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gelatin silver photograph
15.3 × 22.8 cm (image)
Place/s of Execution
Coolaroo, Victoria
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.r.: 1.3
typed on accompanying paper label: “I am Tayyar. My family and I came to Australia from Turkey twenty years ago. / My children were born in Australia and my youngest child is Gulsum. I have / been living in this house since 1979. I have recently become a grandfather: twenty days ago. Due to my illness I have become an invalid pensioner, / therefore I don’t work and neither does my wife. In my household there are / eight of us, this includes my daughter-in-law and my youngest grandchild. I / have worked for thirty years as an upholsterer and in various factories.” / TAYYAR, NEDIME, OZLEM, GULSUM, PINAR, CELIKER / and SERKAN VOLKAN is a friend’s son. / COOLAROO (underlined)
Accession Number
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of The Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation, Founder Benefactor, 1992
© Viv Méhes
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Daryl and Anne Whinney
Gallery location
Not on display