Visual Arts Studios

Tutti Visual Arts is a dynamic arts program for young adults with intellectual and learning disabilities, incorporating painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art and sculpture.

The program expanded in 2017 to provide arts programs at Port Adelaide through a new partnership with Fontanelle Gallery, and in the Barossa Valley in partnership with The Barossa Council.

2018 program days are as follows:

  • Brighton on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – places available on Fridays for 2018
  • Port Adelaide on Monday and Tuesday – places available for 2018
  • Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley on Wednesday – places available for 2018

Tutti provides a studio environment where artists explore and engage in 2D, 3D and new media projects. Led by a team of passionate and dedicated creative professionals, the program supports the development of artists’ careers and individual professional practice. Creative collaborations within the program and with other art organisations Tutti’s visual arts studio an energetic and stimulating community of artists.

Creative outcomes of our program have seen our artists exhibit their work locally, nationally, and overseas. Artworks have been projected onto iconic buildings, appeared as public installations and been recognised for their excellence.

Tutti’s 2018 Fringe exhibition, Wild Things, won the BankSA Adelaide Fringe Week 4 Award for Best Visual Art & Design. Tutti visual artist Kurt Bosecke won the 2017 BankSA Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Visual Art & Design.

 BankSA Winner Best Visual Art & DesignA laurel representing a weekly win in the 2018 Adelaide Fringe awards

In order to attend Tutti Arts programs participants need to have:

  • an interest and/or experience in one or more art forms
  • an intellectual or learning disability
  • access to funding (usually via Disability SA or NDIS). A self-funding option is also available.

Tutti Arts is a registered NDIS provider and this program is NDIS-ready. This means you may be able to use your NDIS funding to cover the costs of this program. Click on the following link to read more about Tutti and the NDIS.

To find out more or register your interest, contact Dorothy O’Brien on 08 8422 6510 or email us.






Fierce is a celebration of Tutti Arts’ female visual artists and their unique perspectives. The exhibition is equal measures of vibrant and bold, and soft and pastel, creating a striking impression and an insight into the artists themselves. Expressing themselves as both artists and women, this work offers no explanations or justifications, it is simply Fierce. 

This free exhibition is open on weekdays only, 5 – 26 April 2018, from 9am to 5pm at Fisher Jeffries, 19 Gouger Street, Adelaide. The venue is accessible to people who use wheelchairs.

Artwork by Tessa Crathern featuringmulti-coloured geometric shapes on a gold background

Artwork by Tutti artist Tessa Crathern for the 2018 ‘Fierce’ exhibition

Tutti visual artists had two exhibitions in the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Wild Things – winner for the Week 4 Award for Best Visual Art & Design

A woman stands side on with a cockatoo on her shoulder in front of a pink and green striped background

‘Wild Thing’ by Jenna May

See the Women’s & Children’s Hospital transformed into a world of wild landscapes where strange and beautiful creatures lurk, envisaged and designed by 16 artists who work from the Tutti Arts studios in Brighton. Featuring various sizes and scales of 2D works in mixed media, these mythically alluring works invite us to rekindle childhood imaginings of all that is wild and free.  This exhibition is being held from 12 February – 25 March 2018. The official Opening was held on Tuesday 27 February at 12pm.

A laurel representing a weekly win in the 2018 Adelaide Fringe awards


SEA me

Acrylic painting of a modernistic mermaid by Ellese McLindin

Acrylic painting by Ellese McLindin

Inspired by Port Adelaide and the sea that surrounds it, SEA me features seascapes and the bizarre and intriguing creatures that live in its deep blue depths.

SEA me is a body of work developed by four Tutti Arts visual artists based at the Fontanelle workshop in Port Adelaide and showcases colourful and lively 2D works in mixed media of various sizes and scales.

This exhibition was held at Fontanelle Gallery & Studio from 19 February until 13 March 2018. 


Alice Green“My interests are the female body and fantasy. Mermaids combine these interests – they are slim, strong and beautiful. I like painting the underwater environment I can imagine they exist in.”
Alice Green
Grace Bell“I like to express myself in the way that the artist Jackson Pollock did. I’m also interested in incorporating natural objects and things like shells and sand into my work.”
Grace Bell
Scott Pyle“I’ve been into the Power Rangers since I was 6. I like them because they are good characters fighting evil.”
Scott Pyle
Jasmine Jones“I am interested in photography. I like to look at the detail of things like flowers and spiders. I also really like drawing with textas to make patterns.”
Jasmine Jones