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

Copy a copy, Sunday 3 August
Celebrate SALA (South Australian Living Artists Festival) 2014 with the START Art Prize. The START Art Prize will showcase works of art made by children at START. Come for a look at this special exhibition by South Australia's youngest living artists and stay for the opening party.

11 am, 11.30 am, 12 noon, 12.30 pm, 1 pm, 1.30 pm & 2 pm
Children’s tours

Can you spot the ‘copies’ in the Mortimer Menpes exhibition? You be the detective on our exhibition tours.
Location: Meet in the Santos Atrium

11 am – 3 pm
Carbon Copy

Draw your masterpiece on carbon paper to make a copy of your work.
Location: The Studio

11 am – 3 pm
Copy a Copy

Make your own copy of a masterpiece to take home.
Location: Function Room and Sculpture Courtyard

11 am – 3 pm
Face painting

Our team of face and body artists will be here to paint you with some inspiring designs.
Location: Radford Auditorium

11 am – 3 pm (Announcement 11.30am)
START Art Prize

Did you make a work for the START Art Prize? See your work on display at the Art Gallery in the Radford Auditorium. Join Art Gallery Director, Nick Mitzevich for the announcement of our START Art Prize awards.
Location: Sculpture Courtyard

12 pm – 2.30 pm

Hear Milush and his musician mates play music in the Marquee for START Soundscapes.
Location: Sculpture Courtyard

START in the park for SALA ON SHOW
Celebrate the final day of the SALA festival and join the START team to make art in the park.  Suitable for families with children aged 5 to 10 years, the day’s activities are inspired by SALA artist Nicholas Folland and his exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
When:  SALA on Show on Sunday 24 August 10.30am – 5pm
Location: Soldiers Memorial Garden and Unley Shopping Centre on Unley Road, Unley.

Scholars and Scrolls, Sunday 7 September
Design and decorate a Japanese rice paper scroll this START day after looking at the display Brush, ink, paper: Contemporary Japanese and Mongolian calligraphy.

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.
Location: Meet in the Santos Atrium

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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.