CV

Location
Perth, Western Australia

Qualifications
2006: Bachelor of Behavioural Science with Distinction, Notre Dame University, Fremantle.

Other Studies
2001-2002: Primary Teaching, Curtin University
2000: Mass Communications, Curtin University (journalism and advertising)

Professional Memberships
2010-present: member of the Children’s Book Council of Australia.
2009-present: member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
2009-present: member of the Australian Society of Authors.
2003-2014: member of the Australian Cartoonists’ Association.

Voluntary Positions
2015- : Regional Advisor for SCBWI Australia West
2012-2015: Illustrator Coordinator for SCBWI Australia West
2014- : Ambassador for Room To Read
2013- : Ambassador for Books in Homes Australia
2013-2016: Judge for the Shaun Tan Awards for Young Artists

Publications
2017: ‘Dungzilla’. Written and illustrated by James Foley. Published by Fremantle Press.
2016: ‘Brobot‘. Written and illustrated by James Foley. Published by Fremantle Press.
2015: ‘My Dead Bunny‘. Written by Sigi Cohen, illustrated by James Foley. Published by Walker Books Australia.
2014: ‘The Last Viking Returns’. Written by Norman Jorgensen, illustrated by James Foley. Published by Fremantle Press.
2013: ‘The Amity kids Adventures, Book 1: Magpie Mischief‘. E-book. Written by Jon Doust and Ken Spillman, illustrated by James Foley.
2013: ‘The Amity kids Adventures, Book 2: Disturbing the Peace‘. E-book. Written by Jon Doust and Ken Spillman, illustrated by James Foley.
2013: ‘The Amity kids Adventures, Book 3: Kidnapped!‘. E-book. Written by Jon Doust and Ken Spillman, illustrated by James Foley.
2012: ‘In The Lion‘, written and illustrated by James Foley. Published by Walker Books Australia.
2011: ‘The Last Viking‘, written by Norman Jorgensen, illustrated by James Foley. Published by Fremantle Press.
2003-2010: full-colour weekly illustrations for Western Australia’s Quokka newspaper.
2010: Spot cartoons in ‘Social Psychology and Everyday Life’- written by Darrin Hodgetts, Christopher Sonn, Cate Curtis, Linda Nikora and Neil Drew, published by Pan Macmillan.
2008: ‘Invasion’, written by Callum Critch (aka Heronimus Wang), illustrated by James Foley. A ten-page comic featured in ‘Something Weird Quarterly Vol 4’, published by Local Act Comics.

Awards

Brobot
– Shortlist, 2017 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (Younger Readers category)
– Finalist, 2016 Aurealis Awards (Graphic Novel/Illustrated Work category)

My Dead Bunny
– Shortlist, 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, Picture Book of the Year category
– Shortlist, 2017 Young Australian Best Book Awards (YABBAs), Kids’ Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALAs), 2017 Kids’ Reading Oz Choice Awards (KROCs): Fiction for Older Readers category

The Last Viking Returns
– Winner, 2015 West Australian Young Readers’ Hoffman Award (highest-ranked book by a WA creator)
– Finalist, 2014 Aurealis Awards

In The Lion
– 2013 International Youth Library’s White Raven list
– Notable Book, 2013 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, Picture Book of the Year category
– Shortlist, 2014 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (Picture Book category)

The Last Viking
– Winner, 2012 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Members’ Choice Award (the ‘Crystal Kite’; Australia/NZ region)
– Winner, 2012 West Australian Young Readers’ Hoffman Award (highest-ranked book by a WA creator)
– Winner, 2012 Children’s Book Council of Australia Junior Judges Awards
– Shortlist, 2012 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, Early Childhood Book of the Year
– Notable Book, 2012 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, Picture Book of the Year
– Shortlist, 2012 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
– Finalist, 2011 Aurealis Awards

2010, 2007: ‘The Rigger’ Award for Outstanding Contribution to WA Cartooning (Australian Cartoonists’ Association).
2009: Shortlisted in the CYA Conference Competition, picture book category.

