Currently the Technical Director for The Gym, in the Arts Centre, Stuart has designed and built Free Theatre's works in the space, including Kafka's Amerika, Footprints/Tapuwae, The Mauricio Kagel Project, Frankenstein and the companies many Ubu Nights. He graduated with BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University specialising in Film and Photography. Stuart started out in the recording industry in London working with artists like Sinead O’Connor, Tasmin Archer, and Jamiroquai. After moving north he worked as Technical Manager for the largest independent cinema and managed arts workspace in Europe, delivering international film festivals and live events. Later moving further north to work for BALTIC a large art gallery and event centre, working closely with Baltic’s resident artists. This included filming and editing broadcast videos, DVD production, digital audio production in one of BALTIC’s recording studios and technical performance design for live art or dance productions, installing art works, producing video and audio for artists and lighting shows for a diverse range of performers from Franco B. to Amy Winehouse. After moving to Christchurch Stuart worked for CPIT for the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic arts and Circo Arts in the technical planning and delivery of their programmes, sound, lighting, set design and construction aerial rigging and outdoor staging of performance. Since 2008 Stuart has also been on the board of Different Light Theatre Company and worked as Technical Director. Managing the technical delivery, lighting, programming, producing motion graphics and video for complex shows locally and oversees, touring productions to the USA 2011 and the UK in 2012.