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April 2014

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn!

After the tremendous success of the History of Autism we are now looking forward to the opening of Eye Music on May 23, an exciting new work about the life of Jem Hartgen, a young man who performed with Tutti between 2000 and 2006.
Unable to speak or reliably control anything but his eyes, Jem Hartgen wanted to change the world for people like himself. This long awaited theatre work written by our Artistic Director, Pat Rix, combines communication technology and live theatre to explore how Jem changed his world and the people in it to take charge of the Big Stuff in his life.
Directed by Edwin Kemp-Attrill, with music by Alies Sluiter, and projections by Nick Mollison and James Kurtze, Eye Music features a talented cast of Tutti and guest artists. This show is not to be missed!
Eye Music will be performed at State Opera Studio, Netley. The opening night is May 23 and the season runs until May 31.
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Eye Music rehearsals
Anton Sagrillo as Jem and Kathryn Hall as Wendy in a scene from Eye Music
Eye Music
Tamara Lee who plays Jackie with Tutti performer Roy Stewart who plays Joel, in rehearsal

A word from our Business Director

Dear friends and supporters of Tutti - Thank you all for making me feel so welcome in my role as Business Director.  What a wonderful creative environment we have here at Tutti! There are some very exciting times ahead on the artistic front, as well as in regard to our organisational development. We are currently readying ourselves for the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This person-centred funding model will mean Tutti must adapt our current models of operation and we look forward to working with all families, artists and collaborators to ensure we secure the best outcomes. We are also working towards achieving accreditation under the Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES) which will improve all processes and create efficiencies across all of our work.  Recently we secured the Business name 'Tutti Arts' and will also be endeavouring to change our Association name to 'Tutti Arts Incorporated' at the upcoming AGM. Lastly on that note, our 2014 AGM will be held on Wednesday May 14 at Isobel's Cafe, Minda Campus at 7.30pm. If you wish to vote at the AGM, please join up as a Financial Member of Tutti - forms available on the Tutti Arts website here - before April 14, 2014. AGM notice and other information will be available on our website very soon. I welcome any feedback on my direct line 8422 6510 or and very much look forward to working with you into the future.
Karl Zander, Business Director
Karl Zander

Karl Zander, Tutti Arts Business Director

Visual Arts

Hot on the heels of his successful Orange Wrappers collaboration with Paul Hoban, Tutti Artist Scott Pyle's recent project Breakaway 1: No One Double Crosses the Surfies, in collaboration with surfing artist Henry Jock Walker, was launched in February. The evening was a great success and well attended with a surprise live performance art piece from Scott and Henry.
This exhibition is the first in a series of three, facilitated by artist and curator Madison Bycroft. Watch out for the next collaborative exhibition with Tutti Artist Jenna May and textiles artist Lilly Buttrose, which will be up at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Lion Arts Center, North Terrace (west end), Adelaide in April and May.
No one disses the surfies
Scott and Jock


We are now gearing up for INDOfest with assistance from Australian based Indonesian artist Mawarini and dance artist Ade Suharto.  INDOfest launches this Sunday, April 13 at Rymil Park with a huge day of food, entertainment, music and art. Tutti Visual Arts Studio has created stunning Ondel Ondels (forest guardians), Tutti Performing Artists have created short dramatic pieces to accompany a series of Indonesian folk songs sung by the Choir. This performance is part of the Tutti Berarti Semuanya (Tutti means 'everyone') project in partnership with Flinders University Indonesian Studies Unit. This will be a great day for the whole family - check out for more details.
Tutti artists James, Charlie, Kimberley and Jane working with Mawarini (centre) on the INDOfest project
Tutti choir and performing artist Joel rehearsing for INDOfest

Tutti Kids and Youth Program

We are sorry to announce that Galway group tutor, Bree Worthington-Eyre is leaving Tutti Kids after 8 years. She will be greatly missed by us all and we would like to wish her every success in her new endeavours. Her group will continue with another tutor at the steering wheel.  
As one door closes, another opens -  Enfield Tutti Kids will now have its first visual arts group.  A wonderful designer will be guiding a group of creative youngsters on the north side of Adelaide from Term 2, 2014. There are some places still available - contact Coordinator Michael Ross 0401 591 024 for further details and to reserve a place.
Congratulations to Jillian Kate Arthur (below) from Flinders University who received a First Class Honours for her thesis on investigating the benefits for children and families participating in the Tutti Kids and Youth Program.

Company @

Thank you for coming to see our show History of Autism at the Adelaide Fringe Festival (pictured below). We had a great time and some amazing feedback from the audiences. We were thrilled to receive a 5 star review from Adelaide Theatre Guide:
"A cast of brilliant autistic actors show vivid and honest portrayals of the often difficult times faced by people on the spectrum. Some of the stories shared are humorous whilst some others can be quite confronting. One thing is certain: these actors are extremely talented, and as stated in the show, not in spite of their Autism, but because of it."
To buy your copy of the History of Autism DVD please contact Rebecca at the Tutti office 8422 6511 where they are available for $20 or $35 for two.
Company @
Company @

The Sisters of Invention

Tutti girl group The Sisters of Invention, seen here with their Musical Director Michael Ross, have a new facebook page - click on the link below to get the latest Sisters news of gigs and recordings.
The Sisters of Invention
The Sisters of Invention



Tutti and the SitDownShutup&Watch committee will present the first learning disability led film and new media festival in Australia  from October 31 - November 2 at Angaston Town Hall in the beautiful Barossa Valley.
If you are a budding film maker with a learning disability you need to enter your film in this fantastic festival by May 31. And if you’re not up for entering a film put the dates in your diary because there will be heaps of great film-related activities to keep you entertained! Join the SitDownShutup&Watch crowd on Friday October 31 for the launch and on Saturday for screenings of films made by learning disabled film and new media makers from all over Australia and the world. Go to our facebook page for more information.
Sit Down Shut Up & Watch
Sit Down Shut Up & Watch

Oska Bright news

As an award winning film (best Special Effects), Tutti Artist James Kurtze’s film Eye TV is part of the 2014 Oska Bright UK tour.
Oska Bright has been awarded funds from the British Film Institute to tour the films from the 2013 Festival. 
They are going all over the UK including Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Bristol, Belfast, Cardiff and more. Congratulations James.

