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Image: Jane, James and Michael. Photo by Trentino Priori 2015


Shedding Light OzAsia Festival 2015

24 September - 3 October

It’s been a great few weeks for Tutti, and our guest artists locally and from Indonesia, as we worked together to present a range of performances and visual arts experiences that captivated audiences inside and outside the Dunstan Playhouse Foyer. The neon-lit glowing pedal-powered bikes (Sepeda Lampus) built by James Dodd with spectacular head-dresses designed by James Kurtze, William Gregory and Joel Hartgen proved exceptionally popular. Pedalled by Tutti artists, guest artists and volunteers, accompanied by a mashup of lively Indonesian and contemporary pop, these bikes took audience members on journeys around the River Deck and across the footbridge to secret performances that booked out every night.
Foyer installations included brightly decorated kaki lima (food carts) by Indonesian artist Moelyono and artists from Perspektif - a sister company in Yogyakarta, and an exquisitely illuminated forest kaki lima by Mawarini, Kimberly Sellers and Patricia Wozniak from Tutti. At the far end of the foyer audiences engaged with fabulous light drawing by Laura Wills, Banjobe Hunt, Grace Bell and Megan Long in response to Anathema,a politically provocative video monologue by Khairani Barokka, and Troublemaker, an audio work developed by Barokka with The Sisters of Invention.
Outside on the River Deck, growing numbers of people came each night to draw or paint contributions to Henry Jock Walker, Scott Pyle, and Kurt Bosecke’s outrageously popular surf kaki lima, while hundreds were attracted to the brilliantly lit Shark, Unicorn or Three-Headed Snow Monster pedal-powered vehicles.

This was a huge team effort with 328 individual performances over the two weeks and 22 Tutti and guest artists, support staff and volunteers involved as performers, riders, spruikers and coordinators every night. As word spread about the performances and installations, they became a talking point for hundreds of people who exchanged experiences, photos, and messages via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. It was a fabulously successful project which was acclaimed by the public, the press and the Adelaide Festival Centre as a major hit of the 2015 OzASia Festival. Huge thanks and congratulations to everyone involved in Shedding Light on a fantastic effort.

Pat Rix
Image: Riders ready to take punters on a journey. Photo by Sam Roberts Photography 2015
Image: Cruising along the footbridge, Shedding Light, OzAsia Festival 2015. Photo by Sam Roberts Photography 2015
Image: Jane and Jackie pedaling a guest. Photo by Trentino Priori 2015
Image: His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO enjoying Shedding Light. Photo by Trentino Priori 2015
Image: Surf kaki lima. Photo by Trentino Priori 2015
Image: Kathryn Evans and Caitlin Moloney from Tutti Performing Arts performing Ganesh god of overcoming obstacles - directed by Juha Vanhakartano. Photo by Pat Rix 2015
Shita, Perspektif performing Colours of My Life developed with Broto and Deaf Arts Community Yogyakarta. Photo by Pat Rix 2015
Image: Sit Down Shut Up and Listen audio installation by Khairani Barokka and The Sisters of Invention. Photo Sam Roberts Photography 2015


The Shedding Light project is the result of a cross-cultural exchange that began over two years ago between Adelaide's Tutti Artists and a group of children and young people with disabilities in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Another outcome of the collaboration was the very popular The Story Behind Shedding Light exhibition at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Hawke Centre opened by Associate Professor Anton Lucas, Flinders University and Bu Nining, Perspektif. Many thanks to Howard Vineyard for their generous support of the opening of this exhibition.

Visit James Dodd blog to view more photos
Image: Exhibition opening, Thursday 17 September. Photo by Pavlos Soteriou 2015
Image: Associate Professor Anton Lucas, School of International Studies, Flinders University opening the exhibition. Photo by Joyce Louey 2015
Image: Artist Talk, Friday 25 September. Photo by Pavlos Soteriou 2015
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
  • 2015 Credit Union Christmas Pageant - Saturday 14 November
  • Tutti's 2015 Christmas Celebration Concert "Everything Changes" - Tuesday 15 December, 7.30 - 9.30pm St Peter's Cathedral
  • Carols in Whitmore Square presented by Baptist Care SA Inc (Tutti Choir and Holdfast Bay Concert Band) - Thursday 17 December, 7 - 9pm
  • Christmas Lights Concert - Saturday 12 December, 8 - 8.30pm 25 Kearnes Road, Oaklands Park
  • Seeking applications for 'Infusion: a young events managers introductory program' in partnership with Adelaide City Council, Music SA and Arunga Project Solutions. Program runs October 2015 - December 2015 and is open to young people aged 15 - 25 years from disadvantaged backgrounds. For enquiries please contact Phil 0431 213 409. 
  • Opportunity to Volunteer with the Visual Arts Program on Fridays (visual arts experience required). Please contact Patricia Wozniak 8422 6275
Click here to BUY tickets to Tutti's 2015 Christmas Celebration Concert "Everything Changes" - Tuesday 15 December

