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START at the Gallery: Desert Days

1 November, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

| FREE, all materials supplied

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The Gallery’s START program has been encouraging South Australia’s youngest artists for six years, inspiring the creativity of tens of thousands of young art lovers at the monthly START days.


START at the Gallery is celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture with special tours of the Desert Salon in TARNANTHI, traditional games, activities, and music.

11 am, 11.30 am, 12 noon, 12.30 pm, 1 pm, 1.30 pm & 2 pm
Children’s Tours
Join the special tours and look at the brilliant sculptures and canvas desert paintings from Central Australia of the Desert Salon in the TARNANTHI exhibition.

11am – 3pm
Pulgi Wodli Building and Games
Learn about the seasonal living patterns of the Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri people, and how to make a traditional Aboriginal shelter using branches and leaves.
Location: Sculpture courtyard lawn

11am – 3pm
Desert Days
See the sculpture birds in the TARNANTHI Desert Salon and sculpt your own bird in clay, or chalk up the gallery courtyard and contribute to the collaborative desert-inspired landscape.
Locations: The Studio, Function Room, Radford Auditorium & Sculpture Courtyard Tent

11.30am – 2.30pm
START Sounds
Centre for Aboriginal Studies Musicians from the band, Yorke play their TARNANTHI-inspired tunes.
Location: Sculpture Courtyard Tent



1 November, 2015
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Various locations in the Art Gallery (AGSA)
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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08 8207 7000


Booking Information
Free admission, all welcome, No bookings necessary
Age Suitability
5–10 years old (Parent/ carer supervision required)
FREE, all materials supplied
Partner Acknowledgement
The Balnaves Foundation proudly presents START at the Gallery