The Somerset region sits an hour West of Brisbane and has an area of 5382km2. The region is home to 25,000 people and includes the townships of Esk, Fernvale, Kilcoy, Lowood and Toogoolawah. The region is made up of breathtaking mountain scenery, rolling hills, native rainforests, trickling creeks and waterways, and a stunning patchwork of agricultural countryside.

The area also encompasses the catchment for the Brisbane River and is home to the Somerset and Wivenhoe dams.

The First Peoples of the district include the Jagera/Yagera people and Jinibara peoples

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Arts and Culture in Somerset

Arts and Cultural Plan with seven key priorities:

Engaging the community

Creating a sense of place

Celebrating Diversity

Building and Consolidating

Sustainable Creative Industries

Fostering Partnerships

Embracing the Future

Other relevant plans and policies

Somerset Council’s economic development plan includes several strategies relating to festivals and events, heritage and tourism

Brisbane Visitor Economy Strategy

Somerset’s Destination Management Plan


Somerset Regional Council supports arts and culture through:

Somerset Regional Arts Development Fund

Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery

Somerset Art Gallery Trail


Arts and crafts groups

Somerset Art Society 

Kilcoy Art Society 

Nash Gallery & Cafe 

Open Door Gallery 

Folk Art Cooperative 

Glen Rock Gallery (run by Somerset Art Society) 

Old Church Gallery Moore

Supper Room Art Gallery 

Kilcoy Courthouse Art Gallery 



Toogoolawah Pictures



Somerset Art Beat Festival