Tutti Choir

The Tutti Choir said farewell to our Musical Director, Richard Chew at the end of Semester 1. He composed Six Swans – the one act opera performed with the final year Performing Arts students at University of SA in June. It was a great way to serenade Richard off to new pastures. Richard hopes to keep in touch and will be with us for our end of year/Christmas performance. He has a teaching and research position at Federation University in Ballarat. We wish him well in his new adventures in Victoria. 

Laura Ellis and Brenton Shaw have been leading the choir in singing and rehearsing.
Rehearsals are continuing in Verco at 5.30pm on Wednesdays
Image: Tutti Kids performing

Tutti Kids and Youth

The Tutti Kids and Youth are busy preparing their best singing, songwriting, dancing, acting and MC skills for their big showcase performance for family and friends at the end of November 2015.
The Tutti Kids and Youth sessions running in Term 4, 2015 are:

Day                  Time                    Venue                                     Age
Tuesdays         4.30 - 5.30pm      Tutti Arts, North Brighton        13 - 17 years
Wednesdays    4.00 - 5.00pm      Glandore Community                   12+ years

Saturdays       9.30 - 10.30am     Tutti Arts, North Brighton            4 - 8 years
                       9.30 - 10.30am     Tutti Arts, North Brighton          8 - 12 years
                     10.45 - 11.45am     Tutti Arts, North Brighton        13 - 17 years

A new group is starting for youngsters aged 4-8 years on Saturdays. Please share the news with anyone you know with young children with disability who may be interested in participating in a great creative arts program. If you are interested in the Tutti Kids and Youth Program please contact Jillian Arthur, Tutti Kids and Youth Coordinator on 08 8422 6511 or email

Exciting news! Following on from the fabulous success of the first Sit Down Shutup and Watch Film and New Media Festival in 2014, our second festival has been confirmed for 21 October 2016! Can't wait to see you there!
If you are a filmmaker with a learning disability this festival is for YOU! 
More information and entry forms are available from the website
Closing date for entries is 4 April 2016

Stop Press: Tutti artists work will screen at two international film events this month!

By special invitation of the Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia Yayan G.H. Mulyana, award winning South Australian films - Eye TV & Dexter Aliens by James Kurtze and Our Story by William Gregory will be screened during an international film festival in Bandung this month. The festival is hosted by the West Java Government.
Adelaide Film Festival will also be featuring films by SDSW 2014 Award winners James Kurtz and William Gregory in their epic new segment Mayhem which begins this week! A Month of Mayhem focuses on screenings, exhibitions and  workshops for deaf and disabled artists and audiences. Showcased across Adelaide in the City Library, Adelaide Central Markets and a portable micro cinema, check out the AFF website for more details

Funding success

Congratulations to: James Kurtze, Scott Pyle, Sit Down Shutup & Watch, Company @ and Tutti Performing Arts who were all successful in their applications for funding towards arts projects in 2015/2016.

Also special congratulations to Chris Dyke (Tutti Arts/Restless Dance Theatre) who was successful with funding, and to Josh Campton from Restless Dance Theatre who has received Richard Llewellyn funding to enable him to work with Tutti Arts to develop and edit his film ‘Landscape Diaries.’

Staff Updates

We've had some changes at Tutti Arts over the past year.....
Left image: Jane Gronow, Arts Manager
Right image: Joyce Louey, Office and Administration Coordinator
Image: Jill Arthur, Tutti Kids and Youth Coordinator
A belated welcome to Jane Gronow,Tutti's Arts Manager. Jane has worked as Editor of Artwork Magazine, Community Arts Network SA, General Manager, No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability and as Editor of Lowdown Magazine, Carclew. Jane has fifteen years experience in the South Australian arts sector. Her skills and interests are in the areas of producing, managing stakeholder relationships, marketing and company development.

Michael Ross leaves Tutti Kids and Youth to concentrate on development of the music program. Michael continues working with The Sisters of Invention.

Welcome to Jillian Arthur, our new Tutti Kids and Youth Coordinator.

Farewell to Rebecca Jeffries, Administrator. Becky's last day at Tutti was 3 September, where all staff wished her well as she pursues a career working for a Federal MP.

Welcome to Joyce Louey who has stepped in on a short-term contract till the end of the year to assist with all-things office.


City To Bay 2015 - Double it for Dougie

Tutti in the City-Bay was a great success! Team Tutti had a wonderful day with most of the team walking/running the 6km to Glenelg, but some of our very fit team ran the 12km route. What a fantastic effort! On behalf of all the artists at Tutti, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all those people who supported our team and made a donation to the DOUBLE IT FOR DOUGIE campaign. Your generosity allows us to help fulfill our artists’ dreams of having their work out in the public arena, and every dollar donated counts towards their success.

We are enormously grateful to our sponsors:
Basetec Services
Eblen Subaru
Brighton Foodland
and to the Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay for providing us with a sumptuous breakfast.

We hope to see you all again in the City-Bay next year!

Image: Team Tutti

A big thank you!

On behalf of all the artists in our programs we would like to thank the following individuals and community groups for their generous support:

Alison McDougall, Amanda Haag, Amanda Oliver, Andrea Davies, Andrew and Heather Jeffery, Ann Ewer, BE & V Saul, Bill and Libby Cumpston, Brian Gilbertson, Brian Wheeler, Caroline Treloar, Catherine Campbell, Chris Klimatsakis, CJ Bilodeau, Clare Knox, David and Dianne Hall, David and Jo Tamblyn, Dennis and Peta Laundy, Donald and Jill Cant, Edward Douglas, Elizabeth Gray, Elizabeth Milburn, Eric Suehrstedt, Fran  Whittingham, Geoff and Rowena Masters, Georgina Moore, Geraldine Hood, Giuseppa Panepinto, Graham Cox, Greg Evangelou, Helen Godwin, Helen Haines, Huey and Connie Madigan, Isobel David, Jade Were, James Trevaskis, Jane Marland, Jennifer Stokes, Jill Gronow, Jillian May, John May, John Scales, Josephine O'Grady, Kate Cooper, Kate Prescott, Kathryn  Casey, Kay Jamieson, Keith Twartz, The Kelly Watson Endowment Trust, Kimberly Fogarty, Kirsty Angus, Lee Witczak, Lesley Blyth, Lesley Warner, Libby Druce, Linda Jacobssen, Lions Club of Gawler Inc, Lloyd Beckett, Louise Nicholas, Lyle Rimon, Lynda Wood, Lynn Young, Lynton Hastwell, Marian Edwards, Michele Slatter, Naomi Webb, North Sydney Girls High School, Paul McCarthy, Pauline Crosby, Peter Moloney, Phyllis Schmidt, Probus Club of Westbourne Park, Prue and Don Kearvell, Renate O'Connell, Renay Kowalewski, Robyn Weston, Ros Evans, Seymour College, Shelley Forester, Stephanie and Ken Cocks, Stephen Allchurch, Steve Ludlam, Susanne Cirocco, Toni Radway, Wendy Michell, Wendy and Brian Turner, Wendy Bos, Wendy Purcell and Yvonne Smolenski.

How can you support Tutti?

Tutti achieves a lot on very little.
We are a rare community dedicated to high quality arts programs for people of all ages with and without a disability.
For the first time in history disabled artists are part of a generation who are winning awards, achieving grants and reaching a global audience through their work.
We rely heavily on our supporters’ generosity to extend these opportunities to more young people who deserve a chance.
We invite you to consider making a regular donation to support our long term commitment to people living with disability and to ensure the continuity of our work.  All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
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If you would like to make a credit donation or a regular donation, or you would like to find out more about how you can support Tutti in other ways, please call Linda Jacobssen, Fundraising Manager on 8422 6511 or 0402 317 035, or email  

Tutti Arts

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.