NAIDOC Week at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute | 9-14 Nov 2020

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NAIDOC Week at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Australia’s only NATIONAL cultural institute for First Nations peoples, will celebrate NAIDOC Week 2020 in Adelaide with a week of FREE community events kicking off on Monday 9 November.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around Australia each year to acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The week is celebrated not only in indigenous communities but increasingly by government agencies, councils, workplaces, schools and sporting groups.

In 2020, NAIDOC Week was moved from July to November due to the effects of COVID19.

Event Highlights:

Tandanya’s Community BBQ

Monday 9 November 2020 | 12 – 2pm 

This event will feature live music by Nancy Bates and Rob Edwards. Tandanya have extended a warm invitation to community and charity organisations from all over Adelaide to join them for the BBQ and live entertainment.

Atnwengerrp- Our Apmere, Our Place Exhibition 

Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 & Saturday 14 November 2020 | 10am – 5pm

Tandanya recently re-opened at the start of November 2020 with the launch of a new exhibition from Utopia NT, ‘Atnwengerrp – Our Apmere, Our Place’. The exhibition, in Tandanya’s main gallery, is open for viewing during NAIDOC.

Free Workshops & Short Film Screenings

Visitors can participate in free workshops for cultural dance and weaving, as well as enjoying short film screenings in the Tandanya Theatre as part of ‘Nunga Screen 2020’ presented by Country Arts SA.

Bookings are required for these events. Bookings for workshops and film screenings: or call 8224 3200.


Friday 13 November 2020

The inaugural First Nations live music event ‘TREATY’ presented by Music SA, will be staged in front of what is already a full house under COVID19 capacity restrictions. For those who missed out on a ticket, TREATY will be live streamed on Indigitube.

Tandanya Cafe

Tandanya Café has reopened for coffee, cake and light meal options. The café and the revamped gallery shop will be open each day during NAIDOC Week and they warmly welcome everyone back into these popular spaces.

Uncle Moogy Sumner – Talkinjeri Dance troupe

Read more about NAIDOC week HERE

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Facebook page.

What:  NAIDOC Week at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

When:    Monday 9 – Saturday 14 November 2020

Where: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute | 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide 

Who:   Everyone

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