START at the Gallery

START at the Gallery

START at the Gallery and the START Art Club are proudly presented by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation.

START at the Gallery offers an exciting introduction to visual art for children and families. Held on the first Sunday of every month, START is free and includes art activities, tours, live performance and entertainment.

START is recommended for children aged 3-12 and parent / carer supervision is required. No bookings are necessary. 

When First Sunday of every month, 11am-3pm
Where Gallery wide
Cost Free
Suitability Children aged 3-12 and their families
Enquiries 08 8207 7578  


Sunday 4 November 11am–3pm
Discover the art of tea this START! Be introduced to tea traditions with chado sensei (tea masters) and experience the joy of togetherness expressed through ritual, art, music and more.

Children’s Tours
11am, 12 noon, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2pm

Tea has a history of bringing people together from all parts of the world. Join a family tour to find connections to tea in works of art and share what you know about tea and tea drinking traditions in your family.
Location Meet in the Atrium

Pop Up Tea Experience – ICHI GO ICHI E (one time, one meeting)
11am & 3pm
Join international tea artists as they present unique interactive tea experiences.
Location Function Room

Traditional Taiwanese Tea Ceremonies
11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 2.45pm

Come and experience the culture, art and essence of tea ceremonies with Chen and Co from the Thea Tea Shop.
Location TARNANTHI Tent, sculpture courtyard

Storytelling Performances, The Seventh Princess by Eleanor Farjeon
11.15am,12.15pm & 1.15pm
Find out what brings us together and what sets us apart in a few stories performed by Helen Lawry including a hair growing competition, six swans and a pigeon.
Location Radford Auditorium 

START Art Workshops
11am – 3pm
Roll, coil and build with clay to make your own tea bowl in START Art Workshops.

Location TARNANTHI Tent, sculpture courtyard.

START Sketch Tours
11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm
Tea has a way of bringing people together - could a Balinese dragon befriend a classical cupid over the right cup of tea? Join illustrator Robin Tatlow-Lord on a sketch tour celebrating the World Tea Gathering. We will imagine, develop and draw our own tea party scenes, taking inspiration from figures, furniture and motifs from the Gallery’s collection.
Location Meet at the entrance to The Studio

START Sounds
11.30am –
School of Chinese Music Junior Orchestra performance
12.30pm & 1.30pm – Oriental Flair
Oriental Flair, a western quartet meets Chinese quartet, performs a mix of traditional and familiar tunes for START Sounds.
2.30pm – String Sounds - Erhu & Ruan
Be mesmerised by the sounds of David Dai performing on the erhu - a two stringed Chinese violin and Zac performing on the ruan - a chinese guitar.
Location TARNANTHI Tent, sculpture courtyard.