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Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc.

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Some superb aboriginal art work on display

Not a big collection but quality rather than quantity and well set out in the old power room, or... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Mike A
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Good fusion of traditional and modern art

Disappointing. Surprisingly few items on display in the gallery when we visited. We did like what... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Wendy V
South Australia, Australia
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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...more
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253 Grenfell St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8224 3200
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike A
Reviewed 4 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CommentsfromMe Y
Reviewed 17 May 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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

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...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Went into the city to look at the exhibition but they were in the process of changing the art so the only thing that was open was the gift shop. Items were very expensive even for little things like tea towels and socks. They did...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TessB320
Reviewed 6 February 2018

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...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Wendy V
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

There are several wonderful Aboriginal Art Fairs around the country including DesertMob in Alice Springs and the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. Tarnanthi's iteration is part of the recently established Tarnanthi Festival of Aboriginal visual arts and is essentially the new kid on the block. But...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great space with excellent Indigenous art. Especially the work from Port Lincoln school kids! Their connection to family & country wonderfully represented.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

There were some interesting items on display but I was expecting a little more and some of the art for sale seemed overly expensive

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Hans O
Reviewed 16 March 2017

There are lots of people who would like to learn about aboriginal culture. I had high hopes that Tandanya would help me to learn and discover more, unfortunately this did not happen and I feel that the institute have missed a trick by under using...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Ruth G
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