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  


Because of her, we can!
Sunday 1 July 11am–3pm

This START celebrates NAIDOC week and the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women make to our communities, families and nation. Curated by Barkindji Woman, Nancy Bates, an accomplished singer-songwriter, this special program will showcase  Aboriginal women musicians, artists and performers – delighting audiences of all ages.

Children's Tours
11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2 pm
Celebrate the vitality of the living desert as home (Anangu word: Ngura). Join a tour of the Desert Colour exhibition of paintings made in the central Australian desert, painted on Country by artists living and working in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.
Location Meet in the Atrium 

START Art Workshops
11am - 3pm START Art Prize entries
Use Impressionist brush techniques to create a work of art you can submit for the START Art Prize and exhibition, to be shown at the August START.
Location Radford Auditorium 

Culture & Craft
11am – 3pm
Aboriginal artist and basket weaver Micky Barlow is a Kokatha woman sharing her contemporary culture in these workshops for all ages.
Location Colours Marquee, Sculpture Courtyard

Language of dance
12pm -12.30pm & 1pm – 1.30pm
Local Kaurna woman, Sarah Agius, is well known for her passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. Sarah will get us moving with dance workshops and interactive Kaurna language sessions.
Location Colours Marquee, Sculpture Courtyard

START Sounds Stories & Song
Colours Marquee, Sculpture Courtyard
11.00am -12pm -Nancy Bates
Nancy Bates is a Barkindji woman and considered by Archie Roach to be one of the best songwriters in Australia today.
12.30pm – 1pm & 1.30pm – 2.15pm Jessica Wishart
Young Bidjara woman Jessica Wishart writes and performs music inspired by family and culture.
2.30pm – 3.30pm – Vonda Last
Singer songwriter Vonda Last is a Ngaanyatjarra woman who will share Aboriginal stories through her soulful music.

SALA Extravaganza
Sunday 5 August 11am–3pm
This START highlights the talents of local legends especially START artists in the 7th annual START Art Prize exhibition.  Prize winners are announced at 12pm followed by an afternoon of festivities and activities.