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Jolly June Update

  • Welcome
  • Arts Funding
  • Magic Object
  • SDSW
  • Sisters at Holden Street
  • Denmark Festival of Voice
  • ABC story
  • Bowerbird
  • Andres Busrianto residency
  • TKY update
  • Digital Enterprise
  • Where its AT workshop
  • Mothers Day Morning Tea
Tutti welcomes Lucy
A BIG Tutti welcome to our new Office and Administration Officer Lucy Markiewicz. Lucy has an extensive performing arts background and diverse experience as a performer, writer, director, production manager and arts administrator.

Lucy's dream is to help expand the arts in South Australia and create a more sustainable industry for performing artists of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages and abilities.

Arts Funding in Australia:

Impact on Tutti

The Australia Council for the Arts recently announced the recipients of 4-year funding for Arts organisation in Australia. Unfortunately, Tutti Arts was not one of them.

Federal government’s cuts to the funding of the Australia Council for the Arts are beginning to have their long-term impact felt across the country, including here in South Australia. The Friday 13 May 2016 announcement of Australia Council‘s 4-year funding recipients saw 62 small to medium arts organisations lose their on-going federal funding. This included six SA companies; a number of which are now under threat of closure.

In light of these federal arts funding changes, we encourage you to write to Minister for the Arts, Senator Mitch Fifield, as well as your local federal representative to voice your concerns about the impact of these cuts, especially in the lead up to the federal election on 2 July 2016.

The 2016-17 state budget for the arts is still unknown. Although the minister is aware of the pain the latest funding cuts have caused, it has been made clear that the state government can not pick up the shortfall in federal funding. Arts South Australia has been very supportive and is working with arts organisations affected. They have been able to make a number of very positive suggestions.

Impact on Tutti
The good news is that it will be business as usual and all present programs will continue. The down side is that we miss out on recurrent $230,000 per annum of funding, a significant part of which would have covered some of our key overheads, especially staff.

‘Are artists the last magicians?’ Lisa Slade, Curator, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object.

Tutti lights up Magic Object!

On Saturday 14 May, the 2016 Adelaide Biennial Exhibition of Australian Art - Magic Object - was farewelled with a host of special events. A reported magical highlight came from visitors transported by Tutti artists from the Art Gallery on North Terrace to a special light painting performance by Denis Smith at Government House. Countless passers-by also enjoyed taking photos of Tutti’s spectacular pedal powered vehicles from the Shedding Light project.

Sit Down Shut Up and Watch!

Filming in front of a green screen during the Renmark workshop for Sit Down Shut Up and Watch workshop (ABC Riverland: Catherine Heuzenroeder)
In the lead up to the second Sit Down Shutup and Watch Film & New Media Festival the SDSW team recently delivered two successful film making workshops in Renmark and Mt Gambier. Both were supported by CLASS and after the Mt Gambier workshop participant personal profiles were screened in the Dress Circle theatre. An enthusiastic audience of family members, friends and carers enjoyed viewing work created during the workshop and also screenings of award winning films from the 2014 Festival. Both workshops attracted excellent media coverage from the ABC in the South East: and in the Riverland, where Catherine Heuzenroeder visited the SDSW team at the McCormick Centre Renmark to do a story promoting the Festival and workshop. Check it out at the link below:
Plans are now underway to deliver the last regional SDSW workshop from the 27th  – 30th June in Port Augusta. If you have friends or family with learning disabilities in the Pt Augusta region please encourage them to participate!

Put Friday October 21st in your diaries for the 2016 Sit Down Shutup and Watch Festival!

Sisters of Invention at Holden Street

In rehearsal: Annika Hooper, Jackie Saunders and Jacqy Phillips. Photograph by Andrew Downing.
The Sisters of Invention worked with internationally acclaimed theatre director Steven Mitchell Wright at Holden Street Theatre for a two-week development in May, their goal to take their live show to new heights! The work produced in a short period of time was remarkable. The Sisters boldly rose to the challenge and are planning to continue the creative development later this year. The creative development culminated on the final Friday with a showing for invited industry representatives at Holden Street Theatres.
Hot on the heels of this, the Sisters hit the road to Bordertown, running a workshop for Country Arts SA. Earlier this month, the sisters ran workshops and performed in the Denmark Festival of Voice.
You can read more about their time in Bordertown at the following link:
Annika Hooper and Steven Mitchell Wright create a boat.
Denmark Festival of Voice
Members of Poco Tutti and proprietor Mark at the Blue Wren Youth Hostel.
On June the 2nd, Poco Tutti Choir and The Sisters of Invention flew to Perth and travelled down to Denmark by bus to perform at the Denmark Festival of Voice, an international festival which brings together local, national and international artists in a cappella and accompanied ensemble, group and individual performances. Both Poco Tutti and The Sisters ran workshops which gave insight into their songwriting and development processes and both gave two full performances which attracted foot-stomping standing ovations from festival goers.
Poco Tutti was led by fabulous Poco conductors Laura Ellis and Brenton Shaw, with pianist Richard Chew and Artistic Director Pat Rix for the workshop, and The Sisters by their producer Michael Ross.
Special thanks to Annalise, Emma and Britney for fantastic support and to Nigel for taking care of mixing and sound for all performances.  Below are some comments from the audiences in Denmark.

