Tutti Arts


Tutti was founded by Pat Rix in Adelaide in 1997. Ever since then, Tutti has grown and flourished. Now over 200 learning disabled and neurodiverse artists practise a variety of art forms in Tutti’s studios each week.

Tutti Arts Timeline

  • 1997 A small choir for people with disability created by Pat Rix
  • 1998 Tutti’s first appearance at the High Beam Festival
  • 1999 Canadian workshops for the 2001 KickstART! Festival
  • 2000 Tutti Choir performs at Carols by Candlelight
  • 2001 Tutti Choir incorporated to become Tutti Ensemble Inc.
  • 2002 My Life, My Love won the critics’ ‘Light of the Festival’ Award
  • 2003 Regional South Australia outreach program
  • 2004 Performing Arts program established
  • 2005 Between the Worlds tours to Victoria’s Awakenings Festival
  • 2006 Visual Arts program commenced
  • 2007 Poco Tutti created by Pat Rix and Philip Griffin
  • 2008 Tutti Kids established by Pat Rix and Karen Inwood
    Film & New Media program commenced
  • 2009 American Premiere of Northern Lights, Southern Cross
  • 2010 Tutti Choir performed at WOMADelaide
  • 2011 Tutti and State Opera collaboration The Magic Flute
  • 2012 Company AT moved under the Tutti Arts umbrella
  • 2013 Major collaborative project with Indonesia, Tutti Berarti Semuanya, began
  • 2014 Inaugural Sit Down, Shutup and Watch Film and New Media Festival
  • 2015 The Sisters of Invention released their debut album
    World Premiere of Shedding Light, OzAsia Festival
  • 2016 Intercultural cross-artform work BEASTLY! presented at the George Town and OzAsia Festivals
  • 2017 Tutti programs expanded to Port Adelaide and the Barossa Valley
    Tutti wins Arts South Australia’s Ruby Award for Sustained Contribution by an Organisation
  • 2018 Tutti’s trilateral multi arts work Say No More received rave reviews at the George Town and OzAsia festivals
  • 2019 The Gathering Wave choir joined Tutti Arts
    Tutti Arts successfully completed its first NDIS Audit
  • 2020 Tutti moved its headquarters and Brighton programs to the new Tutti Arts Centre
  • 2021 Tutti Founder Pat Rix retired after 24 years leading the organisation
    Gaelle Mellis was appointed Tutti Arts’ Creative Director