kdcWORKS is a place to experiment, a place to risk, to create, to work. A place of live art, performance and radical reciprocity.
kdcWORKS is an open-access , artist-driven community. A gathering spot for the exchange of creative ideas across the cultures of kids, performance makers, movers and shakers.
Workshops and community programs are based on the one room school house model- all ages and experiences moving together. Performances are not stiff, class-coded, regimented affairs; they are neighborhood happenings where fans from the high-art crowd mingle with the kids from the local schools and their parents for arts & entertainment.
To reorient. To experience.
To discover. To contribute.
The driving force of kdcWORKS is the belief that the arts can and have a responsibility to create change.
Change it is not an option- it is our one constant . We can create change in individuals, in communities and the way that they form, evolve, communicate, and learn- change that requires risk, creativity, and work.
kdcWORKS is a collective of artists whose seemingly reckless journeys are, in reality, our society’s insignia for bravery and courage. Curated by lead alchemist Kelly Drummond Cawthon.
Kelly's experiences as a professional in the world of performance and education span over twenty-five years of art, performance, directing, producing, choreographing and teaching. Kelly has performed and presented work across the United States, Canada, Europe, Bulgaria, Brazil, Russia, Uzbekistan, Korea, Finland and Australia. Since returning to Tasmania in 2011 Kelly has worked with organisations including Salamanca Arts Centre, Kickstart Arts, Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania Performs, Hobart City Council, MONA and as an independent performance artist. Kelly is the Artistic Director of Second Echo Ensemble, and leads community workshops for MADE. Kelly curated the inaugural MOVES festival in 2016 for Salamanca Arts Centre and Moonah MOVES for Moonah Arts Centre in 2018.