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Queensland Governor to Visit Toogoolawah Art Gallery

HIS Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland and Mrs Kaye de Jersey will visit the Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery this month.

Their attendance forms part of a ceremony to recognise the 144th anniversary of the release of red deer into Somerset. The deer were a gift from Queen Victoria. In celebration of the region’s history, the condensery’s bronze red deer sculpture, Norman, crafted by Somerset artist Bodo Muche will be recognised at the event.

The community is invited to join the special celebration that will be held at the gallery at 29 Factory Road, Toogoolawah at 10am on Saturday, 30 September.

To complement the event, an exhibit showcasing Australian history through the eyes of two distinguished Somerset artists is on display at the gallery.

Visual artist, Susan McConnel, and sculptural artist, Bodo Muche, have more than 70 artworks combined on display.

Susan’s work reflects Australia’s rich history through vibrant colours and distinct art pieces. Bodo’s work features a selection of life-like bronzed sculptures reflecting the Australian way of life through animals and people.

Artwork from Toogoolawah State School students is also on display.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the exhibit was one not to be missed.

“This is a diverse showcase of artwork about Australian history as told through the eyes and hands of two Somerset artists,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Council is pleased to be hosting this exhibit in conjunction with the Governors visit.”

The exhibition will be on display at the gallery at 29 Factory Road, Toogoolawah until Sunday, 8 October.

The gallery is open Wednesday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

The Somerset Regional art Gallery – The Condensery is owned and managed by Somerset Regional Council.

For more information phone Council on 5424 4000. 

Mon - 11 / 09 / 2017