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 5-12 years 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 5-12 and their families
Enquiries: 08 8207 7578


Sunday 6 March
At this magical and mysterious START, sing along with Horace the Wizard that Wasn’t as he shares some amazing insights into the mysterious world of wizardry. Find out about the extraordinary necklace of raindrops in the storytelling performances and take a tour of Magic Object to inspire your own creation of a magical wearable object.

Sunday 3 April
Trickery and fantasy will set the scene for START in April. Don't be a fool, come and see special theatrical performances of Much Ado About Nothing and find out more about magic in the performance of Joan Aitken’s tale, The Elves in the Shelves. Become a master of illusion as you make your own kinetic work of art.

Sunday 1 May
Explore the wonder that is the 'Wunderkammer' as you create your own 'Cabinet of Curiosities' while journeying through Magic Object with The Dream Collector. Let magician Mickster the Trickster show you a trick or two, then watch a storytelling performance about a girl who learns to skip in her sleep.

At START you can also find out more about the Art Gallery's collection, exhibitions and public programs on offer.