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 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.
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!
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
Who: 3-12 year olds and their parents/guardians
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Image Source: Art Gallery of SA
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