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
Sunday 1 October 
START at the Gallery,
Asian Awakening  
This START shines a spotlight on Asian arts and culture offering workshops in Tai Chi, Confetti Calligraphy Oracle Animals, music, storytelling performances family trails and guided tours against the backdrop of OzAsia.
Children's Tours
11am, 11.30am, 12 noon, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2 pm

Take a journey of Asia through art on family guided tours or pick up a self-guided Tree Trail from the Information Desk located at the North Terrace entrance.
Location Meet in the Santos Atrium 

Tree Character Design workshops
11am - 3pm

Come and celebrate North Terrace's beautiful street trees with a Tree Character Design Workshop!  Design a collage of a tree character using a 'Tree Identikit'. Your work of art might be chosen to be one of the street trees identities that form part of the North Terrace Tree Trail (for more details go to www.cityofadelaide.com.au/treetrail).
Participants will also receive a seedling to plant in their own garden thanks to Greening Australia, Trees For Life and the City Of Adelaide (until stocks run out).
Location The Studio

START Art Workshops
11am - 3pm
Create Oracle Animals in these confetti calligraphy workshops with artists from the School of Chinese Music & Arts.
Location Radford Auditorium

Tai Chi workshops
11am, 12noon, 1pm & 2pm
Learn the history and origins of Tai Chi, with some simple movements and techniques as well as including some interesting stories of Tai Chi Masters in these workshops.
Location Sculpture Courtyard lawns

Storytelling Performances, The Tree that was a Harp
11.15am, 12.15pm & 1.15pm
Deep in the forest  a singing tree stands. Come and learn what happens when the Emperor finds out about this marvel in this Chinese tale.
Location Function Room

START Sounds
11.40am, 12.40pm, 1.40pm & 2.40pm
Chinese School of Music & Arts showcase their talented musicians this START day.
Location Sculpture Courtyard.

Sunday 5 November
START at the Gallery,  TARNANTHI Takeover
Experience contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture at START.  Discover important stories from across the country on tours of TARNANTHI at the Gallery and enjoy art workshops, music and entertainment.

Sunday 3 December
START at the Gallery,  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.