Rosie Westbrook plays live
Over two dates only (Wednesday 15 December 2021 and 19 January 2022, 11.30am – 1.30pm) Rosie Westbrook will play a live musical underscore to Nolan’s work. As you view Sidney Nolan: Myth Rider, curated by Anthony Fitzpatrick, you will experience evocative drifts of melody inspired by the paintings and delicate soundscapes that reverberate throughout the Museum.
Rosie Westbrook is a contemporary composer and multi-instrumentalist, classically trained in guitar and double bass. Rosie has played in orchestras, chamber ensembles, theatrical productions and with countless contemporary music artists, both within Australia and internationally.
BONUS: Entry is free for all Yarra Ranges residents each Wednesday until the end of February thanks to Yarra Ranges Council.
Every Wednesday is Wonder Wednesday at TarraWarra Museum of Art until February 2022. You will enjoy a range of free activities including tours, drawing workshops, musical performances and guest talks – stay tuned to our website or follow us on Instagram to find out what’s on each week.
These events form part of our Mythological Summer series brought to you by Yarra Ranges Council. A summer celebration of Art, Place & Ideas.
Pre-book your tickets to Sidney Nolan: Myth Rider and Heather B. Swann: Leda and the Swan, curated by Anthony Fitzpatrick.BOOK TICKETS
More about Rosie Westbrook
Rosie Westbrook is a contemporary composer and multi-instrumentalist, classically trained in guitar and double bass. Rosie has played in orchestras, chamber ensembles, theatrical productions and with countless contemporary music artists,both within Australia and internationally.
Rosie released solo albums Wave in 2003 and Big As The Ocean in 2007, receiving critical acclaim and establishing her compositional style of creating music that is evocative, spacious and inherently cinematic.
Since then, in addition to composing new material, she has developed a solo performance practice based on responding to visual art, creating live music installations for exhibitions at TarraWarra Museum of Art; Kaliman Gallery (NSW); Milani Gallery (QLD); University of Queensland Art Museum and a series of commissions to create music for works produced by the Australian Tapestry Workshop. In 2019 Rosie was an Artist in Residence at the Australian Tapestry Workshop.
As a composer for film and television, Rosie has produced soundtracks for a number of documentary films profiling Australian artists including Lindy Lee; Del Kathryn Barton; Jon Cattapan and Patricia Piccinini.
In 2020/2021 Rosie wrote and performed the live score for JOY, a theatrical collaboration with Australian playwright Christine Croyden, based on the life of the late Australian painter, Joy Hester. JOY was performed at Heide Museum of Art (VIC) as part of the Remember Me exhibition of Joy Hester’s work.
Rosie is currently a recipient of a Creative Victoria grant to produce an album of new instrumental music, scheduled for release early in 2022.