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

START What’s On

Sunday 7 December, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery, Party and Parade
Celebrate a year of creativity this START day with a party, make a stylish festive hat to parade at the party and discover artworks depicting other festive occasions and dress.
11 am, 11.30 am, 12 noon, 12.30 pm, 1 pm, 1.30 pm & 2 pm
Children’s tours

Take a tour to find the festivities in the artworks on display in the collection.
Location: Meet in the Santos Atrium

11am – 2pm
Adelaide’s Piano Busker
Piano busker Peter Hacquoil plays his delightful street piano for START soundscapes.
Location: Marquee in the Sculpture Courtyard

11 am – 3 pm
Festive Hats

Join in the festive spirit with the START Team as we help you to create a stylish festive hat to parade at the party!
Location: Radford Auditorium

11 am – 3 pm
My Label

Develop a designer’s journal for your own fashion label showcasing your inspiration, ideas and looks.
Location: The Studio

11 am – 3 pm
Face painting

Our team of face and body artists will be here to paint you with some inspiring designs to compliment your party hat.
Location: Marquee in the Sculpture Courtyard

2pm – 3pm
Party and Performance
Join in the party to celebrate the end the 2014 START program with a special festive performance by the Ticklish Allsorts and food and drink for all our special guests.
Location: Marquee in the Sculpture Courtyard

Sunday 4 January, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery, Cool Couture

Dress to impress with your awesome clothing designs. Draw, stick, cut and fit fabric and designs onto your paper mannequin.
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.