I’m Stuart Buchanan and I’m an arts programmer and broadcaster.
I was born and raised in Scotland; my family lived on and near the Buchanan Clan lands by Loch Lomond. I now live in the Blue Mountains, in an area first occupied by the Oryang-Ora people of the Darug tribe.
I run the experimental music initiative New Weird Australia and work as Head of Digital Programming for Sydney Opera House. I also present the New Weird Australia podcast and make music under a number of different aliases.
I’ve worked for and with companies such as ABC, Art Gallery of NSW, AFTRS, Biennale of Sydney, Creative Sydney, Disney, Edinburgh Fringe, The Guardian, MONA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Mute Records, Royal Court Theatre, SBS and Underbelly Arts, and, with my wife Robyn, founded and managed the digital creative agency The Nest during the 2010s.
As a broadcaster, I have presented programs on ABC’s Double J, FBi Radio and UK station Resonance FM. I’m currently a Board Member of FBi Radio and was previously Chair of Underbelly Arts Festival.
Although Scottish, I’m not the Scottish visual artist Stuart Buchanan, nor have I written books about lighthouses, nor was I a voice actor for Disney. But those Stuart Buchanans are most likely great.
Contact me at mail at stuartbuchanan dot com.
Photo by Ingvar Kenne for The Guardian