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December 2013

It’s that time of year again, and we at Tutti would like to wish everyone a safe and joyful Christmas and a happy and successful year in 2014.

  • 2013 Accolades

  • Their Shadows in Us Exhibition Opening

  • Tutti Christmas Concert

  • Exclusive Maggie Beer print offer

  • Visual Arts news

  • Club Tutti

  • Tutti Kids

  • International Day of Disability

  • 2013 highlights

  • Coming up in 2014

  • Latest news

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End of 2013 accolades!

James Kurtze wins Best Special Effects Award at 2013 Oska Bright Film Festival

Hearty Congratulations to Tutti filmmaker and media artist James Kurtze whose film Eye TV won the Best Special Effects Award at the Oska Bright Film Festival in the UK.
The Oska Bright Awards Ceremony took place at the Corn Exchange, Brighton on Tuesday November 19, 2013 and the Award was presented by Jane Mote from Channel 8 Television. By all accounts James made a great acceptance speech and acknowledged all his supporters. Eye TV was funded by the Richard Llewellyn Trust and supported by Tutti staff including Matt Goodluck, Pavlos Soteriou, Patricia Wozniak and Pat Rix. James also represented the SitDownShutup&Watch film and new media committee at the festival together with committee Chair, Lee Witczak.
James with Jane Mote at the awards ceremony

Our Patron, Scott Hicks receives the 2013 Don Dunstan Award

Our hearty congratulations to Tutti’s Patron Scott Hicks on being the recent recipient of the 2013 Don Dunstan Award at the Adelaide Film Festival Gala Opening. Presented by the AFF Board, this prestigious award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Australian film industry and Scott is one of Australia’s most respected filmmakers. He is also an Emmy, Peabody and AFI award-winning director with his masterpiece Shine nominated for 7 Academy Awards, 5 Golden Globes, 9 BAFTAs and won 9 AFI awards including Best Film. Since then he has directed a succession of Hollywood films: Snow Falling on CedarsHearts in AtlantisNo Reservations and The Lucky One. Scott and his wife Kerry Heysen have maintained their SA base, bringing major post-production work to Adelaide, and adding two Australian productions: the award winning documentary Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts and The Boys Are Back, in recent years. This is a very well deserved honour Scott!
Scott Hicks
Tutti Patron and Don Dunstan Award winner, Scott Hicks

Tutti has two must see events in December

Flinders University City Gallery Dec 14 - Feb 16 2014

On December 13 our much anticipated exhibition celebrating the Tutti and Minda partnership Their Shadows in Us will be opened by Alex Reid at the Flinders University City Gallery. Curated by Tutti Visual Arts founder Melanie Fulton, this ground-breaking exhibition has been three years in the making and will be an opportunity for the wider community to discover the untold stories of people who have lived and worked at Minda stretching back to the early 20th Century. Many Tutti visual and performing artists have collaborated extensively with highly-regarded South Australian artists Laura Wills, Nina Rupena, Madison Bycroft and Sascha Budimski, using visual, audio and tactile mediums to create works which explore the past and present. Esteemed South Australian writer Catherine Murphy, who led the research process, has written the accompanying catalogue essay.
Who the heck is Minda by Jenna May in collaboration with Nina Rupena. Photograph by Pavlos Soteriou.

It All Starts Now, Christmas Concert

Clayton Wesley Uniting Church, Sunday December 15, 3pm

Come blow the dust off your soul and join the celebrated Tutti Choirs, soloists and guest artists to let Christmas and the holiday season truly begin.
Also featuring the Gathering Wave Choir from Mt Barker, Club Tutti singers and children from the Tutti Kids and Youth Arts program, this joy-filled choral celebration is for all those who believe in hope and renewal at the closing of the year.
Call 8422 6511 for tickets. Book early to avoid disappointment. At Trybooking  Limited tickets available on the door.

Christmas all wrapped up!

While we are thinking about Christmas, if you are looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, why not give them the gift of 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 the Tutti Office on 8422 6511 to place an order. Prints are $100 each unframed.
The incomparable Maggie Beer in front of Hugh Adamson's wonderful portrait - yours to own.

Visual Arts news

For SALA in August this year Scott Pyle launched Orange Wrappers, a collaborative art project with Adelaide artist Dr Paul Hoban, the Head of Painting and Drawing at UniSA. This dynamic duo created an exhibition at artist run gallery FELTspace in Compton St, City which was packed out for the opening. The energetic and spontaneous paintings demonstrated the common ground between so-called outsider art and avant-garde practice and generated lively discussion. An Arts SA grant helped to fund exhibition costs and contributed towards the catalogue. Both artists are now preparing for the second installment of their work called Orange Wrappers II which will be held at Greenaway Art Gallery in 2014.
Dr Paul Hoban with Scott Pyle

A second SALA exhibition in August featured Tutti visual artist Banjobe Hunt in his first solo exhibition called Bangkok to Brighton. Hosted by Phil McMahon Real Estate, this extremely well attended exhibition presented a vibrant collection of paintings and lino cuts featuring themes from Banjobe’s birthplace Thailand and his love of Australian animals. Coordinated by long-time Tutti supporter, Suzy Tilley, Banjobe’s exhibition was opened by The Honourable Steven Marshall, State Liberal leader and Member for Norwood.
Banjobe exhibition
Banjobe Hunt, Anthea Hunt, Steven Marshall, Phil and Lynette McMahon

