Start at the Gallery | Art Gallery of SA | 2019

START at the Gallery

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.

Each monthly event is themed around current exhibitions or the general collection.

START is recommended for children aged 3-12 years and parent/carer supervision is required. No bookings are necessary.

Upcoming START Days for 2019

Sunday 6 January 2019

Start at the Gallery: Drawing from Nature

Help celebrate the rich and diverse art and culture of Australia’s first peoples. Discover kunred (places), animals and spirits depicted in works of art in John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new. Take part in Kuninjku language workshops, join a sketch tour with botanical artist Gilbert Dashorst, and join a workshop with Badimia artist Anna Dowling to create patterns from nature.

Sunday 3 February 2019

Start at the Gallery: Eyes on Objects

Create your own clay object in Start Art workshops, collaborate with Little Music Lab, take a sketch tour with animator and illustrator Mitch Hearn, enjoy storytelling performances, and explore the curious art objects in the collection.

Sunday 3 March 2019

Start at the Gallery: Mix it up

Mad March is only just beginning, and it’s time to mix it up! Get messy, get bold, get experimental with Start at the Gallery. Enjoy kids tours, live performances and hands-on art activities – all inspired by the thick paint, warped forms and lurid colours of acclaimed contemporary painter Ben Quilty. A mixed-up melting pot of art and ideas for the whole family!

Sunday 7 April 2019

Start at the Gallery: Ways of Seeing

There are so many diverse ways to see, to sense, to think and feel and perceive. Art can help us look at the world differently. The Gallery has acquired some exciting new works and wants everyone to help them celebrate new energy and new ideas. Shift your viewpoint, try an unfamiliar approach and tune in with a fresh perspective.

Enjoy live music, hands-on art workshops, storytelling, audio-described and Auslan-interpreted tours as well as mesmerising magic and artful illusion performed by Mickster the Trickster.

ways of seeing

Explore the pretty and the peculiar, the beautiful and the bizarre, the crafty and the just-a-little-bit-creepy! Create a soft sculpture creature, goggle at gaudy and glamorous performance art, and get a shimmering glitter tattoo or two!

Sunday 2 June 2019

Start at the Gallery: Power of Portraits

Get up close and personal exploring fascinating faces and powerful portraits.  Whether captured in paint, pencil, pottery or photography, portraits can carry rich and wonderful stories, unique personalities, complex emotions and vital cultural histories. Learning about each other’s lives can foster connection, understanding and reconciliation.

Sunday 7 July 2019

Start at the Gallery: Memory Montage

Made in a moment, lasting a lifetime if you’re lucky – marvel at the magic and mystery of memory!  Join Start in July as they explore William Kentridge’s exhibition That which we do not remember, in a free family day of fun featuring a diverse program of art making, music, performances and special guided tours. Put your talents on display by entering your own collage artwork in the 2019 Start Art Prize for junior art stars.

Sunday 4 August 2019

Start at the Gallery: Party & Prizes

Celebrate the work of South Australia’s youngest living artists on display in the Start Art Prize 2019 exhibition! Join the art party of the decade, marking ten years of Start with a family fun filled day of art and entertainment.

Sunday 1 September 2019

Start at the Gallery: Make it Move

Go on an infinite journey of motion and movement, making shapes shuffle, puppets pop, and shadows shift and dance. Be inspired by the powerful, dynamic moving image works of William Kentridge and a fascinating array of video and animation art throughout the collection. Move paper and pencil to create kinetic figures, move your feet on a gallery tour, and move your body to the secret beat of the silent disco!

Photo: Nat Rogers

Sunday 6 October 2019 | 11am-3pm

Start at the Gallery: Seasonal Scenes

Can you hear the pelting rain? Can you taste the salty air? Or is it getting hotter in here? Explore wild weather and changing seasons in landscape art – it’s a force of nature!


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Art Gallery of South Australia website.

What START at the Gallery

When: First Sunday of every month, 11am-3pm

Where Art Gallery of South Australia | North Terrace, Adelaide

Who3-12 year olds and their parents/guardians

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:  Art Gallery of SA


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