Produced by Performing Lines WA, Galup is a site-specific walking performance exploring the history and untold stories of Lake Monger in the early 1800s. Created by Ian Wilkes and Poppy van Oorde-Grainger in consultation with Noongar Elders Doolann Leisha Eatts and Ted Wilkes, Galup invites audiences on a journey around the lake to hear, watch and participate in historic re-enactments.

An invitation to learn and engage with our First Nations local history, the limited capacity participatory experience brings to life an important retelling of the Lake Monger massacre, a largely unknown true event in Noongar cultural history in suburban Perth.

Originally commissioned by International Art Space as a part of the Know Thy Neighbour #2 program, this project had a first short season in 2019 and we are currently seeking funding to remount the work and create a VR experience that will further expand the audience reach and increase public awareness of this unknown event in Noongar history.



Created by
Ian Wilkes
Poppy van Oorde-Grainger



In consultation with
Doolann Leisha Eatts
Ted Wilkes

Information for Presenters

We are currently seeking funding to remount the work and create a VR experience

Jen Leys Producer

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Produced by Performing Lines WA, the work has originally been commissioned by International Art Space.

Hero image by Dan Grant.

Video by Poppy van Oorde-Grainger.

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.