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

START at the Gallery, Strike a Pose
When: Sunday 5 October, 11am - 3pm
Where: Various locations in the Gallery
Cost: Free, all materials supplied

This START day we are focusing on the figurative forms found in the objects and sculptures in Art Gallery’s collection .    

11 am, 11.30 am, 12 noon, 12.30 pm, 1 pm, 1.30 pm & 2 pm
Children’s tours
Join a tour to discover the techniques artists use such as line, colour, shape, texture and perspective to create impressions or illusions of form and space in the objects and sculptures on display in the Art Gallery’s collection.
Location: Meet in the Santos Atrium
11 am – 3 pm
Strike a Pose
Sculpt and shape in clay to make a sculptural work of art .
Radford Auditorium

11 am – 3 pm
Mix it up
Use collage techniques to transform some of the Gallery’s collection classics…
Location: The Studio and Function Room

11 am – 3 pm
Balloon Sculptures
Zig zag balloon artists create spectacular sculptures
Location: Sculpture courtyard

Storytelling in the Gallery Shop
Join us at the Gallery Shop every Sunday for free storytelling sessions. This weeks book is The Bad Tempered Ladybird  by Eric Carle
Location: Gallery Shop

12 pm – 3 pm
DJ Trip makes music for moving and grooving as he sets the scene for soundscapes with his electronic beats.
Location: Sculpture courtyard

START at the Gallery, Fashionista
Collars, cuffs, rings and bling body sculpture. Join the START team as we help you to create your original wearable art.
When: Sunday 2 November, 11am - 3pm
Where: Various locations in the Gallery
Cost: Free, all materials supplied

START at the Gallery. Party and Parade
Celebrate the end of year with a party and make a festive hat with the START team to wear in the parade.
When: Sunday 7 December, 11am - 3pm
Where: Various locations in the Gallery
Cost: Free, all materials supplied

Sunday 4 January, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery, Cool Couture

Dress to impress with your awesome clothing designs. Draw, stick, cut and fit fabric and designs onto your paper mannequin.
Cost: Free, all materials supplied
Where: Various locations in the Art Gallery

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.

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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.