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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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A must for school trips

I contacted the Institute re holiday opening hours and happened to mention that I wanted to bring a... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2016
Adelaide, Australia
very limited collection, so little art for so much space

The collection was so limited and I thought there could have been a much, much broader cross... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2015
Melbourne, 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 presentation and performance (by appointment), browse through our Gallery Shop or hire one of many spaces in our amazing building.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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253 Grenfell St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8224 3200
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Reviewed 3 January 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...More

1  Thank diz043
Reviewed 8 December 2015

The collection was so limited and I thought there could have been a much, much broader cross section of art on display or for sale. The gift shop was not much different than any other touristy Aussie shop.

Thank bickles27
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great for all ages. Full of history and life, the guides are brilliant and can answer even the curliest of questions.

2  Thank BethaneySydney
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Great art installations and exhibits - loved the contemporary exhibit currently on display "lifestyle choices" - gallery shop has great range and friendly staff

1  Thank Tony P
Reviewed 18 April 2015

We recently visited Tandanya which was a disappointing experience with little to view. Th attraction is located in a large old building which has loads of display potential. Instead we found that what little to see was poorly curated. There is a gift shop which...More

Thank avidtraveller195
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This is one of our must-see attractions when visitors come to town from overseas. We have participated in basket weaving and painting courses, watched didgeridoo/yidaki demonstrations, perused the art gallery, and enjoyed a cup of coffee at the cafe. There is always something to do...More

4  Thank Sean J
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Parking is a bit tricky but worth the trouble. A good range of souvenirs, gifts, art gallery which is free to enter. Aboriginal paintings with Certificates of Authenticity make a lovely gift. Helpful staff and pleasant atmosphere.

Thank joanb255093
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

We were in OZ for a month and looked all over for good places to buy fair trade royalty paid art and cultural souvenirs. We felt good about where our money was going at this shop. Even better than in museum gift shops. We also...More

3  Thank Drew T
Reviewed 27 December 2014

We stopped for the midday didgeridoo demonstration but were told by the staff member in the gift shop, that it is no longer offered. He said that he had been studying the instrument for a couple of years and offered to play for us. His...More

3  Thank minuit1942
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Excellant Aboriginal gallery and a shop with a wide range of clothing and paintings and souvenirs - a must see in Adelaide . Really helpful staff too.

Thank 99happy99
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