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Hello Spring!

Winter has whirled by since our last newsletter with Tutti’s stunning mid-year concert with the Klemzig Signing Choir at the new Brighton Concert Hall and the Indonesian trip for Tutti Berarti Semuanya now quickly followed by the launch of Tutti’s annual SALA Exhibition in the Lady Galway Gallery. This year we had a number of new and very talented artists working in the studio whose work was featured in this very successful exhibition.
The Lady Galway Gallery was packed with over 100 artists and art lovers enjoying the spectacular work on display and sipping Fox Creek wines. Madison Bycroft gave a wonderful opening speech, the crowd gave three cheers for the Tutti artists and by the end of the night there were lots of red stickers and smiling faces.
We'd love to hear your feedback on the exhibition. Please let us know your thoughts on our facebook page.
Pat Rix opening the exhibition

National exposure for Tutti

Two Tutti projects received national coverage this month, Eye Music in RealTime arts magazine and The Sisters of Invention were featured on Channel 9's Today show. Congratulations to all involved.

The Indonesia Trip

James Kurtze, Patricia Wozniak and I had a fabulous time in Indonesia for the Tutti Berarti Semuanya (tutti means everyone) project. James’ parents Felicity and Ross Kurtze were also on the trip and together we met many artists, disability groups, student activists and advocates. Supported by interpreters Dr Roslyn von der Borch and Abby Witts from Flinders University Asia Studies Centre, James, Patricia and I presented at two disability arts forums at the IVAA (Indonesian Visual Arts Forums) and at the University of Gadjah Madi in Yogyakarta.
James Kurtze at Borobadur Temple

Don't miss this AMAZING event!

Tutti and long time partners Barossa Council and Health SA are proud to be premiering the inaugural SitDownShutup&Watch, Australia's first learning disability led film and new media festival this October. 43 short films from Ireland, Germany, Israel, England and Australia have been submitted proving that learning disability film culture is growing. Come and be part of this fantastic celebration of learning disability culture on 31 October at the Angaston Town Hall. The festival will open at 10.30am followed by all day screening sessions with a special awards ceremony in the evening. Supported by the Adelaide Film Corporation, a Best of Fest screening will take place at the Adelaide Studios the following weekend. Keep an eye on the Tutti website and facebook site for information about tickets and screenings.
SitDownShutUp&Watch film festival takes place on 31 October - Photo Leon Woods

Richard Llewellyn: Arts and Disability funding success

Congratulations to Julian Jaensch and Company @ who were successful in their application for creative development of a new work ‘Impersonal Space’ working with writer Emily Steele and directors Edwin Kemp (below left) and Yasmin Gureeboo (below right).
The Sisters of Invention application for the video clip production and launch of their first album this October was also successful as was the SitDownShutup&Watch Film & New Media Festival which received funding for the screenings and awards night associated with the inaugural SitDownShutup&Watch Film & New Media Festival on Friday 31October this year.

New developments

The Tutti Choir has begun work on Tutti Choir Director Richard Chew’s score for Six Swans, produced earlier this year by Wonderful Beast Theatre Company in the UK. Richard is up for a UK composer’s award for this brand new work and we wish him the very best of British and Aussie luck! Tutti will be performing this exciting new work in 2015.

In addition to bringing the public into their working space for SALA, Tutti's Visual Artists are visiting other SALA exhibitions. On Friday 22 August eight Tutti artists visited CACSA (Contemporary Arts Society of South Australia) for a workshop with Henry Jock Walker.
The Visual Artists at CACSA

Club Tutti

On Monday 18 August Club Tutti leader Jayne Hewitson organised for drumming teacher Phil Jones to run a combined drumming workshop with participants from Club Tutti and Club 2T. Everybody had a wonderful time learning finger and hand drumming, working with dynamics and discovering the sheer exhilaration of making a loud rhythmic noise together!

