Wendy Martin


Wendy Martin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Community Arts Network in October 2021. For the past twenty years Wendy has created groundbreaking, multi-form festivals, commissions, events and public engagement programs. In March 2019 she completed a four-year tenure as Artistic Director of Perth Festival where she delivered programs praised for their ‘passionate sense of social and moral purpose, high quality and deep connections.’

Between 2000 and 2015 Wendy was Head of Performance and Dance at the Southbank Centre, London and the Sydney Opera House creating distinctive international programs and festivals including Unlimited: a Festival of work by deaf and disabled artists, a highlight of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. At Sydney Opera House she founded Spring Dance (2009) and Message Sticks Indigenous Arts Festival (2001). For the decade prior to 1998, she was as arts producer for ABC and SBS Television

Wendy is a Board member of Chunky Move Contemporary Dance Company, Melbourne, Fuel Theatre, UK and is also a member of the Artistic Reference Panel for Black Swan State Theatre Company of Western Australia.