START at the Gallery | Art Gallery of SA | 2021

START at the Art Gallery of South Australia 

Enjoy art-making, music, performances and tours on the first Sunday of every month with Start at the Gallery – an exciting introduction to art for children and their families.

START is a FREE family-fun day and includes art activities, tours, live performances and entertainment at the Art Gallery of South Australia on North Terrace.

Each monthly event is themed around current exhibitions or the general collection.  Program details are released closer to the date, so keep an yet of the Art Gallery’s Facebook page or click on their website link below.

Recommended for children aged 3-12 years, parent/carer supervision is required. Book into activities on arrival. Registrations open at 10.30am.

On Your Visit:

  • Check in when you arrive by using your Start Art Club Membership.
  • Book into activities on arrival.
  • They’ve added extra tours but numbers and capacity restrictions apply. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
  • Remember to social distance, wash your hands, and use hand sanitiser frequently. AGSA has increased cleaning on the premises.
  • If you’re not well or experiencing flu-like symptoms, please join them online instead of at the Gallery.

START Dates for 2021

Sunday 7 February 2021

Start at the Gallery: Collection Connection

Connect with your art collection and find your favourite work of art on a discovery tour, take a drawing journey through the collection, explore colour with choreography; and encounter spectacular sounds, storytelling and Pico’s Puppet Palace performances this Start.

View the full program HERE


Sunday 7 March 2021 

  • Start at the Gallery: Sensory Scenes

Look through a different lens and have fun with texture, colour, light and shape to see what you can create at Start! Explore, draw and sculpt suburban scenes; meditate, move or dance your way through the Gallery; and encounter spectacular sounds, storytelling and performances this Start.

View the full program HERE


Sunday 4 April 2021

  • Start at the Gallery: Shifts in Time

Move your clocks back to look, listen, draw, dance and discover how artists depict time this Start. Play with texture, colour, light and shape in art workshops with Studio artist Carly Snoswell, let your soul speak with rainbow meditation and colourful choreography, and enjoy the present moment with soulful sounds from DJ Ruby Chew and silent disco Guru Dudu.

View the full program HERE


Sunday 2 May 2021

  • Start at the Gallery: Music & Movement

Connect with the present moment through mindfulness, movement and music. Swing and sing with pop up performances by Young Adelaide Voices Collective, enjoy timeless tunes from Grandad’s Gramophone played by DJs Coops & Splendid and explore notions of emotions in art.

View the full program HERE


Sunday 6 June 2021

  • Start at the Gallery: Modern Masterpieces

Explore the ideas behind the artists of their time in the 2021 Ramsay Art Prize exhibition. Discover, dance and draw on tours; enjoy the sensational sounds of the Immanuel College String Orchestra; hear timeless tales of epic adventures in Pico’s Puppet Palace and storytelling performances. Don’t forget to create your own masterpiece in art workshops to submit for the 2021 Start Art Prize exhibition this Start!  Book into activities on arrival. Registrations open at 10.30am.

View the full program HERE


Sunday 4 July 2021

  • Start at the Gallery: Together in Art

Get together to celebrate the beginning of NAIDOC week with music, making, stories and sharing in the art and culture of First Nations people this Start. This month they invite final entries for the 2021 Start Art Prize and exhibition, create a colourful graphic drawing for submission.

View the full program HERE


Sunday 1 August 2021

  • Start at the Gallery: Wild Wonders

Start will not go ahead as a live event this weekend however you can still enjoy this month’s Start at Home activity and the Start Art Prize online exhibition celebrating the creative achievements of young artists for the South Australian Living Artists Festival. AGSA curator Rebecca Evans is this year’s Start Art Prize judge. Winners will be announced with the online exhibition on Sunday.

View the full program HERE


Sunday 5 September 2021

  • Start at the Gallery: Surreal Scenes

Take on new twists in a transforming realm combining action, colour, costume and construction through music, art, dance and theatre for surreal scenes, stories and sounds with a collective of creatives this Start.

View the full program HERE


Sunday 3 October 2021

  • Start at the Gallery: Theme TBC

Sunday 7 November 2021

  • Start at the Gallery: Theme TBC

Sunday 5 December 2021

  • Start at the Gallery: Theme TBC

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the AGSA 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:  Play & Go / Art Gallery of SA – Nat Rogers

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