01/02/2020 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
The Art Gallery of South Australia

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.

Find flowing forms, funky moves, and fascinating figures at the Gallery. Dance, draw and discover with a range of family activities inspired by sculptural and figurative forms in the Collection.

Dress in your monstrous best for a boisterous beastly party to mark the opening of ‘Monster Theatres’.

Start Art workshops
Monster masks with The Bait Fridge
The Bait Fridge is a wickedly creative art collective bringing action, colour and costumed chaos to Start. Build a monster mask, be captured on-set in your wild new form, and join the creature collective!
Where: Radford Auditorium

Beetlemania with Nylon Zoo
A beastly Beetle has crept into our courtyard, and all it wants is to play! Don a colourful costume and explore Evelyn Roth’s incredible inflatable wonderland.
Where: Sculpture Courtyard Lawn

11am – 3pm
Snap Snap Photo Booth
Where: Radford Auditorium

11.15am, 12.15pm & 1.15pm
Storytelling Performances
Through the day and the dusk and the dawn
with Helen Lawry
Ubir is a monster, and her stomach is rumbling! It’s lucky that Rosalie is so quick witted. A spirited story, inspired by an enchanting folk tale.
Where: Function Room

11am – 3pm
Face Painting
Be adorned by Mask face painters.
Where: Sculpture Courtyard

11am, 11.30am (Auslan), 12pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2pm
Discovery Tours
Interactive art experiences for toddlers, teens and in-betweens with Gallery Guides.
Where: Meet in the Atrium

Learning to Look
Unpacking art with Neo’s teen ambassadors.
Where: Meet in the Atrium

12pm, 1pm & 2pm
Sketch Tours
with Mitch Hearn
Pencil in hand, take a creative journey through the Gallery with your host Mitch Hearn, local illustrator and monster aficionado!
Where: Meet at The Studio

Start Sounds
with DJ Sandy Bunker & the Dumpster Soundsystem
Stomp your feet, flap your wings and waggle your spiky tail to the beastly beats of the most monstrous mutant sound system in town.
Where: Sculpture Courtyard


Start at the Gallery is held on the first Sunday of every month. Parent/carer supervision is required.

Presented by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation.

Image: photo Nat Rogers

This is an all weather event.