Intro.



I’m Stuart Buchanan and I’m an arts programmer, music curator and podcaster.

I run the experimental music initiative New Weird Australia and work as Head of Digital Programming for Sydney Opera House.

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.

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.

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.

I’ve also worked as a broadcaster and producer, presenting radio programs and podcasts on ABC’s Double J, FBi Radio and UK station Resonance FM. I was Chair of Underbelly Arts Festival from 2013-2016, and I’m currently a Board Member of FBi Radio.

Contact me at mail at stuartbuchanan dot com.

Find me on Instagram | Facebook | Spotify | Mixcloud | Bandcamp


Photo by Ingvar Kenne for The Guardian