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 5 April, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery,
  New Beginnings 
Celebrate new beginnings for Easter this START day.  Be the first to see the new display A Chance Beginning, see The Amazing Drumming Monkeys perform, follow the special Easter trail and weave your own nest to finish with a special treat!
11 am, 11.30 am, 12 noon, 12.30 pm, 1 pm, 1.30 pm & 2 pm
Children’s Tours
Join the guides on a hunt for Bosley pieces in the display, A Chance Beginning: Lyons Collection of Decorative Art.
Location: Meet in the Santos Atrium

10am – 4.30pm
Easter Trail at the Gallery
Explore the Art Gallery with your family on a special Easter trail available from the Information Desk.

11am - 3pm
New Beginnings
Weave your own nest using a range of different materials to hold an Easter treat!
Location: Function Room

11am - 3pm
Flying Creatures
Cut, fold, draw and glue the templates to create your own flying bat, fish or bird.
Location: The Studio

11.15 am and 1.15 pm
The Amazing Drumming Monkeys
This popular monkey show will drum up an unforgettable interactive Easter experience at the Art Gallery.
Location: Radford Auditorium

2pm – 3pm
Listen to the distinctive and versatile tone of the oboe, a double reed woodwind musical instrument played by ASO Professional Pathways student, Charles Klein.
Location:  Santos Atrium
Celebrate new beginnings for Easter. See the inspiring collection of Australian decorative arts in A Chance Beginning and make your own work of art.  Take an Easter trail and finish with a special treat! 

Sunday 3 May, 11am – 3pm
START at the Gallery,
Every Picture Tells a Story
Tell your own story in pictures considering some of the photographic stories seen in the photography exhibition Trent Parke: The Black Rose.

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.