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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 little disappointing

There was not much on display. Only two artists were featured and they were very good. Mostly it... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2016
Corrales, NM
A disappointment

Don't go there! No Information, only space and display of articles for sale. That is not at all the... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2016
Hannover, Germany
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“art pieces” (2 reviews)
“great space” (2 reviews)
“gallery” (7 reviews)
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253 Grenfell St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8224 3200
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Reviewed 6 February 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.

1  Thank jegnm
Reviewed 19 January 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...More

1  Thank Lawson41
Reviewed 4 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 9 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 19 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 27 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 26 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 7 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
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