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 2 October
Blossoming Life

Spring into the Gallery and create botanical art inspired by our latest moving image acquisition by teamLab. Find out more about this fascinating work of art on family tours. Enjoy light hearted musical performances by a string trio from Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Professional Pathways Program and hear storytelling performances of The Giant’s Garden.

Children’s Tours
11am (Family Auslan Tour of Robert Hannaford)
11.30am, 12 noon, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2 pm

Find out more about the fascinating latest moving image acquisition work of art by Team Lab on family tours.
Location Meet in the Santos Atrium

START Art Workshops
11am – 3pm

Spring into the Gallery and create botanical art inspired by our latest moving image.
Location The Studio and Radford Auditorium

The Art of Nature
11.15am, 12.15pm & 1.15pm
Join Charles Darwin on a musical adventure exploring the wonder of nature and art.
Location Sculpture Courtyard
Storytelling Performances, The Giant’s Garden
12pm, 1pm and 2pm
When the wall goes up around the garden, winter comes and the garden that had lovely garden that had been so alive dies.  Discover what can make it grow again in these performances of the tale adapted from a story by Oscar Wilde.
Location Function Room

START Sounds
Enjoy light hearted musical performances by a string trio playing violins and cello from Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Professional Pathway Program.
Location Santos Atrium

Sunday 6 November
Decorative Dreams

This START day highlights the world of decorative arts. Take a family tour, make your own decorative work of art and be adorned with a glitter tattoo. Hear the tale of Where Things Begin in storytelling performances and don’t miss vignette performances from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Sunday 4 December
Summer Scene
Celebrate the beginning of summer with Cirkidz demonstrations and workshops, storytelling performances of Because Fairies Can’t Cook and be inspired by the iconic work of Australian artist Brett Whiteley to make your own multi panelled work of art.

Sunday 1 January  
New Year Here!
START the new year at the Gallery! Pull up a bean bag and roll out your picnic rug for some crazy Elizabethan festive revelry as Shakespeare’s characters in The Twelfth Night mark the end of the Christmas season. Hear about a family road trip in storytelling performances and take the family on an optical journey of the Collections Project with a guided tour.


Congratulations to all of the START artists who entered their works of art into the START On Show exhibition during SALA 2016!

Thanks to all the families in the Riverland  who welcomed the START Team for START on the Road too!