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 


Upcoming Programs
START at the Gallery Sunday 4 June - Wonderland
START & ASO bring to life the enchanting story of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland through music and song. Join the Wonderland tea party hosted by Alice, The Hatter and Dormouse or a Mad Hatter's music workshop. Discover the gallery's collection of tea sets on tours with gallery Guides and enjoy a story that is brewed just right.

Children's Tours
11am, 11.30am, 12 noon, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2 pm

discover a wonderland of tea sets from the collection with Gallery Guides.
Location Meet in the Santos Atrium

START Art Workshops
11am - 3pm
Use pastels to draw your wonderland in a work of art you can submit for the START Art Prize and exhibition at the August START.
Location The Studio and Function Room

Wonderland Tea Party with Raw Shakespeare Project
11am - 3pm Pop-up performances
Bring your favourite teacup, dress to impress and join the Wonderland tea party for hat-making, outdoor games and tea-drinking etiquette hosted by Alice, The Hatter & Dormouse with short performances from Alice in Wonderland.
Location Sculpture Courtyard Marquee

Art on You
Let Mask Face and Body Artists decorate you.
Location Sculpture Courtyard 

ASO Wonderland Workshop
11.15am & 12.15pm
Bring to life the enchanting story of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland through music and song.  Inspired by the curious and curiouser surroundings of Wonderland, singer Elizabeth McCall presents this dynamic workshop, assisted by students of the ASO’s Professional Pathways program.
Duration 45 mins (approx.) Limited places, be early to avoid disappointment
Location Radford Auditorium

Wonderland Storytelling Performances
11.15am, 12.15pm & 1.15pm
Come and enjoy a story that is brewed just right, neither too weak nor strong neither bitter nor overly sweet.
Location Meet at the top of Atrium stairs

Mad Hatter’s Music
1:15pm & 2:15pm
Join jazz violinist Julian Ferraretto for a creative music workshop inspired by the Mad Hatter and the weird and wacky world of Wonderland.  Create a brand new piece of music assisted by ASO Professional Pathways students.  Bring your instrument or borrow one of ours!
Duration 45 mins (approx.) Limited places, be early to avoid disappointment
Location Radford Auditorium

START at the Gallery Sunday 2 July - Looking at Language
This START celebrates the beginning of NAIDOC Week and Indigenous language in art, music and storytelling.

START at the Gallery Sunday 6 August - Art Alive
See the art made at START by South Australia's youngest Living Artists on show in the START Art Prize exhibition.

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

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

START at the Gallery Sunday 5 November - 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.

START at the Gallery Sunday 3 December - 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.