January 26 is “Survival Day”, an important time when the community gathers to celebrate the resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The day serves to acknowledge and reinforce the present and the future of our cultures.
Survival Day embodies the reality that Indigenous cultures are strong, with much to be positive about despite the negative effects of colonisation.
Proudly hosted by Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Tandanya is excited to announce that in 2020 Survival Day returns to the Adelaide CBD after 5 years of hosting along the Semaphore Foreshore. Survival Day will be held in the park adjacent to Tandanya's building with stall-holders and other activities located in the main gallery space. Tandanya Gallery Shop will be open, where you can purchase your Survival Day 2020 t-shirts.
Like many observances held across Australia, Tandanya National ’s Survival Day will offer free entertainment, presentations, information, workshops and much more.
Survival Day 2020 Stallholder Registration Form
Days until SURVIVAL DAY 2020
Calling all First Nation designers / artists to design Tandanya's Survival Day 2020 T-Shirt
Here is your chance to have your original design featured on the 2020 Survival Day T-shirt. maximum 3 colours.
(see poster for further details)
Send your entry to with the subject heading: Survival Day T-Shirt Design Competition.
Competition closes on Friday 25th October 2019. Winner announced 1st November 2019.