Emele Ugavule is the Creative Director of Talanoa, a Tokelauan (Te Kaiga o Fagatiale, Nukunonu, Te Kaiga o Koloi, Uea) Fijian (Kaideuba) multi-disciplinary storyteller she works across live performance & film as a performer, writer, director, photographer & videographer.
Her work is intercultural centring the development of trans-indigenous collaborative creative processes & outcomes informed by Indigenous epistemologies.
Emele has produced content for Sydney Opera House, Audrey Journal, Talanoa & Black Birds, directed work for Casula Powerhouse, Festival Fatale & Wantok and performance coached for Warner Music. She has been featured on ABC, SBS, The Quo, Accent on Women & worked with musicians such as Solange Knowles, Ngaiire, Thelma Plum, Wallace & Ric Rufio.
Her visual art & film work has exhibited in the United States, Barbados, Aotearoa & Australia.