poppy van oorde-grainger & ian wilkes | galup

Galup is a walking performance exploring the history of Lake Galup (Lake Monger) in Perth's west. To be directed by Poppy van Oorde-Grainger and created in collaboration with Noongar theatre-maker Ian Wilkes and the local Noongar community, Galup will see Lake Monger’s history re-visited and re-told in a live digital theatre work, with the audience circumnavigating the lake, stopping at various intervals to watch scenes and complete participatory actions. 


Poppy van Oorde-Grainger is a filmmaker and artist specialising in collaborating with communities. Her work has been broadcast on Nickelodeon, SBS and ABC and presented at numerous festivals including London International Festival of Theatre, Japan Media Arts Festival, ImagineNATIVE in Canada and Ars Electronic in Austria. 

Ian Wilkes is a theatre-maker Ian Wilkes who has directed several plays including Yirra Yaakin’s Boodjar Kaatijin and Songbird, and played numerous lead roles including in Honey Spot, which played at the Sydney Opera House.

Image: Courtesy of Community Arts Network from Djarliny music video directed by Poppy van Oorde-Grainger and choreographed by Ian Wilkes.