START at the Gallery

START AT THE GALLERY
First Sunday of the month, 11am - 3pm


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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

START at the Gallery, Scholars and Scrolls
Celebrate Asian Culture this START day for the Oz Asia Festival with Bunraku Puppetry, Chinese Calligraphy and music. Take a look at the display  Brush, ink, paper: Contemporary Japanese and Mongolian calligraphy  then decorate your own Japanese inspired paper scroll.
11am, 11.30am, 12 noon, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2pm
Children’s tours
Join a special tour and look at the techniques used in the Brush, ink, paper: Contemporary Japanese and Mongolian calligraphy display.
Location Meet in the Santos Atrium
11am – 3pm – Scholars and Scrolls
Illustrate on a Japanese inspired paper scroll.
Location The Studio and Radford Auditorium
11am – 3pm – Brush with ink
Practice Chinese calligraphy and brush techniques with demonstrations from the Chinese School of Music and Art.
Location Radford Auditorium
11am – 3pm – (文楽) Bunraku Puppetry
Discover the stories of Bunraku, the traditional puppet theatre of Japan.
Location Function room
2.30pm – 3pm – Soundscapes
Zhaohong Liang plays the Chinese Harp, traditionally known as the Gu-Zheng in Mandarin, one of the oldest instruments in Chinese history.
Location Santos Atrium 
When: Sunday 7 September, 11am - 3pm
Where: Various locations in the Gallery
Cost: Free, all materials supplied

START at the Gallery, Strike a Pose
Restyle your own favourite works of art using creative collage techniques.
When: Sunday 5 October, 11am - 3pm
Where: Various locations in the Gallery
Cost: Free, all materials supplied

START at the Gallery, Fashionista
Collars, cuffs, rings and bling body sculpture. Join the START team as we help you to create your original wearable art.
When: Sunday 2 November, 11am - 3pm
Where: Various locations in the Gallery
Cost: Free, all materials supplied

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.
When: Sunday 7 December, 11am - 3pm
Where: Various locations in the 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.