AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of Perth Festival and Head of Performance and Dance at the Southbank Centre, London and at the Sydney Opera House I have had exceptional platforms on which to produce and present great art, and also to explore ways in which art can be transformative.

Impelled by curiosity about the world and the desire to be creatively involved in storytelling, I began my career in public broadcasting as an arts producer and documentary film maker. It was the beginning of an exciting professional and personal journey, a wide-ranging  exploration of the arts and the creative process, which led me to producing performing arts and events.

As a creative producer and curator, I believe art enriches and inspires, and should be accessible to all. I have produced and presented extraordinary international work and launched innovative seasons and festivals which engage new audiences with the performing arts. The work of the world’s leading visionary artists sits at the core of the programs I curate but I believe it is equally important to support the work of emerging artists and include the multiplicity of voices within the wider community.
“Martin offers both subtle and more overt perspectives on our need to stay grounded and focused on what is the essence of our humanity. Fine festival curation only becomes apparent as you become immersed in the works on offer. The signs are that Martin may be something of an alchemist.”  Barry Strickland, artsblog


Some of the artists I haved worked with:

Peter Brook • Sylvie Guillem • Akram Khan • Robert Lepage
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui • Ian McKellen • Dmitry Krymov Lab
Hofesh Schecter • Kate Tempest • Complicité • Nigel Jamieson
Aditi Mangaldas • Richard Nelson • Elena Kats-Chernin
Wynton Marsalis • Les Ballets C de la B • Improbable Theatre
Geoff Sobelle • William Kentridge • Wim Wenders • Patti Smith
Simon Stone • Bangarra Dance Theatre • Lola Arias • DV8
Barrie Kosky • Laurie Anderson • Cirque Nouveau du Vietnam
Shobana Jeyasingh • Phelim McDermott • Benedict Andrews
Ronnie Burkett • Savion Glover • Elevator Repair Service
David Gulpilil • Gregory Maqoma • Ian Bostridge • Yeung Fai
Crystal Pite • Philip Glass • Ursula Martinez • Lia Rodrigues
Damian Jalet • Meryl Tankard • Compagnia Finzi Pasca
Brodsky Quartet • Daniel Kitson • Kate Prince • Inua Ellams
Sasha Waltz • Dada Masilo • Pierre Rigal • James Thierrée
Garry Stewart • Bryony Kimmings • Amy Sharrocks • Lucy
Guerin • Tim Minchin • Zimmerman & de Perrot • Back to
Back Theatre • Aurelien Bory • Cloudgate Dance Theatre
Lemi Ponifasio • Meow Meow  • Kaori Ito