Club Tutti is a music and singing group for people who prefer a more relaxed approach to singing and music making, it's also a great way to get involved with Tutti before moving into the main Tutti Choir. Club Tutti and Club 2T meet on Monday afternoons and if you would like to join please call 8422 6511.
Jodie, Merridy and Peter at Phil Jones' drumming workshop

Tutti honoured by the United Nations, South Australian Chapter

This year in recognition of the depth and breadth of work Tutti has done in transforming the lives of people living with disability, our organisation will be recognised with a special gourmet lunch for participants and supporters at Tiros Restaurant, Regency Park TAFE. This is a very great honour for Tutti and we thank the South Australian Division of the UNAA for choosing us.

The General Assembly of the UN has designated 29 August as World Humanitarian Day in honour of those who have lost their lives in humanitarian causes and in recognition of organisations dedicated to raising public awareness about the challenges faced by disadvantage, poverty and disability.
Pat Rix
Artistic Director and CEO

City-Bay 21st September 2014

We are all training furiously for the City - Bay Fun Run. We would love you to join our team and help us to raise funds to support Tutti's work. To join our team please call Linda Jacobssen on 8422 6511 or log on to city to Bay. If you can't join us on the run you can sponsor us or make your own Everyday Hero page here

A message from The Sisters of Invention

Dear Tutti supporters, we are busy making a music video to go with our single 'This Isn't Disneyland' for our album launch on Friday 17 October (put the date in your diaries now!). We need a whole lot of Disney toys for our video, if you have any to donate please drop them in at the Tutti office.

And don't forget if you didn't catch us on Channel 9’s The TODAY show - you can see the clip here.
The Sisters on the Today Show

Dates for your diaries

21 September - City - Bay

21 September - Tutti Kids Concert, 3.30pm - The Promethean, Grote St, City

29 September - Tutti Art Exhibit opening, 5.30pm Macquarie Private Wealth, 151 Pirie Street

17 October - The Sisters of Invention album launch, 7.30pm - The Promethean, Grote St, City

31 October - SitDownShutup&Watch Film & New Media Festival Awards Night, 7.30pm – Angaston Town Hall, Barossa Valley

14 December - Christmas Concert, 3pm - Clayton Uniting Church, cnr Portrush Rd and Norwood Parade

Entertainment Books

We are delighted to be selling Entertainment Books this year. This raises much needed funds which go 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.

Grateful thanks

We are very grateful to the following for their generous support and kind donations.

Geoff and Rowena Masters, Stephanie and Ken Cocks, Edward Douglas; Kate Prescott, David and Dianne Hall, Marion Zafry, David and Lynne Murphy, Jane Hyde, Lynton Hastwell, Don Sarah, Jennifer Stokes, Don Neudegg, Edna Coker, the Weston Family, Marian Edwards, Josephine O'Grady, Susan Nash, Alison McDougall and Colin Telfer, Renate O'Connell, Heather Southcott, Elli Naiza-Webb, Trish Fairley and Peter Lee, Michele O'Donnell, Kay Jamieson, Leanne Vuong, Caroline Treloar, Kathryn Mitchell, Merry Wickes, Teresa Quin, Jennie Bourne, Ian Hardy, John Downing, Simon and Ann Robinson, Laura Bulman, Zonta Club of Clare & Districts, Cheryl Pickering, Scott Hicks, Lesley Warner, Prue Kearvell, David Holst, Paul Hoban, Michele Slatter, Elizabeth Milburn Bunty Parsons, A Luscombe, Ruth Marshall, Bernice McGrath, Fim and Lud Jucha, Kate Edwards, Jacquie Greenwell, Bob Dalnburg, John, Mayranne, Elizabeth and Fiona Stuckey, Helen Clutterham, Margaret McClure, R & V Strudwick, Owen and Geraldine Conlon, Elizabeth Hunt, Anne and Neil Van Zansten, Janet Williams, Kiwanis Club of Rostrevor-Campbelltown, Wendy Purcell. Margaret Kierly, Paul Merrow, Inge Geytenbeek, Elizabeth Gray, Helen Godwin, Josie Keavy, Peta Laundy, Claudia and David Leslie, Stephen Haggett, David and Sue Stock, Juliet Michell, Wendy Michell, John Scales, Anthea Hunt, and Wendy Harbutt.

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.