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  

What Do You Do with an Idea?
Sunday 3 June 11am–3pm
Bring your brilliant ideas along and find out what to do with them at START, bring your ideas into the world in storytelling performances, use your ideas to create something amazing in art workshops and discover how ideas can be transformed into works of art, music and performances this START. 

Children's Tours
11am, 11.30am, 12 noon, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2 pm
Join a family tour with gallery guides and find out how ideas can translate into works of art.
Location Meet in the Atrium 

START Art Workshops

11am - 3pm START Art Prize entries
Illustrate your ideas in watercolour pencils to create a work of art you can submit for the START Art Prize and exhibition at the August START.
Location The Studio 

11am – 3pm Wearable Ideas

Transform your idea into a character or symbol that you can take with you and make into a badge.
Location Colours Marquee, Sculpture Courtyard

Storytelling Performances, What Do You Do with an Idea by Kobi Yamada
11.15am, 12.15pm & 1.15pm.
How does an idea begin, how does it grow and what can it become?   Explore the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world in a storytelling performance with Helen Lawry.
Location Function Room

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Creative Learning Performances
11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

What do you do with musical ideas? Come along, have a listen, and join in with the ASO's Creative Learning Trainees as they explore a range of musical ideas.
Location Radford Auditorium

START Sounds
11am, 12noon, 1pm & 2pm
A long time ago, the man behind <IF END BEGIN> was a boy. He had an idea that synthesisers might be fun to play with. He was right and never stopped playing with them. His ideas now are formed and shaped into electronic musical journeys which he plays live using analogue synthesisers, drum machines and computers.
Location Radford Auditorium

Electronic Sound Lounge
11am – 3pm
START Artist Ambassadors share their musical and visual ideas.
Location Colours Marquee, Sculpture Courtyard

Ages 3-12 and families
Cost Free
Where Whole Gallery


Because of her, we can!
Sunday 1 July 11am–3pm

This START celebrates NAIDOC the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women make to our communities, families, our rich history and our nation with a special program of Aboriginal women musicians, artists and performers curated by Barkindji Woman, and accomplished singer-songwriter Nancy Bates.

SALA Extravaganza
Sunday 5 August 11am–3pm
This START highlights the talents of local legends especially START artists in the 7th annual START Art Prize exhibition.  Prize winners are announced at 12pm followed by an afternoon of festivities and activities.