The Southern Highland News would like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land, the Gundungurra people of the Gundungurra Nation. We also pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Aboriginal man, writer and curator Djon Mundine talks about his exhibition The Dingo Project. Video: Briannah Devlin Ngununggula's upcoming exhibition The Dingo Project explores the legacy and the connections dingoes have to Aboriginal Australians, and how they have been perceived by others. The collection of sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs and videos is going to be unveiled at the gallery in Bowral on January 8, at 12pm. Mittagong local, curator, writer and Webhal man Djon Mundine OAM FAHA has brought together works from about 30 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists. He said the exhibition was an "embodiment" of the wild animal. "What I tried to do is draw a group of artists together across ages and genders... [and] asked them what they thought about dingoes and what they represent," he said. Related: Gundungurra land is 'strong and alive' in Ngununggula's Entry Pavillion "Each room has a theme, you've got to work out what it is, it's a view or an idea." The curator discovered that Mittagong was home to many dingoes. The name Mittagong is said to have come from an Aboriginal word that meant 'little mountain', but other meanings suggested have bee interpreted as 'companion' and 'plenty of dogs'. Attendees will have the opportunity to walk through four rooms, which all explore different representations of the wild animal. "As a curator, I try to make each room different," he said. "This is obviously a story of the parallels with dingoes and Aboriginal people." Read also: Ex-racehorse Bob and Liliana Cribb from Robertson impressed the judges at the recent NSW ACT Thoroughbred Spring Fair Mr Mundine was said it was important to highlight the dingo's spiritual and ancestral history in Australia but also the contrasting views of them over the years by non-Aboriginal Australians. "[They are] native animals from this country, [that] survived thousands of years seen as uncivilised, and can't be domesticated," he said. The curator said each artist brought their own interpretation of dingoes to their work. Artists involved include Garth Lena, Fiona Foley, Lin Onus, George Pascoe Jnr, Johnny Malibirr, Blak Douglas, Danie Mellor. Read also: 'It's flat out': Highland GPs prepare for child vaccine rollout Some creators brought a personal connection to the work, such as Gundungurra woman Aunty Trish Levett, who used clay in Carrington Falls. Digital artist and Fundamental Bowral exhibitor Tallulah McCord has also featured in the exhibition. The Dingo Project will be showcased at the gallery until March 6. Did you know the Southern Highland News is now offering breaking news alerts and a daily email newsletter? Keep up-to-date with all the local news: sign up below.