Recent Events

Beastly Projects by Kurt Bosecke, 2017

Winner of the Bank SA 2017 Adelaide Fringe award for Best Visual Art & Design, Beastly Projects showcased a series of other-worldly original artworks by Tutti Visual Artist Kurt Bosecke, together with interpretations of Kurt’s creatures into limited edition T-shirts by the inimitable Dave Court of foolsandtrolls.

These mythically enticing works and their titles rekindle the weird and wondrous imaginings of childhood, while the limited edition designer T-shirts spread the love by becoming walking exhibits.

Beastly Projects ran from Friday 17 February to Sunday 19 March 2017.


Tutti Choir & Adelaide Sound Connection Film Night – Red Dog: True Blue

A short choral performance from each Tutti choir, followed by a special screening of Red Dog: True Blue, was held on 15 February 2017 at the Regal Theatre, Kensington Park.


Carols in the Square – 15 December 2016

Carols in the Square is an annual event run by Baptist Care SA and proudly supported by Westcare Church and Adelaide City Council.

The Tutti Choir featured alongside the Holdfast Community Band, Andrew McDonough and guest artists, bringing the community together to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas.

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Minda & Bank SA Carols on the Lawn – 9 December 2016

The Tutti Choir performed from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The event also included activities for the family, food, drinks & market stalls.

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Day of the Song Festival, 2016

Two concerts celebrating International Day of People with Disability on Saturday 3 December and Sunday 4 December 2016

Concert One: Day of the Song at Grainger Studio
Saturday 3 December, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Concert Two: Day of the Song at The Gov
Sunday 4 December, 1:30pm

Tutti Arts and Infusion Music presented renowned US soul singers Tony Lindsay and Janice Maxie-Reid with a chorus of 100 singers for this first fabulous Day of the Song at Grainger Studio concert. Tony Lindsay was ‘the Voice of Santana’ for over 20 years. Tony has toured and performed around the world with Carlos Santana, gaining 11 Grammys and countless accolades along the way. He has also recorded and performed with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau and Teddy Pendergrass. Joining Tony is electrifying soul singer and world-class keyboard player Janice Maxie-Reid who has toured internationally with Sting and Stevie Wonder.

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These two phenomenal performers joined with the Tutti and Poco Tutti Choirs, La la Land and the International Revival Gospel Choir for a sizzling repertoire of hit songs, including ‘What’s Going On?’, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘Turn Your Love Around’, ‘Hit the Road Jack’, and Tony’s celebratory new song ‘Victory’ – which is aimed at sharing love around the world.

Musically directed by Carol Young, with a band made up of Adelaide’s hottest musicians including a horn section, Day of the Song at Grainger Studio was a soul-stirring night to remember.


Sit Down, Shutup and Watch: Film & New Media Festival

The Sit Down, Shutup and Watch: Film & New Media Festival is Australia’s premier film festival for films made by people with a learning disability. Everyone on the steering committee identify as having a learning disability, and are putting their passion for films and film-making to work to bring you their second ever festival.

Like their sister festival, the Oska Bright Film Festival in the UK, Sit Down Shutup and Watch is raising awareness of a growing international learning disability led screen culture that seeks to promote cultural change, social inclusion and acceptance of high quality work by filmmakers with a learning disability.

The festival was held at the Angaston Town Hall in the beautiful Barossa Valley, South Australia, on  Friday 21 October 2016.

A screening of the Best of the Fest of films from the 2016 Sit Down, Shutup and Watch: Film and New Media Festival was held at the Mercury Cinema on 3 November 2016.


BEASTLY!

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The Adelaide Festival Centre Riverdeck contained a special interactive street art installation designed by Indonesian artist Andres Busrianto and the team at Tutti. And nearby in the Riverside Precinct, a secret underground wonderland of temples. Inside each temple, discover performance art based around the theme of animals and iconography from South East Asia.

Thursday 22 September – Saturday 1 October 2016

BEASTLY was supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

An initiative of the OzAsia Festival and George Town Festival Partnership.


