Highlanders can immerse themselves in the stories of artists across Australia with the Ngununggula gallery's schedule of exhibitions, which extends to the end of next year.
The line-up of exhibitions was announced today after the first regional gallery's board of directors was announced last month.
Ngununggula director Megan Monte said the gallery would become a hub and art resource for the region.
"We wanted the gallery to serve as the centre of arts and culture in the Southern Highlands and add to the vibrant creative offerings of the region," she said.
The opening on September 25 at the Retford Park's former dairy would be introduced with an exhibition titled High Jinks in the Hydrangeas by artist and photographer Tamara Dean.
She has created an installation that reflected on time in isolation with photographs and sculptures she created over the last 18 months.
Her installation would be displayed in the gallery until December 12 this year.
The Entry Pavilion - an initiative that would provide Indigenous artists with the opportunity to commission artworks, would also open next month with an installation by Quandamooka artist Megan Cope.
Ms Cope created a map outlining Aboriginal land in collaboration with Gundungurra elder Aunty Velma Mulcahy OAM and other Indigenous Australians in the region.
The map would be displayed for 12 months.
Five exhibitions have also been secured for Ngununggula next year, with the first exhibition being inspired by Mittagong's history as a home to many dingoes.
The Dingo Project has been curated by Aboriginal curator and writer Djon Mundine OAM FAHA, and would explore the history and spiritual influence of the canines from January to March.
The exhibition would showcase commissioned and existing artworks by Aboriginal artists such as Lin Onus, Archie Moore, Gordon Hookey, Daniel Boyd, and Fiona Foley.
Renowned painter John Olsen's latest exhibition Goya's Dog would follow The Dingo Project from March to May.
The showcase would display new and old works alongside videos by one of their greatest influences Tracey Moffatt AO.
A showcase honouring the Macquarie Galleries, an institution erected in 1925 which showcased a range of artists across Australia, would then run from October to December next year.
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