Zoë Coombs Marr is an artist.

Zoë Coombs Marr is an artist, writer, performer and theatre-maker, with a multidisciplinary practice spanning both Sydney and Melbourne. In 2008 she completed a double degree in Performance Studies at UNSW and Fine Arts at COFA. Graduating top of her year and on the Dean’s list, her final work I Dreamt I Could Fly and My Friends Were Shot at APEC was awarded the prestigious Dinosaur Designs Prize, the Art and Australia Award and was nominated by Emma Price (The Kingpins) to be included in Hatched 08 at PICA (Perth). Her video works and sculptures have been exhibited at a number of galleries, including First Draft, Kudos and King’s ARI. She designs and constructs her own costumes and is currently working on small soft sculptures.

Zoë also writes and performs her own stand up comedy and solo performance. She has trained at PACT theatre (impact ensemble 2003, 2upact ensemble 2005) and Urban Theatre Projects (UTP ensemble 2005). In 2006 she won the National poetry Slam Championships and the UFilmFest short film competition. She has performed solo at TINA, Next Wave’s ‘Nightclub 1 : Pure Pleasure’, Cab Sav, The Imperial Panda Festival, The Comedy Store, the Friend in Hand and The Last Tuesday Society at Hi Fi Bar (2009 MICF).

She is a founding member of the artist’s collective CAB SAV, a co-director of Sydney’s Imperial Panda Festival, and a founding member of the theatre company post, (with Mish Grigor and Natalie Rose). post’s work has been performed extensively at festivals and short work nights including Next Wave Festival, Melbourne Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Festival, TINA Festival (Newcastle), Urban Theatre Projects and Performance Space. Most recently, post’s full-length theatre show ‘Gifted and Talented’, (funded for both Creative Development and Production by the Australia Council) was awarded the 2007 Melbourne Fringe’s Best Performance and the Adelaide Fringe Touring Award. In 2008, post were commissioned to make a new short work, Swimming Home in Heels, for the Next Wave festival in Melbourne and are currently undertaking a Creative Development (supported by Performance Space, Sydney, Arts House Culture Lab, Melbourne and the Ozco) to make their next theatre show, Shamelessly Glitzy work. The work will be seen in 2009 at Performance Space, Brisbane Powerhouse and Arts House, Melbourne.

Outside of her work with post, Zoë has worked as a scriptwriter for the (yet to be released) Children’s TV show Dirt Girl World and has co-written and performed in a number of shows including; insert comedy, (Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2005), WONKA! A live cinema remix, (MICF 2006); Malcolm and Keith, The Musical!, (2002) and Dance 2 The Max!, (Imperial Panda Festival 2009, MICF 2009)