National Aboriginal Cultural Institute - Tandanya

Tandanya is a visionary and vibrant place for all to explore and experience contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expression, through the performing and visual arts.As a visitor to Tandanya, you can meet Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, walk through diverse and exciting exhibitions in our art galleries, watch our cultural presentation and yidaki (didgeridoo) or dance performance (Tuesday - Sunday at 12 noon) and browse in our colourful award winning shop. On Thursdays at 11am join us in learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history on our free guided cultural tour.The Tandanya shop sells and exhibits a comprehensive range of authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, craft, books, clothing, fabric, music and yidakis (didgeridoo) and the 147 tiered seated Tandanya Theatre often hosts theatre, dance and film events.Established in 1989 in Adelaide, South Australia, Tandanya is Australia's oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi arts centre. The word Tandanya comes from the language of the original inhabitants of the Adelaide plains, the Kaurna people (pronounced Garna), and means "place of the Red Kangaroo".Tandanya is celebrating 20 years in 2009 and continues to have a national and international reputation for innovation and excellence in visual art exhibitions featuring emerging and acclaimed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from throughout the country.

Contact name: 
Cate Gaston
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Phone 1: 
(08) 8224 3200
(08) 8224 3250
Postal Address: 
253 Grenfell Street
Access facilities: 
Wheelchair access, accessible toilets
Opening hours: 
10.00am to 5.00pm, seven days, Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and New Years Day.
All disabilities
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art, culture and heritage. 12 noon Cultural Performance (Tues - Sun), group tour booking options available, free guided cultural tour Thursdays at 11am.
Service details
Free entry into Gallery spaces and Retail shop. $5 adults and $3 concession/child for entry into the 12noon Cultural Presentation & Performance (Tuesdays - Sundays)
Friends of Tandanya program available to join
2009 Calendar of Events (Z Card) can be picked up free from Tandanya Foyer or downloaded from the website.
Newsletter free to members


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