EXPERIENCE START ONLINE FROM HOME THIS MONTH WITH A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES FOR ALL THE FAMILY TO ENJOY.

Join Start online in July for a creative cultural mix celebrating this nation's story with feature aerosol artist and founder of Street Dreamz Shane Mankitya Cook as well as Adelaide Biennial artists Karla Dickens and Megan Cope. Also enjoy digital drawing with Thomas Readett and tunes to make and play to, selected by young artists from the Yirrkala Print Studio in Arnhem Land.

Have you made a monster or crazy creature from a Start activity? This month Adelaide Biennial artist Erin Coates gives the final call to all monsters and hybrid creatures for submission in the 2020 Start Art Prize and online exhibition in August.

Presented by
  • James and Diana Ramsay Foundation

Street Script

Stylise script using repetitive mark making to build up colours and writing with aerosol artist Shane Mankitya Cook!

installation view: 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres featuring A Dickensian Country Show by Karla Dickens, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; photo: Saul Steed.

Reuse, Recycle and Retell

Be inspired by artist Karla Dickens to reveal the secret story of an ordinary object found around the house.

installation view: 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres featuring Untitled (Death Song) by Megan Cope, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; photo: Saul Steed.

Makeshift Sounds

Take inspiration from artist Megan Cope to transform a found object so that it can make a unique sound.

Digital Sketch Tour

Join artist Thomas Readett for drawing tips and techniques to create a portrait of a person or your favourite furry friend.

Bitharr Maymuru, Senior Printmaker and Munuy'ngu Marika, Print Coordinator, Yirrkala Print Space, Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre.

Start Sounds

Tunes to make and play to selected by young artists from the Yirrkala Print Studio in Arnhem Land.

2020 Start Art Prize

Calling young artists to enter the 2020 Start Art Prize.

Photo: Nat Rogers.

The Monster Theatres Studio

Make a unique collage creature inspired by the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

Janice Peacock, Meriam Mir people, Torres Strait Islands, born 1955, Mareeba, North Queensland, Crocodile crate, from the series Ailan Crates and Traits in the Straits, 2004, Brisbane, Queensland, plastic bags, seagrass, raffia, rope, string, wire, paint, Queensland emu feathers, bamboo skewers, shells, Erub Island/Torres Strait seedpods, Papua New Guinean wooden spear, linoleum, 127.0 x 97.0 x 57.0 cm (irreg.); South Australian Government Grant 2005, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, © Janice Peacock.

Start at Home

Learn about the life and times of artists from the AGSA Collection and create your own work of art at home with our downloadable activity sheets.