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

Experience the art and culture of the legendary Samurai warriors at Start this month with music and storytelling performances; discovery and drawing tours; art making and movement in sculpture and choreography workshops; and enjoy a cultural feast for your senses in Samurai.


Nylon Zoo
Explore Evelyn Roth’s colourful incredible inflatable wonderland.
Sculpture Courtyard
Start Sounds - with DJ Ruby Chew
Sculpture Courtyard

11am, 11.30am (Auslan), 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2pm

Start Discovery Tours
Interactive art experiences for toddlers, teens and in-betweens with Gallery Guides.
Meet in the Atrium
Duration: 20 minutes

11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Start Art workshops - Samurai Tsuba, Swords & Suits
Sculpt to create sensational Samurai warriors, accessories and armour.
The Studio & Radford Auditorium
Duration: 45 minutes

11am, 12noon, 1pm & 2pm

San Ureshi Sounds in Samurai
Sounds of Samurai Performances by oriental jazz ensemble San UreshiInspired by the Samurai exhibition, contemporary compositions featuring a trio of South Australia’s most accomplished musicians will transform the narrative displayed on the Gallery’s spectacular pair of six panel screens.
Gallery 21
Duration: 20 minutes

11am, 11,30am,12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm & 2.30pm

Start Sketch Tours
Join a drawing journey through the Gallery with your hosts; Illustrators Mitch Hearn & Lauren Herraman.
Meet at The Studio
Duration: 45 minutes

11.15am, 12.15pm & 1.15pm

Storytelling Performances - Roly Poly Rice Ball

How could dropping a rice ball change the course of your life? Find out by coming along to hear this traditional Japanese story told by master storyteller Helen Lawry.
Function room
Duration: 45 minutes


Art Gallery Food + Wine
10% discount for AGSA and Start Art Club Members
Sample traditional style Japanese vegetable pancakes ‘Okonomiyaki’ with optional chicken skewer. Mini and full serves available.

On your visit please

  • Check in when you arrive by using your Start Art Club Membership. Registrations open at 10.30am.
  • Book into activities on arrival.
  • Capacity restrictions apply. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
  • Remember to maintain 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.

Not a Start Art Club Member?

Presented by

  • James and Diana Ramsay Foundation