Martyn Coutts creates public artworks which challenge an audiences understanding of space and place. He uses a multi-platform approach to work - using performance, technology and interactivity - to create specialised dramaturgy that engages and enlightens.
Martyn is a founding member of Field Theory, a nine year old artist collective which was named Cultural Leaders in Live Art by the Australia Council in 2012. He was co-project lead for the works The Stadium Broadcast, 9000 Minutes and Final Visions: Bunker.
He is a key member of The Unconformity festival’s Artistic Directorate, programming the 2016 and 2018 festivals. He also delivered the two large scale opening events for both festivals The Rumble (2016) and Tectonica (2018) with Ian Pidd.
With Sam Routledge he has created 3 works, one of which, I Think I Can toured to 20 different locations across Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Netherlands and Taiwan.
Martyn co-directed SAC35 for Salamanca Arts Centre, created Wayfarer with Kate Richards, and 20 Questions for Wheeler Centre with Ian Pidd. In 2019 he will launch the expansive audio app Against The Tide for the Parramatta River in Sydney.
Martyn has also worked extensively as a dramaturg, video artist, producer, university lecturer and consultant.