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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.

About Tandanya

Tandanya is owned and managed by the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc. It is Australia’s oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre. In 2014, Tandanya celebrated 25 years of continuous operation since the Institute was incorporated in 1989.

‘Tandanya’ is the Kaurna (pronounced Garna) word for ‘place of the Red Kangaroo’. The Kaurna people are the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains. Tandanya’s name reflects the organisation’s ongoing commitment to honour and respect the traditional owners and custodians for this country.
Tandanya is a visionary and vibrant place for all to experience contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expressions through the visual and performing arts. Tandanya continues to enjoy a national and international reputation for innovation and excellence in visual art exhibitions featuring emerging and established artists from around the country and overseas.

Tandanya boasts several gallery spaces that feature a minimum of twelve exhibitions each year by acclaimed local, national and international artists. Our Curator develops or selects quality exhibitions that reflect the vibrancy and diversity of cultural expressions in different media within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Also within Tandanya are a number of venues available for hire, that include the galleries, a conference room, boardroom and a 147 tiered seating theatre.

Tandanya’s visual arts program features non-selling and selling shows. As with artwork available for sale through the Gallery Shop and on-line, visitors can purchase original or limited-edition authentic art with confidence. Tandanya is a signatory to the national Indigenous Art Code, ensuring that Tandanya’s dealings with artists are underpinned by a commitment to ethical trading practices.

Tandanya’s hosts a number of community events and festivals throughout the year, notably Survival Day in January and the award-winning Spirit Festival in March. Tandanya’s core activities are significantly supported by the Federal Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, and by the Government of South Australia through ArtsSA.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Exhibitions At Tandanya

Venue Hire

Venue Hire

Book our facilities

Gallery Shop

Gallery Shop

Shop At Tandanya

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

Exhibition Opening

Exhibition Opening

Lord Mayor Reception

Lord Mayor Reception

Events

Archived Exhibitions

Archived Exhibitions

Archived, Visual Arts

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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).

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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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Events by Tandanya

Survival Day

January 26, 2015

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

February 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am - February 22, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

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.  Held…

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Community Events

Community Events

Engaging With The Community

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Membership

Membership

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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

Site Policies

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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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