Grants
2015: Arts development grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, Western Australia
2014: ArtsEdge Artist-In-Residence Project
2013: May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust Fellowship, Adelaide

Exhibitions
2017: ‘Eggsibition’: words and pictures from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Australia West. Paper Bird, Fremantle, Western Australia
2016: ‘A Sausage Went For a Walk One Day’: Fremantle Press 40th Birthday illustration retrospective. State Library of Western Australia
2016: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators exhibition, featuring work by members of the Western Australian chapter. Paper Bird, Fremantle, Western Australia
2015: The Last Viking Returns, The Literature Centre, Western Australia
2015: My Dead Bunny, State Library of Western Australia
2015: The Last Viking Returns, heARTlines Children’s Literature Festival, Mundaring Arts Centre, Western Australia
2014: The Last Viking Returns, State Library of Western Australia
2014: ‘Picture A Story’, Australian illustrators retrospective, State Library of Western Australia
2013: In The Lion, heARTlines Children’s Literature Festival, Mundaring Arts Centre, Western Australia
2012: In The Lion, The Literature Centre, Western Australia
2011: The Last Viking, The Literature Centre, Western Australia
2011: The Last Viking, heARTlines Children’s Literature Festival, Mundaring Arts Centre, Western Australia
2011: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators exhibition, featuring work by members of the Western Australian chapter. Rottnest Island Salt Store, Western Australia.
2009: ‘Heroes and Villains’, an exhibition of work from members of the Australian Cartoonists’ Association Western Australian chapter. Ellenbrook Gallery, Western Australia.

Festivals

2017:
Up Lit Writers Festival Brisbane, Queensland
Storyarts Festival, Ipswich, Queensland
Sydney Writers Festival, Western Australia
Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival, Western Australia
Between The Lines Literature Festival, Busselton, Western Australia
Perth Writers’ Festival, Western Australia

2016:
Sydney Festival of Moving Stories, Western Sydney, New South Wales
Awesome Festival, Western Australia
Children of Malaysia Engage in Literature (COMEL) Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telling Tales Children’s Literature Festival, Balingup, Western Australia
Perth Writers’ Festival/Perth International Arts Festival, Western Australia

2015:
Celebrate Reading Conference, The Literature Centre, Fremantle, Western Australia
Awesome Festival, Western Australia
Avon Valley Writers’ Festival, Toodyay/Northam, Western Australia
Storyarts Festival, Ipswich, Queensland
Belmont State School Literature Festival, Carindale, Queensland
Telling Tales Children’s Literature Festival, Balingup, Western Australia
HeARTlines Children’s Literature Festival, Mundaring, Western Australia
Rosalie Writers’ Festival, Perth, Western Australia
Great Southern Grammar Literature Festival, Albany, Western Australia
Storylines: All Saints’ College Literature Festival, Perth, Western Australia
Perth Writers’ Festival/Perth International Arts Festival, Western Australia
‘Book An Adventure’, Bruny Island Children’s Literature Festival, Tasmania

2014:
Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali
Awesome Festival, Western Australia
Summerset Festival, Stirling, Western Australia
Great Southern Grammar Literature Festival, Albany, Western Australia

2013:
Avon Valley Writers’ Festival, Toodyay
Collie Festival of the Arts and Crafts, Collie, Western Australia
Telling Tales Children’s Literature Festival, Balingup, Western Australia
Children and Young Adult (CYA) Conference, Brisbane, Queensland
HeARTlines Literature Festival, Mundaring, Western Australia
Asian Festival of Children’s Content, Singapore
Perth Writers’ Festival, Western Australia

2012:
Telling Tales Children’s Literature Festival, Balingup, Western Australia
Rosalie Writers’ Festival, Perth, Western Australia
Asian Festival of Children’s Content, Singapore

2011:
Telling Tales Children’s Literature Festival, Balingup, Western Australia
Kimberley Writers’ Festival, Kununurra, Western Australia
Big Sky Writers’ Festival, Geraldton, Western Australia
HeARTlines Literature Festival, Mundaring, Western Australia

2010:
All Saints Writers’ Festival, Perth, Western Australia

2008:
Rosalie Writers’ Festival, Perth, Western Australia

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