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Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc.

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Address: 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Phone Number: 61882243200
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Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tandanya is a visionary and vibrant place to explore and experience...

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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I don't know what else happens in the institute but tourists can enjoy the artworks in the gallery and buy beautiful souvenirs. I was perfectly satisfied with my visit after... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sannster
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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know what else happens in the institute but tourists can enjoy the artworks in the gallery and buy beautiful souvenirs. I was perfectly satisfied with my visit after seeing some powerful paintings.

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1 Thank Sannster
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

For us this was a useful introduction to some aspects of aboriginal culture, and unsurprisingly different aspects attracted us to different extents; in our case, the paintings were the best part.

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1 Thank John S
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Fantastic! A great place to look at and learn about Indigenous Australian art. They also have a lovely shop with genuine Aboriginal works, ranging from books and art pieces to tea towels and cards. There is also a cafe should it take your fancy. This is an important place to visit in Adelaide!

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Westport, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

this is a great space, I was a little disappointed that there was not more art on display, the shop had a better selection, it was well worth a visit

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Hopeless! Website said it was open but was shut (not even a public holiday)! Staff must've taken a day off - why was there no notice online?!? Made a special journey out of our way to visit - what a waste of time! Judging by poor reviews below - looks like we didn't miss much anyway. Checkout my #Adelaide pics... More 

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North West England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

I had prioritised and planned this into my short trip to Adelaide, had been following events there on the FB page and was really looking forward to visiting. However, I really wish I had spent my limited time elsewhere. Although the two exhibitions were interesting there was otherwise very little on display. The lady at the desk in the exhibition... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

fascinating to see the original older items on display. the vibrant colours of the modern pieces i found exciting.

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Corrales, NM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

There was not much on display. Only two artists were featured and they were very good. Mostly it seemed to be things for sale. If you are walking by it is ok to drop in but would not recommend it as a destination.

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Hannover, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Don't go there! No Information, only space and display of articles for sale. That is not at all the idea of a museum! Rather go to the Adelaide museum which has two floors full of valuable artefacts, original material and good displays. Tandanya is out of the way, factory-like, downright a waste of time. As friendly as the lady in... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I contacted the Institute re holiday opening hours and happened to mention that I wanted to bring a couple of indigenous Sumatran visitors to see the batik display, as batik is an Indonesian craft. Not only were they helpful on the phone, but they suggested a guide for our tour. The guide was extremely patient (everything she said had to... More 

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