Friends of Gökova-Akyaka


Nail Çakırhan & Halet Çambel House of Culture and Arts

Yılmaz Tankut and Ülkü Onur 23.08. - 01.09. 2013

Yılmaz Tankut

He was born in 1933. After spending five years at Haydarpasa High school and one year at Kuleli Military High school, he went to the Military College.
In 1954, he graduated from there as lieutenant.
In 1956, he joined the Air Force as a pilot.
In 1986, he retired having achieved the rank of colonel.
Being originally from Ula, he has lived in Akyaka since 1976.
His interest in art started in secondary school. At the academy, he joined
courses held by military artists, who have a special place in Turkish Art.



Ülkü Onur

She was born in Ankara in 1943.
As a retired technical illustrator she started to make pencil drawings in 1993 and continued her studies at the Ankara Art and Manufacturing Studio where she learned oil painting techniques from Kayhan Keskinok. Afterwards she was advised by her teacher John Robinson to change to pastel colours. She participated in the design lectures of the Ankara Painting and Sculpture State Museum. Further advised by painter Abdurrahman Öztoprak she started abstract painting. She expresses nature and natural elements through her work.
According to her, painting is a way of life, and mirrors life’s struggle. She is pushing the boundaries of her art. Just like human being strive to keep alive and to share. The thought that her paintings can express her ideas, feelings and personality makes her happy.


1995-96 Muğla Gallery of Fine Arts (4 group)
2001-2002 Ankara Contemporary Arts Gallery ( 2 group)
2003 Marmaris Municipality Art Galerisi (personel)
1999-2010 Nail Çakırhan-Halet Çambel House of Culture & Art, (personel & group)