The Condensery

A: 29 Factory Road, Waka Waka Country/Toogoolawah, QLD

P: +61 7 5423 1036

E: thecondensery@somerset.qld.gov.au

W: somerset.qld.gov.au/condensery-somerset-regional-art-gallery

The Condensery | Somerset Regional Art Gallery in Toogoolawah has a rich history. Nestled within expansive grounds with views across an idyllic country landscape, the gallery is a unique cultural precinct formerly home to the Nestlé condensed milk factory packing facility. Inaugurated in December 2015, the contemporary adaptive reuse of the historical site into a multi-million dollar public cultural facility has received multiple architectural awards and the building continues to attract visitors from far and wide.

Located within the Somerset region, on the land of the Jagera, Yuppera, Ugarapul, Yuggera and Jinibara peoples, The Condensery is a producer and presenter of contemporary visual arts content, committed to showcasing work by living artists that diversifies the experiences, knowledge and capacity of the Somerset community. Through the presentation of exhibitions, arts education and cultural programs, The Condensery has increasingly become a creative and cultural hub for the community of the Somerset region. Visitors to the gallery are greeted by a hand-sculptured bronze red deer statue by Somerset artist, the late Bodo Muche. The sculpture represents an important part of Toogoolawah’s heritage – a gift of red deer from Queen Victoria in 1873 in celebration of the state being named in her honour and forms an important public artwork for the community.

FACILITIES

  • Wheelchair access

Featured image: The Condensery exterior, 2021. Photo: Phil Lister Photography. Courtesy: The Condensery, Toogoolawah. 

FEATURED STORIES AND EXHIBITIONS

Merton Chambers: The Apple and the Knife

The Condensery presents work by Merton Chambers

Group exhibition: Slow Churn

The Condensery presents a group exhibition.

Group exhibition: Material Sound

The Condensery presents the group exhibition Material Sound.

Diana Baker Smith: The Lost Hour

The Condensery | Somerset Regional Art Gallery presents work by Diana Baker Smith.

Catherine O’Donnell: Drawn to Home

The Condensery presents work by Catherine O'Donnell.