Martyn Coutts

Martyn Coutts

Martyn Coutts is an award winning interdisciplinary artist based in Melbourne. The work he creates expands across theatre making, dance dramaturgy, video design and festival curation.

His Green Room award nominated work I Think I Can (with Sam Routledge) has been presented ten times around Australia and has toured internationally to the US, UK, Taiwan, Canada and the Netherlands. Other works include the Green Room nominated Operation and the Ars Electronica Pris shortlisted project Wayfarer. He is Co-Director for interactive audio app Against The Tide, which will launch in 2019.

He was Director of the Melbourne Fringe keynote project for 2010, Visible City, Co-Director of the SAC35 festival in Hobart in 2012 and Co-Director of The Wheeler Centre Project 20 Questions in 2014. Martyn is part of the Artistic Directorate for The Unconformity in Tasmania, aiding with programming performance projects and co-directed its raucous Opening event The Rumble in 2016

As a founding member of artist collective Field Theory, Martyn has been involved in all of their projects since 2009. Field Theory were named ‘Cultural Leaders' in the field of Live Art in 2011 by the Australia Council. He was the co-project lead of durational radio broadcast projects The Stadium Broadcast in Christchurch, NZ in 2014, 9000 minutes at Queen Victoria Market 2016 and Final Visions: Bunker at ACCA in 2017.

Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground