Tandanya Adelaide Reviews
Cultural Jul 18, 2010
We finally decided to visit Tandanya. National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc.
It has and shows,Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Craft and culture and is Australias oldest Aboriginal owned and governed multi arts centre. Established in 1989.
Tandanya is the name given to the Adelaide city area by the Kaurna (pronounced Garna) people, who are the original inhabitants of the Adelaide Plains. Tandanya is a Kaurna word for Red Kangaroo place so the Tandanya logo honours the Red kangaroo.
Throughout the year Tandanya has many different exhibitions but everyday except Monday they also have a cultural performance at 12 noon. It is $5 per adult and $3 per child to see this. We were too late but found out that Tuesdays to Fridays is a Yidaki (didgeridoo) performance and Saturday/Sunday is a Torres Strait Islander dance performance. Although occasionly they do swap days due to other commitments.
Tours are available. There is a free cultural tour every Thursday at 11am.
Of course there is also a retail shop.
Today we saw artwork by th Warlukurlangu Artists and Wayne Quilliam's serries of photographic work. Wayne has been awarded the National Indigenous Artist of the year.
That exhibition finished today but on the 23rd July a new exhibition starts with lots of sculptures.
Unfortunately, photos are not allowed. Understandable but of course that means I can not post any. However as we have a couple of pieces of Aboriginal art, I will take a photo and post them. It will at least give an idea of some of the artworks available.
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