New opportunities for Barossa artists

Artists with a disability living in the Barossa Valley region now have more opportunities to develop their skills in visual arts and film and new media thanks to arts programs being offered by Tutti Arts, with support from The Barossa Council.

Located in Nuriootpa, the Visual Arts program is available on Wednesdays and Film and New Media is offered fortnightly on Fridays.

The Visual Arts group has been working on a banner to help let people know about the program and to decorate their Christmas market stall in Nuriootpa later this year.

“I love drawing and making art. [This program means] there are more choices,” visual artist Jeneane Schrapel said.

Tutti Arts has been offering visual arts and film and new media programs in Adelaide since 2004 and many artists who have come through their programs are now working professionally.

“Tutti’s creative approach empowers people with disability to develop their talent and pursue their passion for art,” Tutti Arts CEO Pat Rix said.

“Tutti artists have the opportunity to collaborate with other artists, exhibit their work, and generate an income.”

The Barossa Council’s community project director Joanne Thomas said the council was pleased that Tutti Arts was delivering quality arts programs in the Barossa region.

Anyone interested in joining a program can contact Tutti Arts disability manager Dorothy O’Brien on (08) 8422 6510.