Adelaide’s Start at the Gallery Celebrates 10 Years | Art Gallery of SA | 4 Aug 2019

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Start at the Gallery – Celebrating 10 Years

The Art Gallery of South Australia’s FREE family fun day, Start, celebrates 10 years this Sunday 4 August 2019.

Over the past decade, more than 86,500 visitors have enjoyed art-led experiences at 120 monthly events, encountered more than 100 exhibitions and displays, and explored culture and art through art-inspired tours and a multiplicity of creative workshops – art, music and performance – led by local, national and international artists, musicians and performers.

To celebrate this milestone, the Start program will include a display of the 2019 Start Art Prize featuring works by South Australia’s youngest living artists, the winners of which will be announced at midday. Other activities include storytelling performances, entertainment from a local young saxophone and guitar duo, DJs, body and balloon artists, guided tours from NEO teen guide of the gallery, Start Art workshops and much more.

With support from both the founding partner, The Balnaves Foundation and now through the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation, AGSA has built a children’s program that has an extraordinary impact on the Gallery’s visitation and culture.


Start Art Prize Exhibition
Did you enter a work of art in the Start Art Prize? See your creation on display in the Function Room and go to the Sculpture Courtyard Marquee for the announcement of the winners at midday.

Start Art Workshops
Birthday Book and Badges
Share your best times at Start by leaving a drawing and a message in the Birthday Book, and make yourself a special badge to remember the day.

Nylon Zoo
Don a colourful creature costume and join the playful wonderland of the Nylon Zoo.

Body & Balloon Art
Be adorned by Mask face painters and creative balloon artists.

Snap Snap Photo Booth

11:15am & 1:15pm
Storytelling Performances with master storyteller Helen Lawry.

11am, 11:30am*, 1pm, 1:30pm & 2pm
Discovery Tours
Join a family tour as Gallery Guides highlight South Australian Living Artists on display.
*11.30am tour will be accompanied by an Auslan interpreter.

11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm & 2:30pm
Sketch Tours
Party Time with Georgina Chadderton
Join local illustrator and cartoonist Georgina Chadderton on a sketch tour of the gallery, inspired by all the little details that make parties so special and fun.

Teens Talk
Join Neo’s trained teenage guides as they share their unique perspectives and thought-provoking insights with art lovers of all ages.

1pm & 2pm
Performance tours
The eyes of the artist with Michael Mills as John Russell
What do you see when you look at a work of art? Do you see what the artist saw – or something totally different? Join Australian Impressionist John Russell on a journey of discovery, revealing the stories behind iconic works of art.

Start Sounds:

Little Music Lab
Create unique and awesome songs with musical technology in an interactive, collaborative sound play space.

11am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
Dumpster Soundsystem
with DJ Sandy Bunker

1pm & 2pm
Modern Lift
A young local saxophone and guitar duo, performing a smooth range of jazz, funk and pop.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the AGSA website here

What:   Start at the Gallery – Celebrating 10 Years

When:    Sunday 4 August 2019 | 11am – 3pm

Where:   Art Gallery of South Australia | North Terrace, Adelaide

Who:   Ages 3 – 12

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: AGSA website


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