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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 great space

this is a great space, I was a little disappointed that there was not more art on display, the shop... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2016
mandr268
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Westport, Ireland
@YumchaAddict reviews Adelaide Aboriginal Art Gallery

Hopeless! Website said it was open but was shut (not even a public holiday)! Staff must've taken a... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2016
Yumcha_Addict
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Sydney, 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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“gift shop” (12 reviews)
“tea towels” (2 reviews)
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253 Grenfell St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

this is a great space, I was a little disappointed that there was not more art on display, the shop had a better selection, it was well worth a visit

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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Hopeless! Website said it was open but was shut (not even a public holiday)! Staff must've taken a day off - why was there no notice online?!? Made a special journey out of our way to visit - what a waste of time! Judging by...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

I had prioritised and planned this into my short trip to Adelaide, had been following events there on the FB page and was really looking forward to visiting. However, I really wish I had spent my limited time elsewhere. Although the two exhibitions were interesting...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2016

fascinating to see the original older items on display. the vibrant colours of the modern pieces i found exciting.

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Reviewed 5 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
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Reviewed 18 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
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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
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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.

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Reviewed 31 August 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
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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
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