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 with an oral history from Doolann Leisha Eatts. Galup invites audiences on a journey around the lake to hear, watch and participate in historic re-enactments.

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 further expand the audience reach and increase public awareness of largely unknown events in local history.

To find out more about the project, register for our online presentation on Thursday 13 August, 3pm-4pm (AWST) here.


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

Burdiya Noongar Cultural Consultants
Doolann Leisha Eatts
Ted Wilkes
Darryl Kickett
Liz Hayden



Ian Wilkes
Doolann Leisha Eatts

Poppy van Oorde-Grainger

Information for Presenters

We are currently securing support to remount the work.

Jen Leys Producer

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

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.