Curation.


Music Curation.

  • Provenance Founder & Curator (2016 – Present)
    – an Australian-based record label with a roster of leftfield, experimental and outsider artists. Eight albums and EPs released to date, with a further four slated for 2017.
  • Wood & Wire Curator (2012-2015)
    – a digital-only record label with an ambit to showcase  experimentation in Australian music across all genres. Over three years, Wood And Wire released 37 albums and EPs.
  • Output Device Co-Curator (2012)
    – curated video blog featuring Australian underground music
  • New Editions Curator (2010-2012)
    – ten-artist series of digital / CD releases; an offshoot label from New Weird Australia offering a parallel focus on Australian albums and EPs 
  • New Weird Australia Director & Curator (2009-2015)
    – an initiative designed to promote and support new eclectic and experimental Australian music through a variety of unique projects. New Weird Australia amassed over 400,000 album & EP downloads in five years, distributed through its own online channels and via its long-standing association with WFMU’s Free Music Archive. Projects included a 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.

Events.

  • Pretty Gritty Guest Curator (2016, Sydney)
  • Vagrant Director (2012, Across Australia)
    – a travelling gig series – a pop-up club-night and open-source platform for eclectic and experimental Australian music. 30 artists at eight events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle, Perth & Adelaide. Funded via program funding from the Australia Council For The Arts.
  • New Weird Australia presents Axxonn Presenter (2011)
    a national series of live events presented by New Weird Australia headlined by Brisbane’s Axxonn.
  • New Weird Australia Live Programmer (2010-2012)
    programmer / promoter for numerous events and tours including collaborations with Sydney Fringe Festival, Red Rattler and FBi Radio
  • Refraction Guest Programmer (2010, Sydney)
  • This Is Not Art Sound Summit Guest Curator (2009, Newcastle)
  • Unpopular Music Curator (2009-2011, Sydney)
    – a three-year series of annual live events in underground spaces across Sydney
  • Databass Programmer (1994-1997, Glasgow & Edinburgh)
  • Sound Clinic Promoter (1991-1993, Glasgow)

Art & Actions.
(as writer / performer)

  • The Foundation For Art In Zero-G
    An Introduction (1998, UK Space Art Forum London)
    This Is My Confession (1997, Strike Gallery London)
    Year Zero (1997, Central Collage St Martins London)
  • Nomad Association of Autonomous Astronauts
    Escape From Dimensionality (1998, Clerkenwell Literary Festival)
  • Cylinder
    Bloodvice (by Roddy Hunter) (1992, Tramway Glasgow)

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