“What can I say? Poco Tutti Choir is Absolutely Awesome. Congratulations to you all for bringing so much joy to so many people.” Ali Colvin, ABC journalist

“My friends r all raving bout u mob !”  Kerry Fletcher (composer of Sorry Song)
The Sisters of Invention on stage at the Denmark Civic Centre.
“I wanted them to keep singing…. not ever stop!” audience member
Jenna and Sue May on the ABC!
Sue May in her element on tour in WA.
ABC journalist Ali Colvin recently covered a story about the benefits of singing in a choir which features Jenna and Sue May from Poco Tutti.The story will be broadcast this weekend on both ABC News 24, and ABC 1.
You can see it on ABC News 24 on Saturday June 18 at 11.00 am (although if there is a major political announcement or breaking story, it may be later).The program is repeated on Sunday June 19 on ABC TV at 10.30 am.
More details are on the ABC website
The story will also be posted on the website after it goes to air, or you can see it on Iview for about a week after it airs.
Jenna May

Bowerbird Bazaar Design Market

Patricia Wozniac, Mel Fulton and Ellen Schlobohn set up at Bowerbird 2016. 
Tutti artists' original cards, wall art and wearable art was showcased at the Bowerbird Bazaar Design Market at Wayville Pavilion in early May. According to delighted patrons and stall holders alike, our colourful stall was an absolute hit!

This was Tutti's first time in the National Arts and Design market which takes place twice yearly in Adelaide and we had a great response from patrons. Tutti's Wearable Art was incredibly popular. Best of all, we raised approximately $3000 for our Artists.

We will be selling Tutti Wearable Art in stores around Adelaide, with Urban Cow Studios first to take up the opportunity. Watch this space for others. In the meantime, Tutti Wearable Art is available to purchase from our Administration office in Galway House, Tuesdays - Fridays 9am - 4pm.

Andres Busrianto Residency

Andres Busrianto at his bonfire send-off at Pat's place.
We were very excited to have Andres Busrianto, Director of the Geneng Street Art Festival in Yogyakarta in residence at Tutti for two weeks in May in preparation for Beastly. Andres worked with visual artists in the Tutti studios and delivered a fabulous street art workshop and talk at Fontanelle Studios to an enthusiastic group of artists from Tutti, Fontanelle and Access2Arts. All participants were eager to learn what is happening with street art in Indonesia and across the world and ever since, the Tutti Studios have been abuzz with stencils. Andres provided many tips about how to make an awesome stencil and our artists will continue using his techniques until we see him again in late August/early September as the street arts aspect of Beastly gets underway for the OzAsia Festival.
Fun times with visiting Indonesian street artist Anagard and Henry Jock Walker! Thus begins the Beastly Program 2016.
Tutti Kids and Youth
Tutti Kids and Youth sessions are in full swing this year offering opportunities for young people aged 5-20 to engage in a fun, creative, multi-arts program. There are a limited number of places still available for terms three and four. Tutti Kids and Youth is NDIS registered and subsidised for non-NDIS participants. Sessions run on Tuesday afternoons after school, and on Saturday mornings.

If you know of a young person who may like to join please contact Jillian Arthur on 08 8422 6511 or email to find out more.
A Fantastic Free Opportunity!

