Jamesâ€™s photography will be exhibited at the Tutti SALA Festival event Tutti Visual Arts and Design 2, opening on Tuesday 9 August at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, The Hawke Centre, Uni SA City West Campus. For James, being part of the Tutti Multi Arts Program has made a tangible difference to his life. Over three years he has had the opportunity to develop his artistic skills, earn income from his work and speak at national conferences. James says, â€śI am inspired by horror, doom, comedy and technology. I believe in having a good sense of humour â€“ it is important to laugh at the world and yourself. Music from videogames, cartoons, real life and dreams get my imagination going when I make art.â€ť A key producer with the Australia Council since 2006 and an award winner in the inaugural Music in Communities Awards 2008, Tutti is a pioneer in providing a career in the visual and performing arts for people with a disability through Tutti Arts, a day options program run in partnership with Minda Inc.