Ngununggula, new regional gallery

Meaning ‘belonging’ in the traditional language of the Gundungurra First Nation People, Ngununggula is the Southern Highlands’ first regional art gallery, founded by Ben Quilty and open to the public on 25 September in what was the old dairy at Retford Park in Bowral, New South Wales.

Under the leadership of Director Megan Monte, Ngununggula will capture the cultural vibrancy of the region through a dynamic curatorial program focusing on visual arts and education: exhibitions, artist-led projects, live events, workshops, artist talks and public programs. The inaugural show, ‘High Jinks in the Hydrangeas’, features a series of newly commissioned photographs and sculptural installations by artist Tamara Dean. The exhibition offers a perspective of our collective experience of isolation and a renewed appreciation of nature. On view until 12 December.

Tamara Dean, Fleeting, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Michael Reid, Sydney