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Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc.

253 Grenfell St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8224 3200
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Exhibition was ok but Tandanya seams to not have any good leadership or energy about the place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CommentsfromMe Y
Glad we found it

This museum and gallery was not easy for us to find as it is not in the bustling Adelaide center... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
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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 presentation and performance (by appointment), browse through our Gallery Shop or hire one of many spaces in our amazing building.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“gift shop” (13 reviews)
“tea towels” (2 reviews)
“great space” (2 reviews)
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253 Grenfell St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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+61 8 8224 3200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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

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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

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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

Thank Tess B
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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

Thank Wendy V
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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

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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.

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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

Thank kiwi572014
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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

Thank Ruth G
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Loved the exhibits on display. There was a documentary about the nuclear tests that took place on aboriginal lands in the mid 1950s-mid 1960s and the Tree of Life: Gift of Peace. Also enjoyed the gift shop.

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