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Welcome to the New Tandanya Website

Tandanya is owned and managed by the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc.
It is Australia’s oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre.

Tandanya’ is the Kaurna (pronounced Garna) word for ‘place of the Red Kangaroo’.

Tandanya’s name reflects the organisation’s ongoing commitment to honour and respect the traditional owners and custodians for this country.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Exhibitions At Tandanya

Venue Hire

Venue Hire

Book our facilities

Gallery Shop

Gallery Shop

Shop At Tandanya

Fragrant Lands Opening

Fragrant Lands Opening

Exhibition Opening, Visual Arts

8 August – 23 August 2014

8 August – 23 August 2014

Painting, Visual Arts

Convergence Opening

Convergence Opening

Exhibition Opening, Visual Arts

12 June – 19 July 2014

12 June – 19 July 2014

Painting, Visual Arts

4 July – 23 August 2014

4 July – 23 August 2014

Painting, Visual Arts

24 July – 30 August 2014

24 July – 30 August 2014

Painting, Visual Arts

26 August – 4 October 2014

26 August – 4 October 2014

Painting, Visual Arts

4 September – 25 October 2014

4 September – 25 October 2014

Painting, Visual Arts

26 August – 4 October 2014

26 August – 4 October 2014

Photography, Visual Arts

11 December – 24 January 2015

11 December – 24 January 2015

Painting, Visual Arts

Women’s Work Opening

Women’s Work Opening

Exhibition Opening, Visual Arts

Lord Mayor Reception

Lord Mayor Reception

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Venue Hire

Why not hold your next meeting, conference, cocktail party, wedding or awards presentation at Tandanya, one of Adelaide’s most distinctive venues?

Tandanya is a proud heritage-listed building on the corner of Grenfell Street and East Terrace. Opening in 1901 as the Grenfell Street Power Station, the building was gifted into Aboriginal ownership in 1989.

The building houses a number of impressive facilities available for hire, catering for more intimate gatherings through to large-scale events.

Board Room Hire

Board Room Hire

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Conference Room Hire

Conference Room Hire

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Main Gallery

Main Gallery

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Kaurna Gallery Hire

Kaurna Gallery Hire

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Theatre Hire

Theatre Hire

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Tours

Tours

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The galleries mix the old and the new with stunning exhibitions of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art adorning the walls of the turbine hall, featuring a magnificent natural acoustic.

Upstairs, the large Conference Room (with adjacent kitchen and toilet facilities) features bountiful sunlight, high ceilings and a capable technical fit out.

Tandanya also houses a theatre, suitable for performances, lectures and product launches, with a capacity of 147 raked seats, and a projection booth.

Tandanya caters for corporate hires, government departments and community organisations that value the cultural appropriateness of the atmosphere Tandanya generates. Our friendly Venue Coordinator is available to tailor each facility to the hirer’s requirements.

Please note that hire of the Gallery and the service of alcohol in that facility are dependent upon prior arrangement with the exhibiting artist(s).

VENUE HIRE ENQURIES





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Opening Hours

9.00am-4.00pm

Monday – Saturday

Closed Sundays & Public Holidays

ENTRY
Free to the galleries and Gallery Shop

Fees apply for cultural presentations and performances

PARKING
Onsite parking is NOT available

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General Events by Tandanya

Survival Day

January 26, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Come and share in Survival Day as we gather together to not only celebrate and strengthen the present and future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

Spirit Festival

March 11, 2015 - March 15, 2015

The annual Spirit Festival is South Australia’s premier Indigenous festival, bringing together dance, music, theatre, visual arts and more at a FREE public event.  The…

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Community Events

Community Events

Engaging With The Community

Events

Events

Events presented by Tandanya

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

20 November 2014

Contact Us

253 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: +61 8 8224 3200
Fax: +61 8 8224 3250

Yarn with us at
tandanya@tandanya.com.au

Our Social Media

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Acknowledgement

Tandanya acknowledges the Kaurna people, the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains.

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Gallery Shop

Tandanya is Adelaide’s premier destination for purchasers of authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander original art and artefacts and limited edition prints.

Tandanya’s Gallery Shop also features a range of souvenir and other appropriately licensed products such as scarves, purses, T shirts and napery, where royalties are paid to the artist for the reproduction of their copyrighted work.

Tandanya supports and promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, art centres and individual artists across Australia. Where possible, art is sourced directly from the artist.

Tandanya is a member signatory to the Indigenous Art Code, a national code of conduct that reflects our ethical practices in relation to artists. This means you can purchase with confidence in the authenticity of your purchase and its value, as a minimum of 60% of the retail price is returned to the artist or art centre for their ongoing support and economic viability. The balance is retained to cover operational costs.

In the Gallery Shop you will find paintings, yidakis (didjeridoos), boomerangs, clapsticks, dance boards, hand-woven baskets, ceramics, coasters, plates and other table accessories. We also have CDs, DVDs, books, jewellery, clothing and much much more.

The Tandanya Gallery Shop has something to suit everyone’s budget.

The Gallery Shop specialises in welcoming visitors from overseas, with staff skilled in packing your purchases ready for travel, or arranging freight or mail services to get your purchases to their destination safely and in a timeframe that suits your travel plans. The staff also offer advice on claiming the GST on your purchases at your Australian disembarkation airport.

Our online shop provides a selection of works available for internet sale. All artists whose work is featured within the online shop have given their express permission for Tandanya to photograph and promote their work in this way.

Please note that when you purchase artwork from the Gallery Shop or our online presence, copyright in the work is retained by the artist in all circumstances.

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