START at the Gallery


First Sunday of the month, 11am - 3pm 

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. 


Sunday 6 December, 11am – 3pm, Seaside Serenade
START celebrates the beginning of Summer and the end of another creative year with festive activities, Dumpster DJ sets, cultural performances by Kuma Kaaru and special tours of the works of art inspired by the sea in TARNANTHI.

11am, 11.30am, 12 noon, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2pm – Children’s Tours
Join a special tour looking at the works of art inspired by the sea in the TARNANTHI exhibition.
Location: Meet in the Santos Atrium

11am – 3pm – Festive Blooms
Create a festive flower to wear, to decorate your Christmas tree with, or to add to a card. Be inspired by the exuberant work of TARNANTHI artist Brian Robinson.
Location: The Bush Footy Studio, Function Room and Radford Auditorium

11am – 3pm – Face Painting
Our team of face and body artists will be here to transform you with festive designs.
Location: Sculpture Courtyard Tent

11am – 3pm – START Sound
Dumpster DJ Gus Clutterbuck plays TARNANTHI inspired tunes for you to party to!
Location: Sculpture Courtyard Tent

1pm – Kuma Kaaru Cultural Performance
Kuma Kaaru means ‘One Blood’ in the Kaurna language, signifying the dancers’ connections to multiple language groups unified on the Adelaide plains. Learn about their stories, languages, songs and dances. Their performances raise cultural awareness and connection to country through the art of movement.
Location: Sculpture Courtyard Tent


Sunday 3 January 2016
START at the Gallery will ease you into a brand new year with storytelling inside Kudlyo the Black Swan and entertaining performances. 

Sunday 7 February 2016 
START at the Gallery will draw its flavour from the gallery and from the recent acquisitions made into the collection.

At START you can also find out more about the Art Gallery of South Australia, the collection, exhibitions and public programs on offer. For more information call 8207 7578.

Supported by the Balnaves Foundation, START is the Art Gallery's monthly children's program of activities.


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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.