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 2 November
START at the Gallery, Fashionista

This START day we are calling all fashionistas to create unique wearable art Collars, cuffs, rings and bling body sculpture.
Where: Various locations in the Gallery
Cost: Free, all materials supplied

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 fashionistas in the artworks on display in the collection.
Location: Meet in the Santos Atrium

11 am – 3 pm
Join the START Team as we help you to create collars, cuffs, rings and bling body sculpture. 
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.
Location: Marquee in the Courtyard

12.15 pm & 1.15 pm
The Little Dressmaker
Come along and hear "The Little Dressmaker" a story written by Eleanor Farjeon and adapted for performance by Helen Lawry. This enchanting story is made of the finest fabric and stitched together with music.
Location: Function Room

12 pm – 3 pm
Meet 'Dan the Music Man' with his special French themed Accordion music, silly balloons and 'Dobbin the Wonder Horse'.
Location: Roving

Sunday 7 December, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery. Party and Parade
Celebrate the end of year with a party and make a festive hat with the START team to wear in the parade.
Where: Various locations in the Gallery
Cost: Free, all materials supplied

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.