Yalcin Tosun
Yalcin Tosun

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Donald Keys
Donald Keys

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Erdal Kapatepe
Erdal Kapatepe

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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John Howell by Mertim Gokalp
John Howell by Mertim Gokalp

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Baran
Baran

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Thomas
Thomas

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Izzettin Calislar
Izzettin Calislar

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Andrew Palmer by Mertim Gokalp
Andrew Palmer by Mertim Gokalp

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Hulya Aksit by Mertim Gokalp.jpg
Hulya Aksit by Mertim Gokalp.jpg

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Linda Haselhurst
Linda Haselhurst

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Senay Gunay
Senay Gunay

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Susan Hollis
Susan Hollis

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Andrew Elliot
Andrew Elliot

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Emir Ali Emiroglu
Emir Ali Emiroglu

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Clara Street
Clara Street

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Robert Montgomery
Robert Montgomery

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Sabahattin Alkin
Sabahattin Alkin

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Hidayet & Ipek Colakoglu
Hidayet & Ipek Colakoglu

120 x 90 cm Oil on canvas Part of Descendants Project 2015

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Descendants is a special art project, which aims to commomorate Anzac & Turkish Gallipoli War history and the unique connections between the two nations. Through this project, Turkish / Australian artist Mertim Gokalp seeks to explore the reflections of a war on the generation of the present. 

 

The Descendants Project

is a portrait-painting exhibition, consisting of 20 paintings; 10 of which are the descendants of ANZAC servicemen and the other 10 are the descendants of Turkish servicemen who served in Gallipoli, Turkey during the WWI.

Carrying on the theme of objects in portraits, Gokalp has portrayed each descendant holding/wearing an object, which once belonged to his/her ancestor, representing connections to the past.