Ian Wilkes & Poppy van Oorde-Grainger

Perth, WA

Ian Wilkes

Ian Wilkes is a Noongar theatre-maker, dancer and performer. He has directed several plays including Yirra Yaakin’s Boodjar Kaatijin and Songbird and performed numerous lead roles including in Yirra Yaakin’s Hecate and Ochre’s Kwongan for Perth Festival, CO3’s The Line at State Theatre WA and Honey Spot at the Sydney Opera House.

Ian is also a founding facilitator of Culture 2.0, Yirra Yaakin’s regional youth engagement program. He was a facilitating artist on Community Arts Network’s Burdiya Mob project and a Performer and Cultural Consultant on Beyond Empathy’s Excursions Project.

Poppy van Oorde-Grainger

Poppy van Oorde-Grainger is a filmmaker, artist and producer. Her work has been broadcast on Nickelodeon, SBS and ABC and presented at international festivals and galleries including London International Festival of Theatre, Japan Media Arts Festival and Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Poppy first gained national recognition as the winner of the Fremantle Print Award and then later the Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for leadership in Community Arts and Cultural Development.

Poppy is a director and producer at Same Drum and was previously a director and producer on Community Arts Network’s Burdiya Mob and Ngaluk Waangkiny projects and Beyond Empathy’s Excursions Project.

Photo by Daniel Grant

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