Walyu Tutu 'The Lookout' official opening in Unley

13 August 2019

This week we opened our newest Life Without Barrier’s office in Unley (South Australia), aptly named Walyu Tutu which means The Lookout in the local Kaurna language.

We officially welcomed staff, clients and stakeholders with a Kaurna Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony conducted by Kaurna Elder Jack Buckskin and Kuma Kaaru Cultural Services. It was a fantastic opportunity for people to come together, view Walyu Tutu, and cleanse the site for the great work Life Without Barriers will do in the space.

“This was a really respectful way to welcome people to the new office and acknowledge our presence on Kaurna land”

Sue Thomas, South Australian State Director for Life Without Barriers

“Jack and Kuma Kaaru showed, as always, how alive Kaurna culture still is. I still find it very moving to hear a welcome to country being offered in language” Ms Thomas said.

Image: Elder Jack Buckskin performing a smoking ceremony to cleanse the Walyu Tutu office

This new Unley office brings together three offices that previously existed in Adelaide and the surrounding area; Adelaide, Netley and Mount Barker. It provides a fantastic, modern space for staff to work and for clients to come and take part in our Living Arts program, with a purpose built, dedicated art space within the building.