START at the Gallery

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 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 for entry in the START Art Prize.  Hear a rollicking Gondi tale in a storytelling performance, learn about the joyful use of dance for ceremony and celebration with Indian inspired tribal belly dance performances or join drum and dance workshops for families and children.

11 am, 11.30 am, 12 noon, 12.30 pm, 1 pm, 1.30 pm & 2 pm
Children’s Tours
Take a look at the spectacular imagery created with fine lines, dots and dashes on a special guided tour.
Location: Meet in the Santos Atrium

11am - 3pm
Dots and Dashes

Create your own colourful Gond inspired art with fine lines, dots and dashes.
This month is your first chance to make a work of art for the START Art Prize. Make a work with as much detail as you can and leave it with the START Team. Entries will be on display at the August START day.
Location: Radford Auditorium

11am - 3pm
Mehndi Body Art
Mehndi body artists will decorate your hands with traditional Indian Mehndi designs.
Location: Marquee in Sculpture Courtyard
 
11.15am & 12.30pm
Indian Tribal dance Performances
Cinnabar Red Dance Collective will introduce the joyful use of dance for ceremony and celebration, using tribal style belly dance.  Come and learn about tribal style belly dance, its costuming, adornment and music.
Location: Marquee in Sculpture Courtyard

12.15pm & 1pm
Drum & Dance Workshops with Cinnabar Red
Hands on drum and dance workshop with interactive performance for families and children.  These creative workshops will include dress ups with dupattas, bindis and fun moustaches, percussion with zils, drums and bells, and live musicians.
Location: Marquee in Sculpture Courtyard

11.45am & 1.15pm
Storytelling performance
Hear Helen Lawry tells a traditional tale The Parrot from the Gond people, a rollicking Gondi tale with more twists than a packet of twisties.  Meet the talking monkeys and find out just why you should listen to what parrots say.
Location: Function Room

2pm – 3pm
Soundscapes

Simon Gill and Rajenald Ritesh present the classical music of North India on Sitar, Tabla and Tanpura. This music, having evolved in the same areas of India as the Gond people and their art, translates the colour and vibrancy of India into melody and rhythm for START.
Location:  Marquee, Sculpture Courtyard
Where: Various locations in the Art Gallery
Cost: Free, all materials supplied

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.
Where:
Various locations in the Art Gallery
Cost: Free, all materials supplied

Sunday 2 August, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery,  Buried Treasure
We celebrate the START Art Prize exhibition and announce the Art Prize winners.  Have fun creating and collecting your buried treasure.  Includes START Art Prize exhibition opening and regular START tours.
Where: 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. 

  
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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.