Monica Brooks Live Performance

Blue Mountains musician, Monica Brooks, as part of From The Collection X In Concert exhibition at Penrith Regional Gallery

Blue Mountains composer, improvisor and sound artist, Monica Brooks, will be performing live as part of the From The Collection X In Concert exhibition at Penrith Regional Gallery.

Musicians with a connection to Western Sydney were invited to select and present artworks from the Gallery’s collection, that act as inspiration, or a springboard, for a live musical performance.

Brooks has selected a series of artworks which will form the backdrop for this special performance. Brooks' interests are occupied by landscapes and conservation; maps, and ideas around belonging, landscapes, and loss/love.

Brooks has been involved with projects such as Great Waitress (Magda Mayas/Laura Altman), West Head Project (Jim Denley/Dale Gorfinkel), has composed for choirs in Sydney, and scored for short film. Her current projects rely on solo piano form for compositions, at home, or in churches (as a reverberant community space).

From The Collection is a rolling series of exhibitions, interventions and residencies where

cultural practitioners are commissioned to create new works (visual art, music, writing) that offer audiences a unique, and personal view into the Gallery’s collection.

From the Collection X In Concert performance is on at Ancher House, Penrith Regional Gallery, on Saturday 8 May 2021, 3pm. Tickets are FREE with registration. 

From the Collection X in Concert exhibition is FREE and on now at Penrith Regional Gallery until 28 June.

Photo credit: Tristan Still

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