Tutti Board Members 2015/2016
Andrew Downing – Chair
Professor Andrew Downing has a long term commitment to disability, education and the arts. Andrew retired as Head of UniSA’s School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the end of 2012, continuing for a further two years part-time as Professor of Work Integrated Learning, in the Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment. He currently coordinates UniSA’s Professional Engineering Practice course at Mawson Lakes, Whyalla, Singapore and through Open Universities Australia. Andrew is a long time member and coach for SA Rostrum and a current Board member and immediate past President of Novita Children’s Services which supports over 2,500 children with disabilities and their families. He is a former National President of Engineers Australia and chairs the Board of Engineering Education Australia. In 1994 Andrew co-founded Seniors-On-Line, a program which grew out of interdisciplinary research into how technology could benefit older people. Andrew and his wife Sue are long time members of the Tutti Choir.
Anne Gale – Vice Chair
Anne Gale is South Australia’s Commissioner for Equal Opportunity. She has statutory powers to assess and conciliate complaints of discrimination and to inform the community about their rights and responsibilities under Equal Opportunity laws. Anne was previously Deputy Commissioner at Consumer and Business Services. Prior to this Ms Gale was Deputy Chief Executive of the Department for Families and Communities, with responsibility for Disability, Ageing and Domiciliary Care; and Executive Director, Office for the Ageing. Anne has also served in a range of other executive roles including in the Strategic Policy Office at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet; Regional Director, South Australian Housing Trust; and Director, Homelessness, in the Department for Human Services.
Sarah Lloyd – Treasurer
Brigid bring a wealth of experience as an artist, curator, educator and cultural innovator to the Tutti Board. She is committed to taking risks and engaging in dialogue and debate and her overseas research and experience has led to the significant development of sustainable models and transference of international best practice into the Australian context. She returned from a residency in Rotterdam in 2005 to set up her first studio complex in industrial Port Adelaide with eight studios and large scale exhibitions and by 2010 had completed her Masters in Arts by research at the University of South Australia. Soon after the Australia Council invited her to work as an emerging curator for the Australian presentations at the 53rd Venice Biennale.
A co-founding director of artist run initiative FELTspace and co-founder of Renew Adelaide, Brigid is currently the Director of Fontanelle Gallery & Studios in Adelaide where she has created infrastructure support for established and emerging artists and curated numerous exhibitions to showcase South Australian artists in national and international contexts and festivals.
Brigid graduated from the South Australian School of Art with honours in 1998 majoring in painting.
Catherine is a singer, actor and director. She is regarded as one of Adelaide’s best cabaret performers, having toured nationally and internationally as well as studying Cabaret at Yale, USA. For Tutti, she performed the role of Claire in Northern Lights Southern Cross (Adelaide and Minneapolis), and directed Blind Date and Mouth Music. Catherine co-created award-winning cabaret shows Gentlemen Prefer Curves and Berlin Cabaret, and My Blue Angel (with Frank Ford). Catherine has also appeared in many musicals, including Sweeney Todd (dir Gale Edwards), The Mikado (dir Stuart Maunder), Jason Robert-Brown’s Songs For A New World (Cabaret Festival) and Maltby and Shire’s Take Flight (dir Maltby and Shire). She sings in the Chorus of the State Opera of SA and teaches Cabaret, Performance and Communication subjects at UniSA. Training includes BA (Hons) in English and Drama (Flinders Uni), Acting at CPA (now AC Arts), Grad Dip Arts Management (UniSA).
Dougie is the Tutti Artists representative on the Board.
A widely respected executive and senior leadership coach, educator and facilitator in the corporate space, Julianne brings more than 25 years of HR experience and understanding of the people factor to the Tutti Board through her work with CEOs, directors and entrepreneurs in the formative and mature stages of their businesses in Australia, Asia and Europe. Prior to that Julianne worked in the public sector – in training and welfare, and indigenous education. Her work across diverse geographies, cultures and industries together with her integrity, understanding of innovation and commercial acumen makes her a valuable contributor to future planning in a complex environment. Julianne is sole director of her own business, Kool Results Pty Ltd, and a passionate singer and member of the Tutti Choir.
Pat Rix – Founder and CEO/Artistic Director
Pat founded Tutti in 1997 and has an extensive background as a playwright, composer and musical director in mainstream and community arts. Works include My Life, My Love for State Theatre Company and the 2002 Adelaide Festival, Singing of Angels for the 2003 Come Out Festival, Towards Unlit Skies for the 2003 Bundaleer Festival and Northern Lights Southern Cross for the 2007 Bundaleer opening and its 2009 season at the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis. Central to Pat’s philosophy is the belief that all people have the right to participate in high quality arts and cultural activities, regardless of disability, age, gender, language and location. Pat is a graduate of Adelaide University, Adelaide CAE (now UniSA) and the SA School of Art.