Tutti Kids and Youth Showcase 2016

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Saturday 3 September 2016 at Brighton Performing Arts Centre

The Tutti Kids and Youth Showcase is the highlight of the year for our youngest members of the Tutti team. For many Tutti Kids, the Showcase performance is their first experience of performing to an audience on a real stage under lights and it is here we see them thrive! Fun, smiles, joy, growth, character, friendship and laughter are a few words that summarise the day!

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Visual Arts exhibition by Scott Pyle, 2016

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Scott Pyle’s artwork featured in the Arts Centre Port Noarlunga Surf Art exhibition 2015 and at Flinders Medical Centre Promenade Gallery B, February – March, 2016.


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Kimberley Sellers and her pallet artwork

The Visual Arts program  presented work in the Fringe as part of the Littlerundlestreetartproject, Little Rundle Street, Kent Town. People were invited to stroll down and meander along the street stopping off every once in a while to see the street art. The project commenced Friday 12 February and concluded 14 March, 2016.

 


Headspace exhibition, 2016

Headspace exhibition as part of the Fringe featured Tutti Artists Banjobe Hunt and Laura Wills. The exhibition opened Wednesday 2 March at University Senior College.


The Events in the Adelaide Festival, 2016

Poco Tutti performed in The Events by David Greig presented by State Theatre Company, Belvoir and Malthouse Theatre in association with Adelaide Festival. This Australian premiere production of a thought-provoking and uplifting international phenomenon starred the extraordinary Catherine McClements and featured a different community choir in each performance.

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Fringe Parade 2016

Riding on the back of the spectacular success of Shedding Light in OzAsia 2015, our neon-lit pedal powered Sepeda Lampu were back on the streets. Tutti artists paraded to a packed out crowd in the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival Opening Night Parade on Saturday 13 February.

Image: 2015 Shedding Light, OzAsia Festival, riders ready to take punters on a journey. Photo by Sam Roberts Photography


Tutti’s 2015 Christmas Celebration Concert “Everything Changes”

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A resounding success! Thank you to everyone from the singers, production crew and MC to the volunteers, staff, Tutti Board of Management, supporters and you the audience for making this concert, in the iconic St Peter’s Cathedral, one to remember!


Christmas Lights Concert

Saturday 12 December, 8 – 8.30pm 25 Kearnes Road, Oaklands Park


2015 Credit Union Christmas Pageant

Congratulations to the Tutti Choir and Tutti Kids who sang in the 2015 Credit Union Christmas Pageant on Saturday 14 November. They drifted by on ‘Anything is Possible’ float (No. 74).


Screening at the 2015 ADL Film Fest

15 October – 25 October, 2015

Congratulations to James Kurtze, creator of both Dexter Aliens and Eye TV and William Gregory, creator of Our StoryEye TV and Our Story won Awards at the 2014 SDSW Festival and were included in the 2015 ADL Film Fest 15 Oct – 25 Oct as part of a new segment called ‘Mayhem’.  Mayhem showcases films by artists with disability. Mayhem screened across three high profile sites in Adelaide – the City Library, Central Markets and a portable micro cinema.


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Shedding Light, OzAsia Festival 2015

24 September  – 03 October

presented by Tutti Arts (Australia) and Perspektif (Indonesia)

Performances –  Adelaide Festival Centre River Deck
Installations – Dunstan Playhouse Foyer

Shedding Light reached and illuminated every corner of the Adelaide Festival Centre and drew the whole festival together – well we think so!

Audiences were treated to rides on pedal-powered vehicles wrapped in neon lighting to embark on a promenade performance around the Adelaide Festival Centre where at various locations, audiences in the Sepeda Lampu vehicles stopped and watched small individual performances by artists from Indonesia and Australia.

Inspired by Indonesian mobile food stalls known as a Kaki Lima, pop-up installation and mobile artworks included live performance, poetry, visual art.

This was an extraordinary collaboration that revealed the unfolding relationship between disabled artists working in Indonesia and their peers Tutti Arts in Australia.


The Story Behind Shedding Light exhibition

9 – 30 September, 2015

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We were delighted to present The Story Behind Shedding Light exhibition at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Hawke Centre, UniSA. The Story Behind Shedding Light revealed the evolution of a two year intercultural collaboration between disabled artists and activists in South Australia and Indonesia who discovered common ground through an increasingly globalised disability culture.  The exhibition chronicled the process and outcomes of these relationships through an installation which combined a series of candid interviews, animations, and mixed media artworks. Unseen, unexpected and unapologetic, the work abandons stereotypes and claims a space for people with different perspectives.

