Galup story goes VR

Photo by Poppy Van Oorde-Grainger

THE Galup (Lake Monger) story is coming to Vincent in September.

Galup (or Kaarlup, a place of fires) is known to Noongars as a traditional camping and meeting place, and as the site of a colonial massacre in 1830.

Noongar theatre-maker Ian Wilkes and artist and filmmaker Poppy van Oorde-Grainger created a multi-platform project telling its story based on an oral history from elder Doolann-Leisha Eatts, who’s since died.

After an initial in-person performance the project has been preserved as a virtual reality experience.

The VR experience will be at Vincent library throughout September.

Vincent Mayor Emma Cole tried the VR story, and said: “Galup is a place that resonates with so many people in our community, as a place to relax and enjoy nature, exercise, play and meet friends and family.

Wilkes and van Oorde-Grainger hold a talk about the project on September 8 from 4pm, it’s free but book on 9273 6090 or libadmin@ vincent.wa.gov.au

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