Johnnies and Mehmets: a Gallipoli Honour Roll was produced by ICE with funding from the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.

ICE would like to thank the following people – the descendants of the soldiers – for their participation in and strong support of this project: Metin Bozdaş; Ebru Güngören; Stuart Hutchison; Christine Hutchison; Kaan Kandemir; Saniye Kocabağ Burgut; Dennis Overton; Ertunç Özen; Kylie Özen; Şevket Tokdoğan; Lyn Tomlin; Çetin Uçkan

We would also like to thank the following people who assisted the project’s development: Aytuner Akbaş; Dr. Abdurrahman Asaroğlu; Cafer Aşık; Harvey Broadbent; June Bullivant; Semra Batik-Dündar; Burcu Çevik-Compiegne; Güneş Güngör; Colin Humphreys; Stephanie Humphreys; Ron Inglis; Tracy Kandemir; Julie Owens MP, Labour Member for Parramatta; Melek Tokdoğan; Nihal Uçkan; Rev. David Wong

Original artwork:
Music/Sound Design:
Digital Production:
Production Manager:
Curator / Creative Director:
Special contributors:
Turkish translation:
Program Manager (ICE):
Executive Director (ICE):
Gülay Pelin
Barton Staggs
Jerome Pearce
Jonathan Wilson
Victoria Harbutt
Harvey Broadbent and Burcu Çevik-Compiegne
Burcu Çevik-Compiegne
Mouna Zaylah
John Kirkman



Harvey graduated with honours in Near Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester in 1974 and worked for 22 years as a producer with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, specializing in historical television, radio documentaries and special events. He is an Honorary Fellow and retired Associate Professor at Macquarie University. From 2006 – 2013, Harvey was Director of The Gallipoli Centenary Research Project, a partnership between Australia’s Macquarie University, Australian War Memorial, Australian Research Council, Turkey’s Middle East Technical University and Turkish Military Archives, the project’s goal was to produce a more comprehensive account of the Gallipoli Campaign by investigating the large and previously un-researched collections of Turkish documentation of the campaign. His books include Gallipoli the Turkish Defence (Miegunyah Press, 2015); Defending Gallipoli, the Turkish Story (MUP 2015).


Burcu was born in Istanbul and raised in Izmir, Turkey. She studied French, English and History in France, at Aix-Marseille University before moving to Sydney to undertake a PhD at UTS, School of Communication. Burcu’s research is situated in Comparative History, Postcolonial Studies and Memory Studies and particularly in the histories of nationalism and imperialism as well as concepts of gender, memory and identity. In 2014, Burcu’s first article titled, From Gallipoli (1915) to the War of Independence (1919-1922): Modernisation of Turkish Womanhood was published in Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Burcu is currently preparing to submit her thesis on the subject of Indian and Turkish responses to WW1.


Victoria has a BA Communications degree from University of Technology, Sydney and worked extensively as a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. Victoria is a curator/ producer whose projects – various blends of visual art, museology, dance, film, music, popular culture, social history and community and interdisciplinary engagement – are designed to be of interest to a broad range of people. Her projects include The Power of Hair, djamu Gallery Australian Museum at Customs House (2000); Vinyl House, Penrith Regional Gallery (2003); Tracksuits of St Marys, Penrith Regional Gallery (2007); Strictly Samoan, Penrith Regional Gallery (2008); UV3D: Vernon Treweeke, Carriageworks (2010). Victoria’s ICE projects include Bridge Ahoy!, 2014 Sydney Architecture Festival; Johnnies and Mehmets: a Gallipoli Honour Roll (2015).