The exhibition was opened by Associate Professor Anton Lucas, Flinders University and Bu Nining, Perspektif. Tutti also presented an Artist Talk on Friday 25 September called Point to Point: Points of similarity and Points of difference.


 

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2015 City-Bay Double It For Dougie

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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.


Six Swans, 2015

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This was a fantastic success and attracted a large audience with amazing feedback. You can read the Glam Adelaide review here

9-13 June 2015, Hartley Playhouse UniSA Magill Campus

A melodic twist on a classic fairy tale

Adapted by Jehane Markham, the Australian Premiere of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale Six Swans. The opera is a collaboration between Tutti Arts and the next generation of theatre makers: students from UniSA’s Performing and Media Arts program.

Directed by Russell Fewster and staged by an outstanding creative and production team, this enchanting age old story of survival explores what happens when an irate father turns his six sons into swans over a broken jug, reminding us that life is full of fateful and often unexpected consequences of choice. Six Swans touches upon themes of redemption and forgiveness as a young woman struggles towards an awakening and into her own strengths.

For details on the University of South Australia’s Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts) program and arts division please visit here


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Sit Down, Shutup and Watch Film & New Media Festival, 2014

The first learning disability led film festival in the southern hemisphere!

Held on Friday 31 Oct 2014, in Angaston, Barossa Valley, South Australia. View photos from the inaugural ‘Sit Down, Shutup and Watch Film and New Media Festival’, here: sitdownshutupandwatch.com/gallery

 

 

 

 


 

Eye MusicEye Music, 2014 

SEX, RELIGION, MONEY, POLITICS…

How do you communicate about life’s BIG QUESTIONS when you can’t speak?
 
Eye Music is adventurous, accessible music theatre inspired by a young man whose sole means of communication is through his eyes. Eye Music combines communication technology and live theatre to explore how Jeremy changed his world and the people in it to take charge of the Big Stuff in his life.
 
Eye Music takes audiences into a confrontational world without speech or movement. The clever use of projections and music show audiences what it is to live with sharp awareness and intelligence within a profoundly disabled body. The amazing projections used in this work allow the audience to explore Jeremy’s ideas in a non-literal way that does justice to his imagination. They gradually reveal the decisions he faced around power, money, sex and religion, and ultimately, life and death.
 
VENUE State Opera Studio
WRITER Pat Rix
DIRECTOR Edwin Kemp Attrill
COMPOSER Alies Sluiter
PROJECTION DESIGN Nic Mollison
ASSISTANT PROJ. DESIGN James Kurtze
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Julian Jaensch
DESIGNER Manda Webber
 
CAST Anton Sagrillo, Jacqy Phillips, Tamara Lee, Roy Stewart, Brenton Shaw, Kathryn Hall, Alistair Brastead
 
Photo by Sam Oster sam@silvertrace.com
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‘Their Shadows in Us’ exhibition

Launch date: Friday 13 December 2013
Exhibition from 14 December 2013 to 16 February 2014

The exhibition ‘Their Shadows in Us’ encompassed a broad exploration of Minda’s past and present through layered sensory experiences encompassing a variety of audio, visual and tactile encounters. This exciting ground-breaking exhibition was the result of nearly 3 years work by a team of professional artists, in collaboration with Tutti Visual and Performing artists. Award winning artists working on the project include Laura Wills, Nina Rupena and Madison Bycroft, winner of the 2014 Samstag Scholarship. Sound artist Sascha Budimski is providing the soundscape.

‘Their Shadows in Us’ is a Tutti/Minda Partnership Project, an Artistic Interpretation of the last 100+ years of Minda’s Social History. It is funded by the South Australian Government through Arts SA’s New Exhibitions Fund, and Minda Inc.

