The opening of the new the Ngununggula Southern Highlands Regional Gallery occurred on Monday 11 October 2021. It’s an absolutely amazing space that has been repurposed from it’s original roots as a functioning dairy. The Southern Highlands now has as its very own state of the art Regional Gallery.
From it’s polished concrete floors to the exceptional artwork hanging throughout its four galleries, Ngununggula is a must see when you are next in Bowral.
Here is some background information from their website:
Ngununggula, meaning ‘belonging’ in the traditional language of the Gundungurra First Nations people, is the first regional art gallery in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.
Led by a small but growing team and in partnership with the State Government of NSW, Wingecarribee Shire Council, the National Trust, and donors, we have established a state-of-the-art gallery that sustainably repurposes the Dairy and Veterinary Clinic at Retford Park, a property of the National Trust (NSW).
With a focus on visual arts, education, artistic practice, and cultural voice, our program represents the region and beyond through significant exhibitions, artist-led projects, live events, workshops, artist talks, collaboration and cooperation with local schools, and public programs.
At Ngununggula, we have set our sights on becoming the central place for artistic expression, presentation, learning and discovery for generations to come.