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 years 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 August

Join us for the opening party of START Art Prize and exhibition that showcases the art made at START by some of South Australia’s youngest living artists, as part of the SALA Festival. Family tours will experience several exhibitions showcasing the work of South Australian artists and workshops will focus on the human body as inspiration for sculpture. 

11 am, 11.30 am, 12 noon, 12.30 pm, 1 pm, 1.30 pm & 2 pm
Children’s tours
Join a family tour looking at the diverse local talent on display for SALA in the exhibitions presenting the work of Catherine Truman, Fiona Hall, Sue Kneebone and Robert Hannaford.
Location: Meet in the Santos Atrium
11 am – 3 pm (Announcement 11.30am)
START Art Prize
Did you make a work for the START Art Prize? See your work on display at the Art Gallery in the Function Room. Join Ramsay Foundation General Manager, Kerry de Lorme for the announcement of our START Art Prize awards.
Location: Announcement in the Marquee, Sculpture Courtyard, Exhibition in the Function Room

11 am – 3 pm
START Art Workshops

Bend, shape and twist to make sculptural wire figures inspired by the human body.
Location: The Studio, Function Room and Sculpture Courtyard Marquee.

11 am – 3 pm
Face Painting and Balloon Artistry
Our team of face and balloon artists will be here to paint and create for you.
Location: Radford Auditorium

12pm, 1pm and 2pm
Storytelling Performance, The Hunchback and the Swan
Hear this tender Scottish tale of transformation in The Hunchback and the Swan.
Location: Radford Auditorium

12 pm -  2 pm
START Dance Party

Dancing is a means to challenge the way we do things and how we interact with each other. Every age and culture has a version of dance, all of which are valid. Join artist Luke Wilcox for a dance party at the art gallery.

Also, during the SALA Festival, START goes on the road to present art making activities for children and families in the Riverland. This year’s events will be held on the weekend of 20 & 21 August and follow START’s successful first regional tour to Port Augusta and Whyalla in 2015.
Sunday 4 September

Join a tour of the display of Great Tales in Asian Art and explore ancient stories of love, adventure and great conflict as depicted in paintings, screens and prints. Illustrate your own great adventure in the art workshops and enjoy the sounds of Indian music. Learn some new moves in interactive dance performances led by Fusion Beats. 

At START you can also find out more about the Art Gallery's collection, exhibitions and public programs on offer.