Where: At the Flinders University City Gallery, State Library of South Australia, North Tce, Adelaide www.flinders.edu.au/artmuseum

Curator Melanie Fulton

The image  “Minda’s Vegetable Garden” is a collaboration by Laura Wills and Tutti artist Jenna May


Tutti’s 2013 End of Year Christmas Concert

“It All Starts Now”

Date: 3pm Sunday 15th December, 2013
Place: Clayton Wesley Uniting Church

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Orange Wrappers exhibition, August 2013

Official Opening Wednesday 7 August at 6pm
Artist Talk to begin at 5.30pm
Venue: FELTspace

Orange Wrappers was an unusual collaborative art project between Tutti Artist Scott Pyle and Artist Dr Paul Hoban, Head of Painting and Drawing at UniSA. This Adelaide based dynamic duo created an exhibition of energetic and spontaneous paintings that demonstrate the common ground between so-called outsider art and avant-guard practice.

For Hoban, collaboration itself is an important “strategy in defying the traditional tendency to claim object autonomy in art making”. “There is something deeply exciting and liberating in this idea, for truly collaborative work frees us from the bonds of formal expectation and self-conscious pre-determination.”

Collectively, the multi-layered collaborative works in this exhibition challenge the notion of individual authority so prevalent in contemporary arts practice.


History of Autism: The Untold Story, 2013 and 2014

A new Australian play by Company AT (Autistic Theatre)
Directed by Julian Jaensch

History of Autism is a dynamic, frank and captivating production that explores the untold story of Autism; it’s mythologies and misunderstandings, how it developed clinically in the 20th Century and the turmoil of people facing isolation and prejudice when a diagnosis was not an option. Performed by a cast entirely on the Autism Spectrum, this show takes you on a journey about a forgotten, mysterious, misunderstood and magical people. You see the struggles people endured through the decades of the 20th Century interwoven with personal histories of the ensemble members through powerful and entertaining digital stories. History of Autism premiered at the Asia Pacific Autism Conference in August 2013 to standing ovations and much acclaim. 

 


Salt Water Songs, July 2013

The Tutti Choirs performed in concert with exciting Celtic Fusion band ‘Working Dog Union’, 2pm Sun day 28 July 2013 at the Brighton Performing Arts Centre.

Proudly supported by Rotary

 

Quirky, Weird and Wonderful,  June 2013

Opening Night: Friday 7 June 2013 @6pm
Exhibition Dates: Friday 7 to Friday 28 June
Pepper Street Arts Centre, 558 Magill Road, Magill

QUIRKY, WEIRD AND WONDERFUL was an exhibition showcasing the work of many up and coming Tutti artists in association with several guest artists. All were engaged in exploring the unconventional and the extraordinary! The exhibition was opened by Dr Paul Hoban, Visual Artist and Head of Painting and Drawing, School of Art, Architecture and Design, Uni SA, and by iconic local artist Jungle Phillips.


Mothers Day Morning Tea, 8 May 2013

Devonshire Tea + Celebrity Interviews including Cosi (from Triple M and TV’s ‘South Aussie with Cosi’)
MC & Interviewer – Jane Doyle of Channel 7
Fashion Show by ‘Cotton on Broadway’


Launch of Twenty Years: Twenty Stories 

Aimee and Caroline from Hot Tutti and Pat Rix attended the launch of ‘Twenty Years:Twenty Stories’, the Australian Human Rights Commission film made in partnership with the Sydney Community Foundation. The film celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act and was launched by Australia’s Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, at Admiralty House Kiribilli.

Hot Tutti features as one of Australia’s success stories in this important documentary film which shows that the biggest barrier Australians with a disability face is not disability itself, but negative attitudes towards disability in our society. The stories illustrate how people with disability can make rich contributions to society if educational, physical and attitudinal barriers are removed.

The 20 stories will be available at http://www.humanrights.gov.au/twentystories/index.html.


‘Small Things’ Art Exhibition

Tutti Visual Arts Exhibition ‘Small Things’ opened at 6pm, Thurs 7 February 2013, at The Bay Discovery Centre, Glenelg, for the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival. The exhibition ran until 7 April 2013.

 


Tutti’s Silent Auction Event, November 2012

 

A selection of professional artists’ work from the ‘Silent Auction, Secret Artist’ fundraising exhibition event, Thurs 29 November, 2012

These works were sold by Live Auction by Bernard Booth.

Selection of emerging artists’ work