I began my curatorial work as a music programmer and promoter in Glasgow and Edinburgh throughout the 1990s, followed by a short spell curating work in London. After moving to Australia in the early 2000s, I founded New Weird Australia – an initiative designed to promote eclectic and experimental Australian music through a variety of unique projects.
From its inception in 2009, New Weird Australia established a number of projects in support of Australian experimental music, clocking up over 400,000 downloads in five years, distributed through its own online channels and via its long-standing association with WFMU’s Free Music Archive. New Weird Australia projects included its 23-volume compilation series, the acclaimed netlabel Wood & Wire, the ‘New Editions’ series of individual artist releases, a long-running radio show on Sydney’s FBi and a nationwide series of live shows, including the Vagrant ‘open source’ gig series and Unpopular Music fundraisers. New Weird Australia concluded its operations in January 2015, and much of the material is archived here on this site.
In 2016, I launched the record label Provenance, with a roster of experimental, leftfield and outsider artists.