Digital Enterprise Project 
Are you a young indigenous woman or man 25 years or under who wants to develop your digital skills and work towards a Certificate II in Visual Arts (Digital Media).
This once-off opportunity is part of a year-long national research project being conducted by the Central Queensland University and is designed to further educational opportunities for indigenous people living with disability.
Workshops will be held on Monday afternoons at Brighton from 4-6pm beginning July 2016 and will be free to all participants.
For more information about this opportunity please contact –
Jillian Arthur (Tutti Arts Digital Enterprise Project site coordinator)
e: or ph: 08 8422 6511
Success for Where it's AT
Company AT’s brand new pilot program for 8-12 year olds on the spectrum is currently running and we are excited to announce that thanks to funding from Carclew Youth Arts, the full program will continue in Term 3 and 4. Where it's AT is the first theatre workshop program offered by Company AT outside of the performance ensemble and allows children on the spectrum who are interested in performing to be able to develop their skills in a safe environment where they feel like they belong.
Come in and meet Sally, Sam and their very experienced team in both Hair and Beauty.
We offer the highest quality services at great prices. Mention this add and receive 10% off your first visit.
37 Maxwell Terrace, Glenelg East, S.A.                                                                                       Phone: 8295 4556
Mother's Day Morning Tea
On Wednesday 4 May, we were delighted to host our annual Mother's Day Morning Tea at the Glenelg Club. The wonderful Cherylee Harris was our fabulous MC and conducted a moving and inspiring interview with Nat Cook MP, founder of the Sammy D Foundation.

We enjoyed a fantastic fashion presentation by Helen Brinkworth of Touche de Paris and live entertainment from Tutti’s The Sisters of Invention. HAKU Massage provided relaxing hand massages for our guests, and the talented Annalise Donders, Tutti Arts Support Worker, drew sketches of many guests’ faces. Thanks to the generosity of all our guests we raised over $10,000 which will go a long way to supporting Tutti Arts programs.
Josh Campton, Cherylee Harris and Pat Rix at our Mother's Day Morning Tea
Mother's Day Morning Tea Sponsors
A very big warm thank you goes out to all sponsors who supported this very popular annual event.
We are so grateful to each and everyone of you for your generosity and heartily recommend you to all our friends, families, artists and other supporters.

Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors


Thank you also to the generosity of local businesses who supported our Silent Auction and Raffle: Allen Jewellers, Amanda Blair, Anne Rollond, Banjobe Hunt, Cardone’s Seafood and Grill, Charlesworth Nuts, Chi Hair Skin and Body, Chrissy Kastrappi, Classic Timber Furniture, Cotton on Broadway, David Speirs MP, Dr Duncan McFetridge MP, Emporium Beauty, EverettBrookes, Glenelg Football Club, Homewares Direct, Jetty Babes, Jetty Road Pharmacy, John Sands, Kerry Heysen-Hicks & Scott Hicks, Kimberly Sellers, Kylie’s Good Scents, Lotus Gifts, Maggie Beer, Matt Williams MP, Mem Fox, Natasha Stott Despoja, Peter Goers 891 ABC Adelaide, A Touch of Beauty, The Esplanade Hotel, Phil Hoffmann Travel, Phil McMahon Real Estate, Priceline, Sabai Café, Sally’s Excellence in Hair & Beauty, Salty Coconut, Silk Laser Clinics, Simply Natural Massage Therapy, Tempest Hair, The Aquatic Centre, The ASO, The Bay Newsagency, The Beauty Bar, The Broadway Hotel, The SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, The Source Bulk Foods, The Warradale Hotel, Trading on Broadway, Tutti Arts, William Gregory, Wishart Jewellers
Upcoming Events
  • The next Sit Down Shut Up and Watch film-making workshop is in Pt Augusta 27th - 30th June. For more information please contact Sue Morley, SDSW! Festival Coordinator or call 8422 6511.The Festival will be held again in the Angaston Town Hall on Friday 21 October 2016.  
  • Frozen Girl is currently being developed by performing artists for the 2017 Dream BIG Festival (formerly Come Out Children's Festival) and will have a showing on Friday 22nd July at Restless Dance Studio.
  • In late July, Pat, Patricia, Juha and Julian together with Joel Hartgen, Lorcan Hopper and James Kurtze will represent Tutti in Malaysia's Georgetown Festival. Tutti will present Beastly for the Georgetown Festival and also as part of the Oz Asia Festival in Adelaide 17th - 23rd September.
Click here to view Tutti Arts 2015 Annual Report

And last but not least... 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: 
Caroline Treloar
Elizabeth Milburn
Geoff Day
Michele Slatter
Stephen Haggett
The Bert and Carmel Charitable Trust
The Kelly Watson Endowment
The Knox Foundation
Tutti Arts would like to offer you the opportunity to purchase the new 2016/17 Entertainment Book. 20% of every book sold supports Tutti Arts and our programs for disabled artists. We appreciate your support.
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