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Ranu James
Artist | Cultural Practitioner

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Cultural Practitioner and Artist

Ranu is a passionate advocate for sharing her cultural heritage through music, dance, storytelling, and craft. Her international performances, particularly in traditional Pacific song and dance with groups like Drum Drum and Sunameke, have showcased her deep connection to her roots. Ranu also has a background in classical flute performance, she has graced stages with esteemed orchestras like the Darwin Symphony, Preston Symphony and Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra.

Beyond performance, Ranu is a skilled costume maker, preserving and reviving traditional attire with materials available in Australia. She actively participates in Brisbane's Pacific Women's Weaving Circle, fostering cultural exchange and teaching weaving techniques. Her collaborative works, such as "Island Fashion," have been featured in prominent art galleries, highlighting her commitment to cultural expression.

In her role as a community weaver, Ranu hosts workshops on bilum weaving and beading, providing a space for Papua New Guinean women to connect and create together. Through her art and teaching, Ranu embodies the spirit of cultural preservation and community engagement.

Explore my portfolio, come along to one of my workshops or you can purchase any of my handmade products on the store. 

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