Kouratoras will be working in Greece for three months preparing a unique set of works that connect him back to his Cretan heritage. This opportunity is once-in-a-lifetime and will enable the Auckland born painter of Maori and Greek descent to reconnect with his Greek heritage. HIs artworks will be displayed in his father’s local village and interest is already building. The work will showcase his signature style blending multiple narratives, vibrant colours and imagery and is highly anticipated by locals.
Kouratoras recently collaborated with multi-award winning artists, New York playwright Glory Kadigan and Auckland theatre director and dramaturge Dione Joseph, to create a multi-disciplinary art exhibition called The Classics. At a standing-room-only event Kadigan’s play ‘When the Party’s Over’ came to life against Kouratoras’ backdrop of silver screen Hollywood portraits and was performed by local Auckland actors directed by Dione Joseph. Read more about his process and collaboration here https://www.thebigidea.nz/stories/tbi-qna-jimmy-james-kouratoras