Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc., Adelaide

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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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  • There were some interesting items on display but I was expecting a little more and some of the art for sale seemed overly expensive  more »
  • 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 th...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Great place to buy aboriginal art, the benefits the indigenous Australians.
  • 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.
  • Went for Reconciliation week, great venue
  • Watched a Fringe show - Sound and Fury. Great as always. Small venue with hard seats though
  • Thanks that this place exist. Has a lovely cafe music series 🎢🎡