Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery

29 Factory Road, Toogoolawah
(07) 5423 1036
 

OPEN
Monday to Friday              9am – 5pm
Saturday to Sunday          10am – 4pm

What’s on at the art gallery

 

The Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery has a rich history, formerly home to the Nestle condensed milk factory packing facility.

Now a unique cultural precinct, the gallery hosts rotating exhibitions, featuring works across various mediums and is available for workshops and community art events.

Visit the gallery and be greeted by a distinctive hand sculptured bronze red deer statue by renowned Somerset artist, Bodo Muche. This sculpture represents an important part of Toogoolawah’s heritage - the gift of five red deer from Queen Victoria in 1873.

This historical site has received multiple awards for the adaptive reuse of the dilapidated factory and its contemporary architecture.

Step back in time and explore the historic Somerset Regional Art Gallery today.

 

Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery- Exhibition Application Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery- Exhibition Application

The Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery aims to present quality exhibitions of local, regional, state, and national content, to cover a range of media and conceptual development in a balanced program over a two to five year period.

Individual artists and / or groups and organisations are encouraged to submit an application to exhibit their works in the gallery. All applications will be assessed by the Somerset Condensery Gallery Advisory Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Suitability of the proposed exhibition
  • Suitability of the content
  • Mediums used
  • Size of works
  • Type and style of work

 

Successful applicants will be advised of an offer by receiving an Invitation to Exhibit in writing. Please note that no further correspondence will be entered into between Council or the Somerset Condensery Gallery Advisory Committee and unsuccessful applicants. Successful applicants must formally confirm their acceptance, in writing, to the Somerset Condensery Gallery Advisory Committee.

To be considered to have an exhibition in this space, please complete the application below and submit to Somerset Regional Council along with supporting documentation.

Exhibition Application Form Exhibition Application Form

Exhibition Application Form

Somerset Art Beat Festival Somerset Art Beat Festival

Creative Alliance, in partnership with Somerset Regional Council, is developing a new arts festival, Somerset Art Beat Festival, which will celebrate, showcase and activate the creative heart of the region.

Somerset Art Beat Festival will be held at the Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery between 12-4 pm on 1 June 2019. The festival will include performances, live music, visual arts, markets and food stalls.

Creative Arts Alliance are currently taking expressions of interest from Somerset based artists, creatives and makers who wish to take part in the festival by selling and promoting their wares at a market stall.

Creative Arts Alliance are also seeking expressions of interest from Somerset based and region wide  musicians, bands, choirs and other performers looking to participate in the festival.

 

Expression of Interest - Creative Stallholders

Expression of Interest - Performers and Musicians
 

Volunteer Program Volunteer Program

Join the volunteer program with the Somerset Regional Art Gallery - The Condensery for the opportunity to broaden your creative horizons, learn about its history and receive great rewards in the process.

Benefits of the program include free Somerset tourism tours with exclusive behind the scenes opportunities, VIP invitations to special events and opening nights, plus the chance to learn all things art and history.

If you enjoy art, are interested in history and would like to make a difference in your community, the gallery is the perfect place for you.

For more information, visit http://www.somerset.qld.gov.au/employment