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

Sancintya Mohini Simpson: ām / ammā / mā maram

The Condensery presents work by Sancintya Mohini Simpson.

Hiromi Tango: Healing Garden

The Condensery presents work by Hiromi Tango.

Anita Holsclaw: Littoralis

The Condensery presents work by Anita Holtsclaw.

Ian Friend: Intimate Immensity

The Condensery presents work by Ian Friend.

Anna Louise Richardson: The Good

The Condensery presents work by Anna Louise Richardson.

Group Exhibition: Things I want to say

The Condensery presents the group exhibition Things I want to say.

Group Exhibition: Thinking Business

The Condensery presents Thinking Business by art collective Barbara Cleveland.

Jason Murphy & Gabe Parker: Perceptions

The Condensery presents an installation by Jason Murphy and Gabe Parker.

Caitlin Franzmann: Natural State

The Condensery presents work by Caitlin Franzmann.

Karike Ashworth: Brave Girl- The Warrior

The Condensery presents work by Karike Ashworth.

Hayley Megan French: Within Walking Distance

The Condensery presents work by Hayley Megan French

Merton Chambers: The Apple and the Knife

The Condensery presents work by Merton Chambers

Merton Chambers: The Apple and the Knife

The Condensery presents work by Merton Chambers