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 7 October 11am–3pm
Weave your way through tours that look at the art of Chiharu Shiota, be immersed in the sounds of stringed instruments, enjoy swing dancing and storytelling performances this START.

Children’s Tours
11am, 11.30am,
12 noon, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2pm
Let Gallery Guides show you artist Chiharu Shiota’s string creation comprised of 200 kilometres of red string, Absence Embodied on family tours.
Location Meet in the Santos Atrium

Storytelling Performances
11.15am,12.15pm & 1.15pm

Spun any straw into gold lately?  Join us for a story of straw and string in Rumpelstiltskin by the Brothers Grimm and performed by Helen Lawry.
Location Function Room

START Art Workshops
11am – 3pm

Make a START Art Workshops for sessions of weaving, threading and looping sculptural creations.
Location Radford Auditorium

START Sketch Tours
11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm
Learn tips and tricks for cross hatching techniques to create the illusion of shade and texture in a drawing on Sketch Tours.
Location Meet at the entrance to The Studio

Swing Things!
11am - 3pm
Get your body moving with a day of social swing dancing. DJ Coops and friends will be playing sweet tunes and dancing all day. They may even wind-up the gramophone player! Step onto the dancefloor and join in the fun.
11:30am and 1:30pm
Want to learn how to swing dance? Join Anya and Ethan in a dance class and you’ll be shimmy-ing and twirling like a dance-star in no time!
Location TARNANTHI Tent, Sculpture Courtyard

START Sounds
11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm

Play with strings in Ukulele workshops with musicians from Raise Your Voice Music Academy.
Location Radford Auditorium

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.