Ruth O’Brien

Ruth O’Brien is a vocal artist with interests in electronic looping, jazz, blues and improvisation.

Ruth O’Brien has been involved in the Canberra music scene for over 10 years.  Having graduated from the CIT in 2013 with a Diploma in Music Performance, Ruth has spent the last few years writing and recording her first EP, which will be released later this year.  Ruth has performed at a range of Canberra events including The Multicultural Fringe Festival, Floriade, The You Are Here festival, Art Not Apart and the Australian of the Year Awards Concert (2016).

Outside of performing and writing, Ruth runs Mary Violet Creative and is a passionate advocate for the arts and people pursuing their creative passions.  Ruth is an artist with a disability and is available to give talks, presentations and facilitate workshops on disability in the arts from a lived experience perspective.



  • Photo by Grace Costa