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About Me

While there are many terms Moale James could use to identify herself, she calls herself a second-generation migrant with ancestry to Papua New Guinea (on her Mother's side), Scotland and England (on her Father's side). Moale has been raised by Educators and Artists (musicians, dancers, weavers, performers and storytellers) and it was this community of people that fostered her passion for community-led storytelling and celebration. 

Moale was born in Darwin, Northern Territory on Larrakia Country ​and has spent most of her life taking part in the many productions of Drum Drum, Sunameke, Weaving Cultural Stories and Gaba Musik. These engagements have led her to working in multiple grassroots, community-arts projects but her higher education has led her to work in many private institutions and also government-arts organisations. 

 

Moale's first passion comes back to storytelling and both empowering and captivating her community in the stories she shares. 

This desire to share stories has also brought Moale into the world of arts production - creating opportunities for others to tell their own stories with their own voices. 

This passion has led her to write for a number of organisations like, the Special Broadcasting Service, Runway Journal, Ascension Magazine, the Asia Pacific Report and The Art Relations Journal - to name a few. 

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ABC PACIFIC RADIO | PRODUCER | 2024
       STORIES FROM THE PACIFIC

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY | PRODUCER | 2024
        NATURE'S LEADING WOMEN

WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL | PRODUCER | 2024
        SOCIAL SCIENCE | ART & ACTIVISM: CARING FOR COUNTRY

BRISBANE FESTIVAL | PRODUCER | 2023
         SERENADES | COMMUNITIES | 80'S KING ST. PARTY | KIDCHELLA | COMMUNITY HEROES

CURATOR IN-RESIDENCE, PACIFIC ART | QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY, GALLERY OF MODERN ART | 2022 - 2023


WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL | ASSOCIATE PRODUCER | 2023 SEASON OF CONVERSATIONS


BLAK FRIDAY | PRODUCER; CONTRACTED BY BLAK SOCIAL | 2022

CURATOR AND KEY-CREATIVE | HERU PINKASOVA'S BILUM MAMMA 'BILUM STORIES' | 2022

BRISBANE FESTIVAL | ASSOCIATE PRODUCER | 2022 SEASON 

            QUEEN'S CITYDANCE HALLS | BRISBANE SERENADES

BLAKTIVISM | PRODUCER; CONTRACTED BY GABA MUSIK | 2022 

COLOUR BOX STUDIO | PROGRAM MANAGER | 2022

QAGOMA ARTLINES I PUBLICATION, ACE Project Making space/s | 2022

QAGOMA ARTLINES | PUBLICATION, Healing the spirit of collections | 2022

COLOUR BOX STUDIOS I INTERVIEWEE | 2021

OUR KNOWLEDGE, OUR PRACTICE, OUR STORIES | PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR | 2021-2022

QAGOMA APT10 | RESEARCH ASSISTANT | 2021

QAGOMA CURATORIAL PACIFIC ART DEPARTMENT | VOLUNTEER | 2020-PRESENT

QAGOMA ACAPA COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT | PROJECT ASSISTANT, CATALYST, WRITER | 2020-PRESENT

PACIFIC FASHION FESTIVAL | MODEL | 2019


PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH | PUBLICATION, Citizen journalism countering deliberate media silence | 2019

HORIZONS FESTIVAL | EXHIBITION PARTICIPANT, Our people, Our Place 


ACAPA PILOT PROJECT | CONVERSATION PARTICIPANT | 2018

WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL | WORKSHOP CO-ORDINATOR | 2017-2019

QAGOMA ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL EXHIBITIONS; 8TH AND 9TH ITERATION | 2015 I 2016 I 2018

ASCENSION MAGAZINE | PUBLICATION, Bilum Mama | 2016

ASCENION MAGAZINE | PUBLICATION, Gini Goada, Gini Auka | 2016


TEDX TALK | 2016

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