Enjoy art making, music, performances and tours on the first Sunday of every month.

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.

Register on arrival


Start Art workshops – Suburban Scenes
Create suburban scenes from plasticine.
Location: Radford Auditorium (capacity 30)
Duration: 30 minutes


Start Sketch Tours
Join a drawing journey through the Gallery with Illustrators Robin Tatlow-Lord and Lauren Herraman.
Location: Meet outside The Studio (capacity 15)
Duration: 45 minutes

11.15am, 12.15pm & 1.15pm

Storytelling Performances
Hear timeless tales from a master storyteller, Helen Lawry.
Location: meet upstairs in Gallery 7 (peformances in Galleries 5-6, capacity 20)
Duration: 45 minutes

11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm

Dancing in the Gallery
Workshops with creative choreographer Jessie Mckinlay.
Location: Meet at the top of the stairs in Gallery 7 (capacity 15)
Duration: 45 minutes

11.45am, 12.45pm & 1.45pm

Blooming Hearts Yoga
Connect, create and meditate through movement.
Location: Function Room (capacity 20)
Duration: 30 minutes

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Studio Snazzy
Experience light, colour and texture through an immersive sensory space.
Location: The Studio (capacity 20)
Duration: 30 minutes


Nylon Zoo
Explore Evelyn Roth’s colourful incredible inflatable wonderland.
Courtyard Lawn (capacity 20)


Start Sounds
Immanuel College String Orchestra conducted by Emily Gann
11.45am to 12.15pm (whole orchestra) – Location: Atrium top of stairs Gallery 7
12.20pm to 12.50pm (small ensembles and soloists) – pop up performances in courtyard and gallery
1.00pm to 1.30pm (whole orchestra) -Atrium top of stairs Gallery 7


Modern Lift Jazz Duo
Sculpture Courtyard Marquee – (capacity 50)


Start Discovery Tours
Guided interactive art experiences exploring suburban scenes for toddlers, teens and in-betweens.
Location: Meet in the Atrium (capacity 15)
Duration: 20mins

Art Gallery Food + Wine

10% discount for AGSA and Start Art Club Members

On your visit please

  • Check in when you arrive by using your Start Art Club Membership.
  • Book into activities on arrival.
  • We’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 us online instead of at the Gallery.
Presented by
  • James and Diana Ramsay Foundation