John was CEO, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts (2005-2012); Director of the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest (2001-2005); Curator/Manager of djamu Gallery Australian Museum at Customs House (1998-2001), and inaugural Director, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (1992-98). John was also Project Co-ordinator, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Albury/Wodonga (1987-92). John has worked extensively as curator and project manager for a range of exhibitions, performance programs and major public art commissions and consultancies including Sydney International Airport (SACL), Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Hawkesbury City Council and Liverpool City Council. John has also co-ordinated and curated a range of international cultural exchange programs with particular focus on Japan and India. John has a Masters of Arts Administration (College of Fine Art, University of NSW) and a Diploma of Teaching (Wollongong University).


Jerome works at the intersection of technology, art and design, and is experienced in working in and across community, cultural and corporate sectors in the fields of audio production, sound, graphic and web design and interaction of physical and digital creative spaces. Working with ICE, Pearce has collaborated with international, and Australian artists and has worked extensively on a range of community-based projects including Manakattai (Parramasala Festival, 2013); The Pearls of Granville (Sydney Architecture Festival, 2013); The Calling (Sydney Festival, 2014) and Disco Dome (Sydney Festival 2015); Johnnies and Mehmets: a Gallipoli Honour Roll (2015).


Award winning Sydney based, Turkish artist, Gülay Pelin has a BA, Honours degree in Manuscript Arts from Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey. Gülay uses symbolic motifs, illumination and calligraphy in a fusion of the traditional and the contemporary. Gülay’s work has featured in exhibitions in Australia and Turkey and is included in private and corporate collections internationally. Some of her projects as artist, curator and guest lecturer include, Anatolian Dream, Sydney University (2007); The Art of Islam, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2007); Out of Anatolia: 40 years of Turkish migration to Australia (2008); International Miniature and Illumination Festival, Algeria (2011); Tesselaar Tulip Festival, Melbourne (2015); Johnnies and Mehmets: a Gallipoli Honour Roll (2015).


Barton studied composition at the University of Sydney with Peter Sculthorpe and was awarded a Tait Memorial Trust Scholarship for postgraduate study in composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Barton’s music has been performed by Ensemble Offspring, the Australia Quartet, the Tankstream Quartet, Claire Edwardes, the Elektra String Quartet and the BBC Philharmonic under James MacMillan. His music has been broadcast by ABC Radio, Australia; BBC Radio 3, UK; National Radio Network of Argentina and Polskie Radio, Poland. Barton is active as a composer and sound designer for site-specific and screen based digital media artworks, including Tidal Vectors, Museum of Sydney (2000); Moist and Excitation, MAAP festival, Beijing (2002); Ghost Nets, Sculpture by the Sea (2009), Harbour Journal (2011); Johnnies and Mehmets: a Gallipoli Honour Roll (2015)


Jonathan has an honors degree in Fine Arts from the University of Western Sydney and is a musician, artist and cultural producer. He works with artists and communities to create work exploring existing realities and engages a broader audience using multimedia platforms (including performance, digital art, literature and music). Jonathan owned and ran ‘Speak n Spell’, one of Australia’s largest independent record label and artist management companies (2004-2010) and produced the acclaimed Mondo Project for Penrith Performing & Visual Arts (2011-2013). As Producer, sub/Urban Culture for ICE, his work includes The Pearls of Granville (Sydney Architecture Festival, 2013); The Calling (Sydney Festival, 2014); Branded! (2014); Bridge Ahoy! (Sydney Architecture Festival, 2014); Johnnies and Mehmets: a Gallipoli Honour Roll (2015).


Mouna is a cultural producer and arts manager and has been the Co-Director of the Arab Film Festival since 2007. She has worked at Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) for over 16 years producing cultural events, performance and screen-based projects with artists, communities, business and organisations. Mouna specializes in developing cultural activities that link artists with audiences, introducing emerging talents to new media tools and translating the needs of corporate, community and government organizations into dynamic cultural projects. She has over 22 years experience in the community arts and cultural development sector and has worked for Urban Theatre Projects as administrator and project officer (1992-1997) and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in administration, curatorial and project coordinator roles (1997-1999) and a range of other community and youth based organizations as a freelance project coordinator and consultant.

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