Ngununggula & Hearth by Moonacres will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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.

Ngununggula is many things, and foremost it is a gallery for the community funded by the community. 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) donated by the late James Fairfax.

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, events, workshops, artist talks and educational activities for local schools.

At Ngununggula, we have set our sights on becoming the central place for artistic expression, presentation, learning and discovery for generations to come.

For more information about James Fairfax AC and Retford Park and please visit their websites.

James Fairfax Foundation

Retford Park



Hearth by moonacres

Our resident cafe at Ngununggula is Hearth by Moonacres. Hearth is a place to come together to share stories, memories, and possibilities for the future. Where all can enjoy nourishing, pleasurable food that is steeped in the philosophy of Moonacres, yet completely unique.

Open for breakfast and lunch daily.

OPENING HOURS:
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am - 4pm


To book at table email [email protected] or call them on (02) 4861 6629.

Ngununggula Staff


Megan Monte | Director
Milena Stojanovska | Assistant Director
Amelia Jones | Development & Events Manager
Sonja Fernando | Creative Learning Manager
Jack Crowley | Assistant Curator
Sally Byrne | Gallery Assistant
Rachel Gregg | Gallery Assistant
Meredith Robinson | Gallery Assistant
Maeve Sullivan | Gallery Assistant
Lily Cummins | Education Assistant
Bruce Woods | Education Assistant


Ngununggula Board

Jamie Burreket (Chair)
Jennifer Byrne
Richard Crookes
Lisa Miscamble
Ben Quilty

Jesse Saunders
Nicole Smith
Keith Wearne
Annabel White

Special thanks to our previous Chair, Julie Gillick OAM and
Board members Michelle Belgiorno-Nettis, Aunty Glenda Chalker,
John Alexander and Working Committee members: Annabel Baxter,
Justin Miller AM, Susan Brindle, Jennifer Bott AO, Jeff Moore,
Tim Unsworth, Rob Ferguson, Kristie Phelan, Joanne McCauley,
Ann Frederick, Larry Whipper and Mark Pepping.