Festival Director - Gillian English

Originally from Nova Scotia, Gillian English is a comedian, actor, and storyteller. Gillian trained in theatre and comedy at Dalhousie University, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and The Second City. Gillian has headlined RISK! Live, Jokers Comedy in Hobart, Based Comedy on the Gold Coast, hosted Local Laughs in St Kilda, done the footy tipping with Jon Faine on ABC radio, and sold out shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Katherine and Nhulunbuy. Gillian was also the roving reporter for Channel 31 satire news show “The Leak” for it’s fourth season, and reported on the issues of the day while touring all over Australia. She has performed and won awards around the globe, including: New York City (2X Audience Choice and Best of Fest winner at Frigid Fest), Wellington (Most Outstanding Performer Winner and Best in Fringe Nominee), Perth (Best Comedy Nominee), Montreal (Best Design Winner and Nominee, Best Script Winner and Nominee at the Montreal Fringe), Adelaide (Highly Commended Best Comedy Award at the Adelaide Fringe), Halifax, and Toronto.

Assistant Festival Director -
Sally Rose McShane

Tasmanian born and bred, Sally Rose McShane is activist, comedian and owner/ operator of Sally Sunshine Entertainment. She is committed to developing local talent, and nurturing creative growth in new artists. Sally is delighted to be bringing her decades of arts admin experience to Fringe at the Edge of the World

Graphic Designer -  Hamish Hall

Hamish Hall is a born and bred Hobartian.  He likes to blur the boundaries between contemporary street art styles and ideologies, and traditional oil painting techniques.  This paradox of genres, coupled with an interest in masculine culture, allows him to create a broad range of visual explorations.


Since graduating from The Tasmanian Art School, Hamish has been focused on exploring new techniques and art conventions in an educational setting.  Now an established art teacher, Hamish aims to expand his creativity with new enlightenment and enthusiasm.


Hamish is represented by Penny Contemporary Gallery Hobart