Please donate to Tutti here

Own your own Maggie Beer

If you are looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, why not give them a beautiful limited edition print of Hugh Adamson’s portrait of Maggie Beer in her Barossa kitchen. Each print is fine art printed to the highest quality on A2 paper and is personally signed by Hugh and Maggie. Please call Rebecca at the Tutti Office on 8422 6511 to place an order. Prints are $100 each unframed (incl GST).
The incomparable Maggie Beer in front of Hugh Adamson's wonderful portrait - yours to own.

Entertainment Books

We are delighted to be selling Entertainment Books this year. This raises much needed funds which goes towards all the work Tutti Artists produce. From the Choir to visual arts, from ground-breaking theatre to Tutti Kids, every dollar helps keep Tutti going. To buy your book Click here or the picture below or ring Rebecca on 8422 6511.

Ladies' Lunch at Glenelg

This year we are really excited to be hosting a Ladies' Lunch at Glenelg Football Club. This will take place on Friday May 16 and will be hosted by Jane Doyle of Channel 7 news. You and your friends will enjoy a sumptious lunch, receive a goodie bag, watch a fashion show, and win great prizes in a charity raffle and celebrity silent auction.
Phone Linda on 8422 6511 to book your seat or buy a table of 10 and go in the draw for a bottle of French champagne.

Jane Doyle of Channel 7 News, tireless supporter of Tutti Arts and host of our Ladies' Lunch.

City-Bay September 21, 2014

It may seem like a long way off, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the hugely fun and successful City-Bay Fun Run (or walk … or crawl!) in September this year. We will be providing team information closer to the date, but for now it’s time to start thinking about joining Team Tutti and supporting our annual campaign of Do It For Dougie. Watch this space!

Grateful thanks

  • We are thrilled that our application to the Bank SA & Staff Charitable Fund was successful, and we have received funding which will help to pay for a Festival Coordinator for the SitDownShutUp&Watch Film and New Media Festival in October this year.  There is great excitement about the planning and development of this event, which will be the first ever disability led film festival in the southern hemisphere. Thank you Bank SA & Staff Charitable Fund! 
  • We would also like to say a huge Thank You to CBB the not4profit people who have generously awarded Tutti a grant which will enable us to buy recording and music equipment for our internationally renowned Alt Pop girl group, The Sisters of Invention (formerly known as Hot Tutti). With such great quality equipment, the Sisters’ live performances will really step up another level. They are currently working on their first album, and thanks to the generosity of CBB we are now building an in-house recording studio which will enable them to record on the Tutti premises. Thank you CBB!
  • And we are deeply grateful to Arts Access Australia for assisting us through their Access Fund with our production of Eye Music in May, and with the SitDownShutUp&Watch film festival in October.  Thanks to their generosity, we are able to make both these events more accessible with audio descriptions and auslan interpreters, and captioning of the films at the festival.  Thank you Arts Access Australia!
  • A huge thank you to the Westpac Foundation who supported Company @ and Tutti with funding for the Fringe production of History of Autism, which was a resounding success. Thank you Westpac Foundation!
  • Thank you to Macquarie Private Wealth!
    Tutti is very fortunate to have been the recipient of donations made at a boardroom lunch this week hosted by Macquarie Private Wealth, with special guest speaker Steve Ludlam, Managing Director and CEO of the Australian Submarine Corporation. Guests were treated to an exclusive afternoon with Mr Ludlam who spoke about the history of the submarine corporation and of future opportunities.
    We are very grateful to Jed Richards of Macquarie Private Wealth for hosting the lunch, to Steve Ludlam for giving his valuable time, and to the guests who made such generous donations to Tutti.

    Finally, our thanks go to Heather and Andrew Jeffery, Heather Southcott, Danielle Sibley-Cocks, Shirley Goss, Claire Taylor, Martha Coro, Darren Oliver, Stephen Ludlam, Bill Cumpston, Donald Cant, Phil Hoffmann, Hermann Janzon, Barry Rowett, Charles Figallo, Peter Mathurin, Robyn Lang and Janine Carr for their support and generosity to Tutti.
Bank SA staff presenting the cheque to Tutti
Tara Glennie (Bank SA), Aimee Crathern, Karl Zander, Pat Rix, Danny Clark (Bank SA) presenting the grant cheque to Tutti

How you can help

There are many ways you can help Tutti, and even the smallest donation makes a difference.
Every donation to Tutti helps us to provide support to our talented artists and ensures the continuity of our services. With the help of our supporters, we can make a huge difference to the working lives of our artists with disability. Click here to go to our Everyday Hero donation page.

If you would like to set up a regular donation or would like further information on how you can help Tutti please call Linda Jacobssen on 8422 6511.


Tutti is one of Australia’s leading arts companies working with disabled and non-disabled people to create Extraordinary and Inclusive Visual, Performing and Digital Arts. Tutti is a place where the arts unlock creativity and talent, enabling individuals and groups to speak revealingly to everyone.
Tutti gratefully acknowledges the support of the Community Partnerships Section of the Australia Council, the Federal Government arts funding and advisory body, and the South Australian Government through Disability SA and Arts SA. Tutti also acknowledges the support of Minda Incorporated and the Newman Foundation.