Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc., Adelaide
(3.2/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
Tandanya is the primary place in Adelaide where local, national and international visitors can experience the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through performing and visual arts.

Tandanya is a Kaurna word for Red Kangaroo place. The land on which the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute sits on Kaurna land and the site for the Red Kangaroo Ceremony connected to Red Kangaroo Dreaming. Tandanya respects and recognises the land and culture of the Kaurna people. Its logo design honours the Red Kangaroo.
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  • If you visit Adela├»de, i'm sure that you go to Kangaroo Island, isnt'it? But don't forget to visit the Botanic Garden not fare to the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. And then you disc...  more »
  • If you have something better to do - do it. Not much to see here. interesting display-but if you are interested in Aboriginal Culture etc you would get more info from Wikipedia. You could quite happil...  more »
  • Important destination on our itinerary however we were disappointed with the actual displays and this really appears to be a vehicle for a shop selling average, over priced tourist gift-type merchandi...  more »
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  • Went to the exhibition currently on about maralinga. Highly recommend to go see it and ask about upcoming events this year. Friendly staff and nice little shop which helps community and artists.
  • wasnt allowed to take photos (which sucks as a local guide) Good lesson on aussie history and modern art!
  • Excellent cultural awareness centre
  • Beautiful traditional and contemporary Aboriginal Art, very impressive the part in the gallery with the hand-painted fabrics. Staff is friendly and sharing their knowledge any time.
  • Tandanya -- the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute - located in Adelaide is a must-see not only for international visitors but also for native residents interested in learning more about Aboriginal culture and Indigenous art. The Gift Shop in particular is a treasure trove of a destination where didgeridoos are merchandised alongside crafts from brands such as Tjanpi Desert Weavers (an organization supporting Aboriginal women in remote central and western desert areas). Keep an eye out for weaving workshops, dance performances and exhibition openings as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations running through until September 2015. Happy Birthday Tandanya!