Upcoming
6–21 February
Perth Festival
Perth, WA

An hour before sunset, a guide meets you at the foot of a bridge on the banks of Lake Monger.

Kaya wanjoo ngany boodja, Galup.
Welcome to my home, Galup – place of fire

Galup is an interactive walking performance on-country that brings to life largely unknown histories of this area.

Step back in time to the 1830s with Noongar performer Ian Wilkes as your guide. Throughout the show, Ian takes on a range of characters guiding you through real events from our collective past and invites you to join in and be part of the show.

Everyday hundreds of people visit Lake Monger without knowing the events that happened here or understanding its significant place in history. Galup seeks to change that, by uncovering the truth with a profound participatory experience.

Created by Ian Wilkes and artist/filmmaker Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, with an oral history from Elder Doolann-Leisha Eatts, this intimate, truth-telling performance will resonate with you long after you leave.

Credits

By
Ian Wilkes & Poppy van Oorde-Grainger
with an oral history from Doolann-Leisha Eatts

Birdiya Noongar Cultural Consultants
Doolann-Leisha Eatts
Ted Wilkes
Darryl Kickett
Elizabeth Hayden

 

 

Writer & Performer
Ian Wilkes

Writer, Director & Producer
Poppy van Oorde-Grainger

Music Dramaturg
Dr Clint Bracknell
Dramaturg
Maitland Schnaars
Understudy
Glenda Kickett

Production Manager
Kirby Brierty

Stage Manager
Mitchell Thomas

Assistant Stage Manager
Samuel Yombich Pilot-Kickett

Research Consultant
Dr Chris Owen

Community Liaison
Della Rae Morrison

Co-produced by
Same Drum and Performing Lines WA

Current dates & tickets

6–21 February
Perth Festival
Perth, WA
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Information for Presenters

This work will premiere at the 2021 Perth Festival.

Dates & Times: Sat & Sun 6.15pm | Fri 12 – Sun 14 Feb 6pm | Fri 19 – Sun 21 Feb 6pm

Duration: 90 mins | Allow an additional 20mins to walk back to your car.

Accessibility: This is a walking performance. Patrons will be required to walk 3.5km in total.

Notes:
Performed in English and Noongar.
Latecomers will not be admitted.
Contains smoke effects and open flames.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island audience members are advised that this production references and contains stories of people who have passed away.

Jen Leys Producer

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Originally commissioned by International Art Space as a part of the Know Thy Neighbour #2 program, the remount of the work has been supported by Lotterywest.

Hero image by Dan Grant

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of our First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.