Club Tutti

Club Tutti celebrated Christmas with a rousing singing session and party at Isabel's Cafe on Monday evening, December 9. Club Tutti Leader Jayne Hewetson and Pat Rix thanked all volunteers and farewelled Jacky Boxall who is taking a break after eleven years of continuous volunteering. Exciting news is that Club Tutti's success has led to Holdfast Bay Council funding a second group to be called Club T2 in 2014. People interested in attending this new group should call the Tutti office on 8422 6511 to secure a place.
Club Tutti
Beverly Chatterton proposes a toast to long time volunteer and friend of everyone in Club Tutti, Jacky Boxall

Tutti Kids bbq and dvd launch

The wider Tutti Kids community gathered at Galway House on Sunday December 1 to celebrate a year of digital art making, songwriting, singing and drama. As part of the event Nikki Rydon's Hove group, Katharine Annear's Enfield group and Karen Inwood's Tutti Chaps all contributed colourful and dynamic digital images and short films, while Team Tutti and The Rainbow Team, who had recorded three original songs with Tutti Kids Coordinator Michael Ross, were thrilled by the reaction of family and friends. All participants received certificates and two participants, Asha and Jean-Louis, were awarded Children of Courage Awards by Lions Club International. A great time was had by all!
Josh receives a Tutti Kids certificate presented by Lions Club International President Ray Najar, with LaunchPad Coordinator Katharine Annear looking on.

International Day of Disability Dec 3

On December 3 Juha Vanhakartano, Performing Arts Coordinator, represented Tutti at the Australia Council's launch of their new Disability Action Plan in Sydney. The new DAP will enable more artists with disability to be funded for a range of development and project opportunities and there will be a new leadership program which will increase the capacity of artists and arts workers with disability. There will also be more artists and arts workers with disability engaged as peers across the Australia Council ensuring that the voices of artists with a disability are heard.

Here in Adelaide Tutti was involved in a number of celebrations, with Aimee Crathern and Michael Ross performing at DIRCs International Day of Disability celebration which featured great entertainment, great activities and great people.
Michael Ross and Aimee Crathern
Michael Ross and Aimee Crathern perform at DIRC

2013 Highlights

2013 has been a very eventful year for many of our artists and programs with a range of fabulous exhibitions and productions:

March: Fringe Exhibition - Small Things (Holdfast Mezzanine Gallery)
April: Hot Tutti - Twenty Years: Twenty Stories (UniSA & Hawke Centre)
May: Square Project performance in development (State Opera Studio)
June: Quirky, Weird & Wonderful Exhibition (Pepper Street Studios)
June: Indonesian Artist residency for Tutti Berarti Semuanya
July: Salt Water Songs - Tutti Choir Mid Winter Concert (BPAC)
Aug: Orange Wrapper Exhibition - SALA (Felt Space)
Sept: Launch of The Lady Galway Gallery
Nov: Creative Reminiscence - celebrating work by residents at Oaklands Park Lodge
Dec: Tutti Kids LaunchPad
Dec: Their Shadows In Us (Flinders University City Gallery)
Dec: Tutti Christmas Concert

Coming up in 2014

Highlights to look out for in 2014 include

Company@'s Fringe production of their acclaimed new play The History of Autism opens at the State Opera Studio on March 7.
The World Premiere of Eye Music runs from May 20 (preview) through to May 30 at the State Opera Studio.
Tutti Arts is working towards Orange Wrapper 2 at Greenaway Art Gallery and an exhibition in Canberra with Belconnen Arts
We'll keep you informed with dates and progress throughout the year on our facebook site and with quarterly newsletters.

Very latest news

We welcome Karl Zander as the new Business Director of Tutti. Karl will begin in January, and comes to Tutti with 20 years' experience in the not-for-profit sector including roles in disability organisations SCOSA, Autism SA and the Can:Do Group. He brings strengths in Leadership and Business Development as well as significant experience in Grant Writing and Income Generation.
Born in Zimbabwe, Karl then spent his formative years in Mozambique and South Africa. Later he studied Public Relations before moving to England and then Adelaide. He has four children ranging from 18 years to 6 months old. Karl is a keen guitarist, singer and songwriter and recently worked with Tutti Kids group 'The Rainbow Team'. We look forward to Karl joining us in January 2014.
Karl Zander: Tutti's new Business Director

Grateful thanks

Many thanks to Ken and Anne Rollond, Bernie Walsh, Michele Slatter, Kennedy & Co Foundation, Fran Whittingham, Pat Luscome, Scott Hicks, Donald and Jill Cant, Keith Walter, Michael De Haas, Clayton-Wesley Church, Hermann and Karin Janzon, Susan Puccetti, Stephanie and Ken Cocks, Trish Hensley, John and Hayley Miller, Jack Condous, John Scales, Chris Pycorft, Alan Newman, John Dally, David Holst, Suzy Tilley, Phil and Lynette McMahon, Elizabeth Gray, The Rotary Club of Somerton Park, Lewis Lodge of Brighton and The City of Holdfast Bay.


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.