Yalcin Tosun
Yalcin Tosun

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

Donald Keys
Donald Keys

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

Erdal Kapatepe
Erdal Kapatepe

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

John Howell by Mertim Gokalp
John Howell by Mertim Gokalp

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

Baran
Baran

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

Thomas
Thomas

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

Izzettin Calislar
Izzettin Calislar

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

Andrew Palmer by Mertim Gokalp
Andrew Palmer by Mertim Gokalp

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

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

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

Linda Haselhurst
Linda Haselhurst

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

Senay Gunay
Senay Gunay

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

Susan Hollis
Susan Hollis

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

Andrew Elliot
Andrew Elliot

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

Emir Ali Emiroglu
Emir Ali Emiroglu

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

Clara Street
Clara Street

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

Robert Montgomery
Robert Montgomery

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

Sabahattin Alkin
Sabahattin Alkin

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

Hidayet & Ipek Colakoglu
Hidayet & Ipek Colakoglu

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

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.