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

This Start is a festival of cultures with Tarnanthi and Oz Asia synchronised through art in an immersive program. Enjoy music by San Ureshi, the SAPPS Choir and First Nations Singer Songwriter Tilly Tjala Thomas. Get making and creating with Tarnanthi artists and discover, draw, dance and explore our exhibitions and more.

Book into activities on arrival. Registrations open at 10.30am. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

11am–1pm Auslan available
Start Discovery Tours

Guided interactive art experiences for toddlers, teens and in-betweens exploring art and ideas.
Meet in the Atrium (capacity 15)
Duration 20 minutes

Nylon Zoo

Explore Evelyn Roth’s colourful inflatable wonderland.
Location and registration Courtyard Lawn (capacity 30)
Duration 45 minutes, sessions on the hour

Start Art Workshops
Tarnanthi Make & Create

Get making with Ngarrindjeri artist, Tom Readett and feature artists included in the new activity book Tarnanthi Make & Create.
Location: Radford Auditorium, register in Courtyard marquee (capacity 35)
& The Studio (capacity 30)
Duration 30 minutes, sessions every half hour

Tarnanthi Weaving

Collaborative traditional Ngarrindjeri & Ngadjuri weaving with Tarnanthi artist Sonya Rankine.
Location: Function room, register outside in Courtyard (capacity 20)
Duration 45 minutes, sessions every hour

Start Sketch Tours

Join artists Alise Hardy and Lauren Herraman on a drawing journey through the Gallery.
Register and meet outside Studio entrance (capacity 15)
Duration 45 minutes, tours every half hour

Start Sounds

11am & 1pm

San Ureshi
True Self inspired musical responses from Zhao Liang, South Australia’s own uniquely accomplished composer will perform works alongside San Ureshi and friends, featuring exhibited works by Lindy Lee including “Small hearts find each other” and “Going where the river flows”.
Location: Gallery 17, Upper Melrose Wing

11.30am & 12.30pm

The South Australian Public Primary Schools (SAPPS) Choir
The showcase choir for the Primary Schools’ Music Festival (PSMF) and the SA Department for Education.
Location: Gallery 7 Upper Atrium

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Tilly Tjala Thomas
Dreamy indie folk music performed by local singer songwriter and 2021 Triple J Unearthed feature artist.
Location: Courtyard Marquee

11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm
Storytelling Performances

Hear timeless tales from a master storyteller, Helen Lawry.
Register at the Atrium Information Desk. Performances in Gallery 1 off North Terrace entrance (capacity 25)
Duration 45 minutes

11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm
Choreography with the Collection

Workshops with creative choreographer Jessie McKinlay.
Location: register at the Information desk, tours start at the top of the stairs in Gallery 7 (capacity 15)
Duration 45 minutes

Parent/carer supervision is required

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.

This book is full of amazing ideas and activities, inspired by some of the world’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary artists. Available for purchase from AGSA Store.

10% discount for AGSA and Start Art Club Members