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Ngununggula | Retford Park Southern Highlands Regional Gallery

About the Gallery

Ngununggula is an independent not-for-profit arts organisation. In close collaboration with the Gundungurra First Nations people, our mission is to capture the cultural vibrancy of the region underpinned by a distinct connection to place through a dynamic curatorial agenda and community-minded approach.

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 with local schools, and public programs.

The Gallery is housed in a re-purposed heritage Dairy Building in Retford Park, Bowral. The building was bequeathed to the National Trust by the late James Fairfax AC and the site is highly regarded for its historic and aesthetic associations, as well as its connection to several prominent families including the Horderns, the Myers and the Fairfax family.

Collection Strengths

Ngununggula is a non-collecting institution.

Programming Strengths

Ngununggula offers a distinct connection to place, art and artists through our dynamic curatorial approach that engages artists locally and further afield. We strive to create a gallery for everyone by placing artists and their ideas at the heart of what we do. Our Education Program supports curriculum outcomes while inspiring meaningful engagement through accessible, artist/facilitator-led activities. Education and outreach are integral to our programming and critical to our audience development and participation.

Exhibition Spaces

Four exhibition spaces totalling 395.5m2 and 138 running meters.

Visit the Gallery


Art Gallery Lane
Bowral NSW 2576



  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Carpark
  • Café/Restaurant
  • Giftshop
  • Conference facilities