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. 

At the next START

START at the Gallery Sunday 7 January – Island Dreaming  
Torres Strait Islander artists inspire art making and TARNANTHI tours, workshops, storytelling and music to celebrate a new year.  This START kicks off our month of musical Sunday Sessions with the soulful sounds of emerging songstress Mi-Kaisha Masella, prolific vocalist and songwriter Nancy Bates, and Eddie Peters’ unique and special brand of Islander music.
Children's Tours
11am, 11.30am, 12 noon, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2 pm
Take a tour with Gallery Guides to find out about works of art created by Islander artists in TARNANTHI.
Location Meet in the Santos Atrium 

START Art Workshops
11am - 3pm

Some outstanding artists have come from the Torres Strait Islands including printmakers, sculptors and mask-makers, and dancers. The Islands have a long tradition of woodcarving, creating masks and drums, and carving decorative features on these and other items for ceremonial use.   The masks sometimes have the form of the human face or animals such as birds, fish or reptiles, with many masks combining the features of both humans and animals. Create and decorate colourful masks and string figures in START art workshops.
Location Radford Auditorium

Islander Cultural Workshops
11.15am & 12.15pm
Join Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge holder, Eddie Peters for games, stories, songs and dance.
Location Function Room

Pop Up Aboriginal Art Workshops

12 – 2pm
Explore Aboriginal art and learn the differences between contemporary and traditional works. Then pick up a brush and paint your own canvas with accomplished artist and proud Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri and Yunkanytjatjara man Allan Sumner.

START Sunday Session
1pm - 4pm
This START kicks off our month of musical Sundays with the soulful sounds of emerging songstress Mi-Kaisha Masella, prolific vocalist and songwriter Nancy Bates, and Eddie Peters’ unique and special brand of Islander music.
1-2pm – Nancy Bates
2-3pm – Mi-Kaisha Masella
3-4pm – Eddie Peters
Location Sculpture Courtyard Tent

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 


COMING UP FOR START:

Sunday 4 February, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery, Animals and Art 

The lunar new year is almost here! Discover Chinese zodiac sign and element in Chinese cosmology, illustrate your zodiac sign in art workshops and go on a hunt for animals in the display China and the World. Take in the ancient art of Tai Chi, see the Dragon dance and hear stories of the past and more. 
Ages 3-12 and families
Cost Free
Where Whole Gallery