Museum of Brisbane

Man about the museum: Q&A with Tim Ross

Man about the museum

This March we are excited to welcome comedian Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross and musician Kit Warhurst to the Museum to perform their ground-breaking, international sell-out show Man about the house for one night only in the Museum’s Dome Lounge. We got to have a quick catch-up with Tim to find out what our lucky ticket-holders can expect for the evening, and which are his favourite pieces of Brisbane’s architectural landscape.

Museum of Brisbane (Museum): What can our Museum of Brisbane audience expect for the evening?

Tim Rosso (TR): They will walk in not exactly knowing what to expect and leave thinking that they’ve seen a show that will have made them laugh, made them think and ultimately have made them very happy.

Museum: Man About the House has taken you everywhere from architecturally designed private homes, to Queensland’s Spring Hill reservoir, and now to our home on the rooftop of Brisbane City Hall.  How does each space change or impact your performance and the audience experience?

TR:  The show reflects the environment we are in totally. They inspire the material and the feel of the show. The show is always essentially the same in it’s core but we add to the show based on where we are.  The venues are more than venues, that is the essence of what we do, we share the stage with the venue and most times they are well and truly the hero of the show.

Museum: From suburban Queenslanders, to the late modernist designed cultural precinct at South Bank, Brisbane’s architectural landscape is increasingly diverse. What are your favourite places and spaces that you like to visit when in our city?

TR: I love the Torbrek apartment and I love the cultural precinct which is totally underrated and should be marketed to people from interstate because it is a bloody ripper.

Museum: We understand that you are a bit of a collector when it comes to antiques, homewares and furniture.  Are there any Brisbane haunts you plan to check out while you’re in town?

TR: Not at this stage but I’m sure people will have some tips for me.


Man about the museum is part of the series of public programs for our exhibition Living in the city: New architecture in Brisbane & the Asia-Pacific, co-presented by Architecture Media as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum.

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