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

April 2 – Striking Sculptures
See, shape and sculpt at START. Create figures and explore movement, stillness and story in workshops and family tours.
Children’s Tours
11am, 11.30am, 12 noon, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2 pm

Explore the collection with Gallery Guides and investigate how artists use scale, proportion, movement and emotion in depictions of the human figure in art.
Location Meet in the Santos Atrium
START Art Workshops
11am – 3pm
Transform your figurative drawing into a colourful articulated marionette.
Location Radford Auditorium
Storytelling Performances, Musical Statues
11.15am, 12.15pm & 1.15pm
Come along and join a Musical Statue workshop as we explore movement, stillness and story.
Location Function Room
Australian Dance Theatre Youth Ensemble
12noon & 1pm
See a striking special performance by the ADT Youth Ensemble.
Location Sculpture Courtyard Big Tent
Turn it Up DJs & Silent Disco
11am – 3pm
Turn it up DJs hit the decks with sounds for START.
Location Radford Auditorium

May 7 – Food for Thought

Digest food in Art on family tours of the collection, treat yourself to some tasty tales and make a delectable work of art yummy food to eat.

June 4 - Wonderland
START & ASO bring to life the enchanting story of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland through music and song. Join a Mad Hatter's music workshop and see the gallery's collection of tea sets on a tea party tour with gallery Guides.

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

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

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

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

November 5 - 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.

December 3 - 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.