START at the Gallery

First Sunday of the month, 11am - 3pm 

Presented by the Balnaves 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 5-10 years and parent / carer supervision is required. No bookings are necessary.

For more information, call 08 8207 7005 

Sunday 3 May, 11am – 3pm
START at the Gallery,
Every Picture Tells a Story
Tell your own story in pictures in a fold out book, create a layered cloudscape picture and join Mr Oopy for a fun-filled interactive children’s performance or shake your booty with DJ Happy.
11 am, 11.30 am, 12 noon, 12.30 pm, 1 pm, 1.30 pm & 2 pm
Children’s Tours
Take a guided tour of the Trent Parke: The Black Rose exhibition and discover how he created a forest from his dreams.
Location: Meet in the Santos Atrium

11am - 3pm
Cloud Creations
Trace the pictures you can see in the clouds in a layered drawing and finish in a frame.
Location: Function Room

11am - 3pm
Every Picture Tells a Story
Explore the possibilities of making your own visual story by recording a memory or dream playing with a variety of images.
Location: Radford Auditorium

11am - 3pm
GooRoo Animation Screening
See the awesome animation films created by school holiday workshop participants at the Art Gallery.
Location: Radford Auditorium

11.15 am and 1.15 pm
Mr Oopy Children’s show
Enjoy this high energy interactive performance by the ever popular children’s entertainer extraordinaire Mr Oopy.
Location: Marquee, Sculpture Courtyard

12noon – 1pm
DJ Happy
This DJ will rock your socks ripping out the right mix of tunes for all your best moves!
Location: Marquee, Sculpture Courtyard

2pm – 3pm
Adelaide’s premier instrumental solo guitarist Elio performs a unique and versatile mix of guitar grooves for START.
Location:  Santos Atrium

Sunday 7 June, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery,
Dots and Dashes
Look at the spectacular imagery created with fine lines, dots and dashes in the Indian Gond paintings and create your own colourful Gond inspired art.

Sunday 5 July, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery,
  Famous Faces 
Children’s tours will explore the stories behind the portraits in the Treasure Ships exhibition, inspiring children to draw portraits of famous faces for entry in the 2015 START Art Prize exhibition.
Various locations in the Art Gallery
Cost: Free, all materials supplied

Supported by the Balnaves Foundation, START is the Art Gallery's monthly children's program of activities. Suitable for ages 5 - 10 years. No bookings necessary. 






The Balnaves Foundation is a private philanthropic organisation established to provide support to charitable enterprises across Australia. The Foundation supports eligible organisations that aim to create a better Australia through education, medicine and the arts, with a focus on young people, the disadvantaged, and Indigenous communities.