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.
Once you step inside this beautiful building you feel immersed in the history of the pioneers who made this ‘packing shed’ into one of Australia’s finest Art Galleries. The old barn door, high pitched roof, storeroom and gallery ooze character and charm.
The Condensery used to store all of it’s important documents in a concrete walled room which was later used during war times as a bomb shelter.
Unfortunately, the original factory was burned down in a fire but the footings remain.