Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc.

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Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc.

Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc.
3.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Tandanya is a visionary and vibrant place to explore and experience contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, through visual art and performings. Walk through art exhibitions or take a tour, watch a cultural presentation and performance (by appointment), browse through our Gallery Shop or hire one of many spaces in our amazing building.
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253 Grenfell St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Amy
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions
Filled with spirit
May 2021 • Solo
A small art gallery only featuring a few artists but that makes it even more special in a lot of ways.
You are handed informative sheets of paper to read through the different pieces and help you interpret each one.
A seperate exhibition room holds a single artist’s work and their story and then the gift shop that will help support these artists and their communities.
I had a great time and I would highly recommend a short visit if you’re strolling around in Adelaide.
Written May 18, 2021
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Alfred L
1 contribution
Amazing experience
Feb 2021
Amazing gallery with a great little cafe.

The cafe has a great vibe and amazing coffee. The food is well priced and good quality.

There is always something new to see at the gallery and the shop has a large variety of gifts and art to purchase.

Overall it's a good experience for new and returning visitors.
Written February 8, 2021
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Robert T
Palm Springs, CA542 contributions
Wonderful place to visit for insights in Aboriginal Culture
Jul 2019 • Friends
What a great place to have a mini immersion into some Aboriginal culture. It's a small center and a visit can be as short or as long as you like.

The exhibits are always changing - three different ones were on display when we visited.

If you combine this great spot with visits to the Immigration Museum and the South Australia Museum's Aboriginal Gallery you will come away with new learning and insight into the richness, complexities and joys of Australia today with an honest approaching of the troubled history.
Written July 25, 2019
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raffles123
Gympie, Australia740 contributions
Comme ci comme ca
Mar 2019 • Couples
Having eventually reached the gallery on foot we found it was busy with the Fringe Festival, so, not much to see. Totally agree with Ron's comments. Their shop had some interesting items though.
To add insult to injury we could not even find a pub open so hiked it all the way back to Peppers for "rehydration", it was 40C after all & the locals were complaining. Wimps, come up to QLD & get 40C+ with 90% humidity, that is the killer!
Written April 1, 2019
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RonWamberal
Sydney, Australia13,239 contributions
Hit and miss
Feb 2019 • Solo
Wasn't clear what the purpose is; saw activities as part of the Fringe Festival but the museum and gallery didn't show clearly what it was about or the quality of the art.
Written March 4, 2019
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Mike A
Auckland Central, New Zealand121 contributions
Some superb aboriginal art work on display
Sep 2018 • Couples
Not a big collection but quality rather than quantity and well set out in the old power room, or whatever it was. Welcoming staff and quite a good selection in the shop. Worth a visit. No charge.
Written September 25, 2018
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CommentsfromMe Y
1 contribution
Disapointed
May 2018 • Business
Exhibition was ok but Tandanya seams to not have any good leadership or energy about the place. The venue is not alive, is sad to see such a organisations miss use their opportunities.
Written June 4, 2018
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susanjR7361BN
Chicago, Illinois25 contributions
Glad we found it
Apr 2018
This museum and gallery was not easy for us to find as it is not in the bustling Adelaide center. But we were so glad we did find it. Besides the original paintings on display, the gift shop has some of the best aboriginal designed gifts.
Written May 17, 2018
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Ian C
Glasgow, UK83 contributions
Australasian Adventure
Mar 2018 • Couples
Tucked away at far end of city centre from the train station. Visited this as only in the city for one day. A new exhibition of local aboriginal art had just started. Fascinating.

Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Even go t a few original and different gifts to take back home.
Written March 29, 2018
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Amelsi
South Australia, Australia92 contributions
Good fusion of traditional and modern art
Feb 2018 • Friends
Disappointing. Surprisingly few items on display in the gallery when we visited. We did like what we saw - wonderful portraits in dot painting style. Items in the shop ridiculously expensive - nearly $300 for a woven bowl, say whaaaaat...?! Loved the wall map showing cultural/linguistic map of indigenous Australia, the visit was worth it for this. Our overseas visitors commented that the Art Gallery and Museum’s collections were much better.
Tip: Photographs and video not allowed. (allowed in Museum and Art Gallery)
Written February 6, 2018
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