Ngununggula Regional Gallery opens

Opening exhibition: Tamara Dean – High Jinks in the Hydrangeas
12 October to 17 December 2021
Entry Pavilion Commission: Megan Cope and local Aboriginal Community – Dreamtime Stories

Located within Retford Park, Ngununggula is a new Regional Gallery in the Southern Highlands, NSW. Ngununggula means ‘belonging’ in the traditional language of the Gundungurra People.

Barbie speaks with Megan Monte and Melena Stojanovska from Ngununggula Regional Gallery

Ngununggula was founded by artist Ben Quilty. It boasts a strong community and Indigenous focus. ‘With honour and respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Ngununggula aims to achieve an inspiring creative program in name and nature, nurturing a sense of belonging by promoting our region’s cultural vibrancy’( Ngununggula Gallery).

The full program is available at and includes exhibitions, workshops, masterclasses, a cooking school, education program artist talks and public programs. Surrounded by landscaped gardens and with a new café, Hearth in partnership with local favourite Moonacres Kitchen, Ngununggula aims to attract local, regional and national visitorship and participation.

Photo credit: High Jinks in the Hydrangeas, Tamara Dean