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Merry Christmas from Tutti

Tickets are selling fast for the annual Tutti Christmas Concert this coming Saturday. Conducted by Brenton Shaw and accompanied by Musical Director Richard Chew this concert is a not to be missed highlight of the festive season. Book now by clicking on the image below to avoid missing out.
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There is so much to celebrate since our last newsletter.
There is also much to look forward to with the opening of our Fringe Exhibition MixUp World at the Bay Discovery Centre on 19 February at 6pm by artist/curator and Director of Fontanelle Studios, Brigid Noone.

2014 has been a wonderful year for Tutti Arts. From exciting exhibitions to exhilarating concerts, two ground-breaking theatre productions and a film festival, Tutti has continued to develop as a facilitator for artists to write, film, paint, direct and perform on their own terms. It is also time to thank and congratulate the amazingly talented and generous professional artists who lead and work in our programs.

The Sisters of Invention Shine!

The recent launch of The Sisters of Invention single This Isn’t Disneyland at The Promethean Theatre on 17 October received a thunderous standing ovation from a capacity crowd. The Sisters’ are Amy Crathern, Annika Hooper, Caroline Hardy, Jackie Saunders and Michell Hall. Their presentation and performance, supported by Musical Director Michael Ross and some of Adelaide’s finest musicians was polished, professional and testament to Tutti's support of artists with disability developing leadership and career pathways in the arts. MC Matt Gilbertson warmed up the audience and the single had a spectacular launch by David Grice, Managing Director of Musitec, South Australia's new music industry cluster aimed at creating innovative business opportunities worldwide for South Australian musicians. 

There was such fantastic energy in the room on Friday and the work you and your team have put in has been astounding. Keep up the fabulous work!
  David Grice.

The Sisters will follow up their single - available to download from iTunes - with their album launch next April - keep an eye on our Facebook page for details. The Sisters are also delighted that This Isn’t Disneyland has attracted interest in the UK and Mongolia. They have recently appeared in the UK Daily Mail, and on the BBC website and the single has now attracted well over 9,000 hits. This Isn't Disneyland also screened at the UN Headquarters in New York for the United Nations Enable Film Festival (UNEFF) during the International Day for Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2014. Go The Sisters!
Photos: Pavlos Soteriou

Sit Down, Shutup and Watch takes the Barossa by storm!

Hot on the heels of the Sisters’ Launch came Tutti’s presentation of Australia’s first learning disability led film and new media festival Sit Down Shutup and Watch! at Angaston Town Hall.

Members of the Sit Down, Shutup and Watch Festival Committee celebrating on Brand SA's red carpet.
Above: Minister Tony Piccolo speaking at the Red Carpet Awards Night
William Gregory, the Honorable Kelly Vincent, James Kurtze and Cameron Schwartz at the SDSW Filmmakers Panel
MCs Lee Witczak, Ryan Thomas and Samantha Charles at the Red Carpet Awards Night
Below: Cameron Schwarz and James Kurtze
James Kurtze and the Honorable Kelly Vincent
Photos: Pavlos Soteriou

The Sit Down, Shutup and Watch Film and New Media Festival was opened at 10.30am on 31 October by Jennifer Layther from Arts SA and Councillor Margaret Harris. The festival was a fabulous and eye opening event with 200 people from all over South Australia attending the opening session, and over 100 people celebrating award winning films from all over the world at the festival's first Red Carpet Awards Night.

“To see people like me on a big screen and watch films about what's important for disabled people was better than great, it was Awesome!” said Kelsey from Clare
Award presenters included the Minister for Disability Tony Piccolo, the Honorable Kelly Vincent, Becky Llewellyn representing Access 2Arts and Arts Access Australia, Sharon Cleary from the SA Film Corporation, film makers Cameron Schwarz and Matthew Wauchope, and festival producer Pat Rix.

The SDSW steering committee planned and delivered a seamless, very professional festival and acknowledged the great support of SA Film Corporation Marketing and Communications Manager Sharon Cleary, and assistant Tamara Mascarenhas. Long term partners The Barossa Council, Country Health SA and Tutti, and 2014 festival partners Arts SA, The Sunshine Foundation and Bank SA were also acknowledged.

Paul Carroll from Channel 7 Sunrise did a fabulous story on the first Sit Down, Shutup and Watch Festival which screened on Saturday 22 November and gave great insight into the lives and interests of several of the award winning film makers.

Minister Piccolo led the cheers and told an enthusiastic audience that SDSW is truly a festival for all South Australians to be proud of. He also said the next festival should be called the "2016 International Sit Down Shutup and Watch Film and New Media Festival.We can't wait!

TKY live at the Promethean

The Tutti Kids & Youth Showcase held on the afternoon of 21 September at The Promethean was packed to the rafters with friends and supporters. There were some beautiful solo and group moments featuring songs, music, and film integrated with drama. All children and their tutors are to be congratulated on a very entertaining afternoon. Special thanks to Michael Ross, Annie Siegmann, Karen Inwood and Carlia Cappozza whose leadership of the TKY groups is resulting in such striking original work and engaging performances.
The Blackwood boys performing at The Promethean

Tutti Macquarie Private Wealth Art Exhibition

On 29 September 2014 Macquarie Private Wealth generously hosted a cocktail opening of the Tutti Macquarie Private Wealth Art Exhibition in their Pirie Street offices. Launched by artist and author Richard Maurovic and curated by Frances Buring-Pichler, this vibrant and colourful exhibition showcased artworks by a selection of our Visual Artists. 
New  to the Visual Arts this year, emerging artist Soraya Hayes was delighted to be successful in selling her work Sky Snake.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Jed Richards of Macquarie Private Wealth for continuously supporting Tutti and our Visual Artists.
Left: Exhibition Curator Frances Buring-Pichler with artist Kimberly Sellars.
Right: Richard Maurovic with artists Charlie Taplin, Scott Pyle and Jackie Saunders and Pat Rix.
Pat Rix with Jed and Eliza Richards

Company @'s Fringe hit announced as part of the 2015 Come Out Festival

Exciting news! Tutti and Company @ will co-present the ensemble's 2014 History of Autism with Adelaide Festival Centre as part of Come Out Children’s Festival in May 2015. Click here for details.

