Scott joined Seed as our inaugural Director in January 2020. He is responsible for the project as a whole, reporting to the Consortium. Hailing from Sydney, Scott originally trained as an archaeologist, prior to embarking on a 25 year career in arts management in Sydney. He relocated to South West England in 2018. His previous roles have encompassed a wide range of different artforms, with a strong focus on community arts, placemaking, public events and cultural development. Scott’s passion for the arts is best illustrated by his having stood for a seat in the Australian Senate as a candidate for the Arts Party in 2016.
Scott has a lifelong passion for music, having played guitar since the age of 10. He has played in numerous bands, orchestras and as a solo artist, with an early highlight being jamming with blues legends Son Terry and Brownie McGee at the age of 15. More recently, Scott was a founding member of Bath’s newest community orchestra, Bathtub Orchestra, shortly after his arrival in the UK. He is currently working on recording Clutter, a solo album of original songs he has lying around, some stretching back three decades.