At the heart of Second Echo Ensemble are the artists who make and perform the work. Some live with disabilities, and some do not. Our work is not simply about access or equality. We are about new ways of thinking and creating.

Based in nipaluna/ Hobart, the company has toured around Australia and internationally, and is a leading creative force in the development of a narrative that speaks to the rich diversity of Tasmania.

Second Echo Ensemble was initiated in lutruwita/Tasmania, in 2005, by internationally acclaimed playwright and director Finegan Kruckemeyer. Our work celebrates the unheard stories of our artists. We challenge the status quo and unconscious bias. We listen. We learn from each other through our artistic practice.

With strong artistic purpose and vision, Second Echo Ensemble continues to break the mould of art, creative practice and performance in Tasmania. We are committed to reimagining how art is made, who can make it & where it happens.

Second Echo Ensemble holds a special and unique place in my heart and in the hearts of the Tasmanian community – forging new ways of thinking and collaboration, providing new opportunities for engagement with culture and the arts, challenging what we accept and what we think we know, and sharing the different perspectives of artists from a range of diverse backgrounds.”

- The Honourable Elise Archer MP, Former Tasmanian Minister for the Arts

This is such a wonderful opportunity to showcase the talents of these gifted young people and the sense of possibility that has unfolded in their lives… It is an inspiring cause that deserves the support of every Tasmanian.”

 - The Honourable Julia Gillard MP, former Prime Minister of Australia

SEE Board Members (1)


The ensemble are our professional artists who co-create our work. They lead SEE in creative practice, teaching, outreach and performance development, presentation, and touring. 

  • Aidan Chick
  • Alex Moss
  • Bryony Geeves
  • David Montgomery
  • Eri Konishi
  • Luke John Campbell
  • Matthew Fargher
  • Elise Romaszko
SEE Board Members (3)

The Provocateurs

The ensemble explore multiple artforms. They are supported by incredible local, national and international mentors.

  • Choreography + Directing: Kelly Drummond Cawthon 
  • Music: Mia Palencia, Michael Fortescue
  • Design: Roz Wren, Jason James, Julia Drouhin
  • Film + Photography: Sandi Sissel, Angus Ashton

The board

  • 1 Co Chairs: Tess Dryza + Simon Wellington
  • 2 Treasurer: Paul Duncombe
  • 3 Secretary + Public Officer: Amy Cavanough
  • 4 General Members: Caine Chennatt, Carolyn Coates, Jen Murnaghan
  • 5 Artist Representative: Luke John Campbell
SEE Board Members (2)

The Crew

  • Creative Director: Kelly Drummond Cawthon
  • Business Operations Manager: Eleanor Downes
  • Production Coordinator: Ellen Roe
  • Artist Support Coordinator: Genevieve Butler
  • Venue and Project Coordinator: Sophie Berry
  • Marketing and Communications: Laura Purcell
Second Echo Ensemble

our supporters

Current Second Echo artists and art are made possible by generous support from Arts Tasmania, Creative Australia,  Department of Social Services, Hobart City Council, Aussie Broadband, Performing Lines Tasmania, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, MONA Foma and our incredible SEE volunteers, audiences and patrons.

Previous supporters have included Regional Arts Australia- RANT, Skills Tasmania, Healthy Tasmania, Creative Partnerships Australia MATCH, and PLUS 1, Sidney Myer Fund's Capacity Building and Sector Strengthening program, Tasmanian Community Fund, Westpac Foundation, Alcorso Foundation, Myer Foundation, ANZ Foundation,  Ian Potter Foundation, Woodend Trust, Allport Bequest, Mystate, Coca Cola, MONA, Salamanca Arts Centre, Constance Ari, Moonah Arts Centre, Ogilvie High School, Rosny College, Kickstart Arts, Tasmanian Theatre Company.

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