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

Sunday 1 March, 11am - 3pm  
START at the Gallery, Above and Below 
This START day be inspired by the sculptural forms in the Tjanpi Desert Weavers birds, Paarpakani (take flight), create your own flying creations and landscape scenes, see Origami Creatures on stilts and the jaw dropping circus, absurd acrobatics and ridiculously funny magic performed by Dandyman.
11 am, 11.30 am, 12 noon, 12.30 pm, 1 pm, 1.30 pm & 2 pm
Children’s Tours
Look at the sculptural forms in the Tjanpi Desert Weavers birds, Paarpakani (take flight) and the other artistic responses to the Australian landscape in the display, Above and Below with specialist children’s guides on tour.
Location: Meet in the Santos Atrium
11am - 3pm
Above and Below

Make your own colourful birdlife paper sculpture or use your imagination to draw a birds-eye view landscape.  
Location: Radford Auditorium and Function Room
11 am – 1 pm
Hear violin music that moves. One of the most beautiful and expressive instruments in the world performed by Adelaide Violinist and Composer Robert Wallace
Location: roving
11.15 am and 12.30 pm
Origami Creatures

See the bold dinosaur, flamingo and pterodactyl visual designs on stilts… 
Location: roving in the Sculpture courtyard
2.30 pm
Dandyman Children’s Show

Join award winning, 5 star, physical comedian Daniel Oldaker as he presents a not to be missed show of sublime stupidity.  Take a journey of peculiar proportions as he performs jaw dropping circus, absurd acrobatics and ridiculously funny magic.
Location: Sculpture Courtyard

Sunday 5 April, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery,
Happy Easter
Celebrate new beginnings for Easter. See the inspiring collection of Australian decorative arts in A Chance Beginning and make your own work of art.  Take an Easter trail and finish with a special treat! 

Sunday 3 May, 11am – 3pm
START at the Gallery,
Every Picture Tells a Story
Tell your own story in pictures considering some of the photographic stories seen in the photography exhibition Trent Parke: The Black Rose.

Various locations in the Art 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. 






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.