Tutti Arts

Jackie Saunders’ work acquired by AGSA!


We are delighted to announce that Tutti visual artist Jackie Saunders’ work Desert Sundown (Alice Springs) has been acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Photo of Jackie Saunders standing in front of five of her paintings in an exhibition.
Jackie standing in front of her work Desert Sundown (Alice Springs) © Sia Duff

The work was inspired by Jackie’s trip to Alice Springs and the many photos she took of sunsets there. It was exhibited in Jackie’s solo exhibition Land, Light and Water presented in partnership with The Hospital Research Foundation Group, as part of Tarnanthi Festival last summer.

This incredible work will be on display at AGSA later this year.

We are delighted to see the work of disabled artists included at the centre of arts and culture, in major institutions like AGSA.

Jackie Saunders is a Wirangu and Ngarrindjeri artist working on Kaurna land at Tutti Arts. Jackie began her arts practice at Tutti in 2007 and is also an accomplished performer and former member of disabled pop group The Sisters of Invention. Her career highlights include winning the 2020 Dawn Slade-Faull Award, her debut solo exhibition Salt & Sand, an exhibition at the South Australian Museum in partnership with South Australian artist Laura Wills, and twice being featured in Tarnanthi Festival in 2021 and 2023.