Children no longer play in the yard but there is plenty of action happening on the site of a former Adelaide Catholic school – now home to performing and visual arts programs for people with a disability. Source: The Southern Cross.
With students from St Teresa’s at Brighton moving to McAuley Community School at Hove at the beginning of the school year, the former school buildings were transformed into a venue for Tutti Arts.
After COVID-19 delayed the commencement of programs on the new site, a staggered reopening took place with the first classes resuming on June 9.
Tutti Arts chief executive and artistic director Pat Rix said everyone was delighted to be in the new studios.
“It’s like a whole new world is opening up,” she said.
“We have space, we can easily collaborate across art forms, and it makes possible those little conversations that might spark wonderful projects.
“We’re right at the beginning of this lovely journey and we’re really looking forward to getting to know the local community and creating opportunities for cultural participation.”
Moving to the new and larger premises also has enabled Tutti Arts to add to its suite of offerings with a contemporary dance program for adults with a disability commencing last month.
Ms Rix said artists had been asking for a dance program for years and there were 12 people on the waiting list.
“Now that we have this wonderful new performing arts centre with a Tarkett dance floor, we can make it a reality,” she said.
Move makes dance dream a reality (The Southern Cross)