START at the Gallery

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 3-12 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 3-12 and their families
Enquiries 08 8207 7578 

Next Event

Sunday 6 August
START at the Gallery,
  Art Alive
Showcasing South Australia's youngest Living Artists in the 6th annual START Art Prize exhibition.  Prize winners are announced at 12pm followed by an afternoon of festivities featuring artist painting demonstrations and the START Art Prize exhibition.


Children’s Tours, 11am, 11.30am, 12 noon, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2 pm
Join a family tour with Gallery Guides showing you some of their favourite South Australian artists on display.
Location Meet in the Santos Atrium

START Art Prize Exhibition 11am – 3pm (Prize announcement 12pm)
Did you make a work for the START Art Prize? See your work on display in the Function Room. Join James & Diana Ramsay Foundation General Manager, Kerry de Lorme, and Premier Art Supplies Managing Director, Clive Mungovan, for the announcement of the START Art Prize Awards.
Location Announcement in the Sculpture Courtyard Marquee, Exhibition in the Function Room

START Art Workshops 11am – 3pm
Anything can happen in the crazy world of cartooning! Use your imagination to bring your art to life with help from a professional cartoonist.
Location Radford Auditorium

START Drawing Tours, Comics & Characters  11am – 3pm
Join artist facilitators for an introduction to drawing workshops in the Gallery. Transform works in the collection into an imaginative comic book panel, while exploring body language, movement and facial expressions.
Location Meet in the Vestibule, North Terrace entrance 

Pictures of You 11am – 3pm
Artist Robin Tatlow-Lord will bring your face to life with illustration.
Location Radford Auditorium

START Silent Disco 11am - 3pm
Show off your moves in the silent disco with Turn it Up DJs.
Location Tent, Sculpture Courtyard lawn 

START Sounds 11am – 3pm
The art of music will come to life in performances highlighting local South Australian talent including Shah Rae Weaver.
Location Sculpture Courtyard Marquee

Storytelling Performances 11.15am,12.15pm & 1.15pm
Storyteller Helen Lawry performs a local legend about an artist who takes a job as a lighthouse keeper and the lighthouse is never the same again.  Find out what happens in this lovely homemade story.
Location Meet at the top of the stairs in the Atrium

Upcoming Programs

Sunday 3 September
START at the Gallery,  Colour Your World
Explore the artist’s palette on guided tours of the collection and experiment with colour in art activities this START.

Sunday 1 October 
START at the Gallery, Asian Awakening  
Celebrate Oz Asia with START on a cultural journey through art, activities and festivities.

Sunday 5 November
START at the Gallery,  TARNANTHI Takeover
Experience the art of Australia’s rich and diverse Indigenous cultures in the art on display in TARNANTHI at START and discover the important stories from across the country through music and activities.

Sunday 3 December
START at the Gallery,  Wrapping & Weaving
Listen to the tales behind the works of art in TARNANTHI then wrap and weave your own story into a work of art.