Rose Turtle Ertler has been a musician all her life, growing up in Tasmania with regular sing-songs around the family piano.  She lived in Sydney for fifteen years from the age of 18 where she made lots of strange pop music, performance art & theatre with a bunch of amazing people.  After numerous trips to Europe touring and playing music for theatre shows, Rose relocated south of the border to Melbourne where she started to instigate music/performance project with a community focus.  Some of her recent projects focus on challenging misinformed stereotypes of elder people and refugees.  Rose also performs her original music solo and also has a pop/punk band called The Night Before Tomorrow which evolved out of her work at a disability service in  Melbourne.  Rose is a member of the Black Orchid Stringband with musicians from the Melbourne West Papuan community.  After five years in central Victoria, Rose relocated back to northern Tasmania in December 2018 after 31 years on the mainland.

Rose is a supporter of freedom and independence for our closest neighbours in West Papua.  More info about the Melbourne West Papuan community HERE and the Black Orchid Stringband HERE  Listen to The Voice of West Papua on 3CR Radio every Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm. Livestream HERE