Brave New Work in development

Under the working title Impersonal Space, the Company @ ensemble are currently developing a perspective changing new work about a young girl who strips away her imposed identity to discover her empowered disabled self. Workshops are being led by Edwin Kemp Attrill and Yasmin Gurreeboo with writer Emily Steel. Company @ Director Julian Jaensch says "This show is going to rock! Our plan is to produce it in 2016.”

Dates for your diaries

13 December - The Tutti Christmas Concert, 2.30pm Clayton Uniting Church, corner of Portrush Road and Norwood Parade. The concert features The Tutti Choirs and Soloists, the Klemzig Signing Choir and The Gathering Wave Choir. At 7.30 the Tutti Choir will sing at Bill Heycox's house, 25 Kearnes Road, Oaklands Park for his Christmas Lights display. All are welcome to see Bill's fabulous display of lights.

18 December - Carols in Whitmore Square, Tutti and Poco Tutti are the feature choirs. Carols start at 7pm after a barbecue in the park

19 December - Tutti Arts breaks for the holidays

19 January 2015 - Tutti Arts begins for 2015

6 February 2015 - Mix Up World! Exhibition begins at the Bay Discovery Centre, Glenelg

19 February - Official opening of Mix Up World Exhibition by Brigid Noone, Director of Fontanelle Studios

Fundraising update

The City Bay Fun Run - Do it for Dougie! on 21 September raised a record amount of $10,000 and was well supported by members and friends of Tutti. Caitlin Moloney and her mother Flame from the Tutti Choir deserve special congratulations for a spectacular effort which well exceeded their target of $2,000.
Linda Jacobssen is pleased to report that the Macquarie Foundation has matched the donations made at the recent Tutti Art Exhibition opening at Macquarie Private Wealth on 29 September. Special thanks to Visual Arts Tutor Frances Buring-Pichler who led the curation and hanging of the exhibition.
A few of our splendid runners, walkers and wheelers getting ready for the 2014 CityBay

A big thank you!

On behalf of everyone in our programs we would like to thank the following individuals and community groups for their generous support and kind donations.

Allan Riddell, Ally Comley, Amanda Blair, Amelia Jones, Amelia McFarlane, Andrea Davies, Andrew Downing, Andrew May, Ann Ewer, Annalise Donders, Anne Haren, Annie Harvey, Anthea Fraser, Anthony Kwan, Barbara Molanus, Bill and Libby Cumpston, Carolyn Mitchell, Cat Healy, Catherine Cooper, Charles Figallo, Christina Fabbian, Christina Polkinghorne, Christine Banks, Collette Ertas, Corinna Freytag, Damien McInerney, Darrell Baillie, David and Clare Knox, David McKee, David Murphy, Dawn Spencer, Dianne and David Hall, Dianne and Rodney Just, Elli Naiza-Webb, Felicity Kurtze, Freda McCausland, Georgina Moore, Grant Macauley, Helen Molloghan, Holdfast Bay Rotary Club, Isobel David, Jackie Smith, Jan McConchie, Jo Churchett, John Downing, John Moloney, Karl Zander, Kate Humphries, Kate Prescott, Kathryn Moloney, Kathryn Sargent, Keith Twartz, Kirsty Heysen, Lesley Blyth, Lewes Lodge of Brighton, Libby Heyward, Linda Jacobssen, Liz Robertson, Lola Pedler, Louise Nicholas, Louise Spencer, Louise Taylor, Macushla Moloney, Madeleine McFarlane, Mama Carmelas, Margret Keath, Marian Donders, Mark Harvey, Mary McFarlane, Mary Terris, Michael Walters, Nicole Bittner, North Sydney Girls High School, Olivia Coombe, Pat Rix, Patricia Conroy, Patrick Mentzel, Peter and Sandie Eblen, Peter Daish, Peter Hohol, Peter Moloney, Prue and Steve McMichael, Ralph Assheton, Rene Smith, Roslyn Franks, Samantha Humphrey, Sandra Hopper, Sarah McFarlane, Schona Murray, Simon Jacobs, Somerton Park Rotary Club, Stephen Allchurch, Tara Glennie, Ted Evans, Tim Denton, Timothy Tuazon, Toni Radway, Tracey Nye, Wayne Inglis, Wendy Bos, Westpac Community Action Team, William Harrod and Yvonne Deally.

How can you support Tutti?

Every donation, no matter how small, ensures the continuity and quality of our work. It is only with your help that Tutti can continue to offer life-changing programs to young people living with disability and get their work out to the world. Click here to go to our Give Now donation page.

If you would like to make a regular donation or find out more about how you can support Tutti please call Linda Jacobssen on 8422 6511.


Tutti is a leading Australian arts company working with disabled and non-disabled people to create Extraordinary and Inclusive Art that speaks 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 our long term partner Minda Incorporated.