With the opening of the new the Ngununggula Southern Highlands Regional Gallery on Monday 11 October, the team at Destination Southern Highlands made their first visit on Tuesday and what can we say, but WOW! What an amazing and beautiful space the Southern Highlands now has as its very own Regional Gallery.
Not really knowing what to expect we were overwhelmed with this new (but old – it was once a dairy) state of the art gallery. From it’s polished concrete floors to the exceptional artwork (as part of it’s first exhibition) 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.