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Ali Murphy-Oates

Alison (Ali) Murphy-Oates is a Ngiyampaa Wailwan person (Central-West New South Wales) who was born and raised on Darkinjung land (Central Coast New South Wales) and is based on Gadigal and Bidjigal (Sydney). Ali is Managing Director at Moogahlin Performing Arts, working alongside a team to develop, produce, and present distinctive, culturally immersive, and interdisciplinary performance works with First Peoples artists and communities. Ali is also a freelance producer, arts administrator, and consultant, focusing specifically on supporting First Peoples artists and sector. Ali has recently served on the boards of BlakDance Australia, Theatre Network NSW, and Moogahlin Performing Arts and currently serves on the Create NSW Aboriginal Arts & Culture Advisory Board, the Australian Performing Arts Market First Nations Advisory Group, on the Executive Council of Live Performance Australia, and as Chair of PACT Centre for Emerging Artists. Ali is a 2021 recipient of a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship and plans to spend the money on her parents, a coffee machine, and LAND BACK.


Blacklight: Ten Years of First Nations Storytelling 

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