Portfolio/CV

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2017
The Art of Ageing - Volunteer Workshop Facilitator. Art, Craft & Jewellery Making workshop facilitator in Aged Care Facilities across Hobart. Hobart, TAS
Window to the Soul - Phillip England. Tin Type Portrait Exhibition of Tasmanians in the Arts - Exhibition/Portrait participant. Hobart, TAS
FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective Member - Kelly's Lane & Salamanca Arts Centre - Hobart, TAS (Current member - since 2012)
Salamanca Arts Centre Resident Artist - West Wing Studio's - Hobart, TAS. (Current - since 2012)
2016
'A Kitchen Island'. Bespoke furniture item designed and built with the guidance and assistance of The Margate Mens Shed & Jacqui Renton. Collaborative professional development workshop. Hobart, TAS
Various Commission Works - please see instagram for details
2015
BASICz™ - Learn to Saw™: De-Mystifying the Jewelers Saw. Short workshop by Thomas Mann. November 2015 - Hobart, TAS
'Pricing Your Work: the Pivot Point of Success. Design for Survival – Entrepreneurial Thinking & Tactics for Artists'. Presentation by Thomas Mann. November 2015 - Hobart, TAS
TRADE. - Salamanca Arts Centre Artist Run Initiatives - Open Studio's, Pop Up Markets, Exhibitions & Events. Committee Member - Hobart, TAS
Titanium & Aluminium Anodising with Meghan O'Rourke - 5 day intensive workshop. Belair, Adelaide, SA
Skills Development Project - Working with Gold & Setting Construction - with guidance by Emily Snadden - Hobart, TAS
Women In Design - Conference Attendee - July 2015 - Launceston, TAS
2014
Australia Council for the Arts Marketing Summit - Participant - June/July 2014 - Hobart, TAS
2012
Emerging Artists Mentorship Program
- The Art of Silver (now FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective) - Hobart, TAS
Contemporary Jewellery Masterclass with Karl Fritsch & Lisa Walker. University of Tasmania Summer School Program - Hobart - TAS
2011
Jade/Nephrite Carving Workshop with Steven Gwaliasi - Hokitika, NZ
2010/2011
Diploma of Art, Craft & Design (Jewellery) - Tasmanian Polytechnic (now TASTAFE) - Hobart, TAS
2009
Silversmithing Workshop Series with Marianne Eichenberg - Darwin, NT
2001 - 2004

Silversmithing - Beginners & Advanced Workshops - Pine St Creative Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Comparative Religious Studies) - University of Sydney, NSW

AWARDS & GRANTS

2015
Top 10 Finalist - Design Tasmania Awards 2016 - Design Tasmania, Launceston, TAS
2014/15
Australia Council for the Arts Artstart Grant Recipient. Professional Development funding for 'Profile and skills development, market expansion and business refinement as a Contemporary Jeweller'.
2014
Top 10 Finalist - Design Tasmania Awards 2015 - Design Tasmania, Launceston, TAS
2012
Pursuit of Excellence Award - Diploma of Art, Craft and Design - Tasmanian Polytechnic (now TASTAFE), Hobart, TAS
2003
Undergraduate Scholarship; Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney, NSW

EXHIBITIONS

2017
Cold As Ice - A Winter Group Exhibition at KIN Gallery. Exhibition Participant. Canberra, ACT.
2015
Design Tasmania Awards 2016 - Top Ten Finalist Exhibition. On display in Launceston and Hobart, TAS
Summer Swing - An exhibition celebrating the ritual of Earrings. November 11 - 29, 2015. KIN Gallery, ACT
The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange 2015. An online exhibition and Contemporary Jewellery Exchange involving Contemporary Jewellers from all over the world. I was asked to make a piece for Maria Solorzano - Argentina

Through the Door. An exhibition showcasing the works of 18 Salamanca Arts Centre Resident Artists. Exhibitor and organising committee member. Hobart, TAS
2013
Pushing the Boundaries - An exhibition of the works of 14 Tasmanian Contemporary Jewellers, exploring new materials and techniques. Rosny Barn, Hobart, TAS
aPart - An exhibition of Contemporary Silver work by members of The Art of Silver. THE LIGHTBOX - Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS Held during the Ten Days on the Island Festival.
2012
Not Just Stuff - THE LIGHTBOX Project. A shared exhibition with my two fellow studio tenants - Rengin Guner & Jacqui Renton.  'THE LIGHTBOX', Salamanca Arts Centre, over the 2012/13 Christmas/New Year period. Hobart, TAS

FESTIVALS, MARKETS & EVENTS

2017
MoMa Market - MONA Museum, Hobart, TAS. Stallholder - March 26, 2017
SAC Courtyard Market - Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS
2016
Cuckoo Artisan Market
- December 11, 2017. Stallholder. Hobart, TAS.
2016/15/14
The Market - Stallholder - Dec 2016; Feb & July 2015; March, July & Dec 2014. Hobart, TAS
2015 - 2017
TRADE. - Salamanca Arts Centre Artist Run Initiatives - Open Studios, Pop Up Markets, Exhibitions & Events. Committee Member. Hobart, TAS

2015
Open House Hobart - Open Studios, Salamanca Arts Centre. November 7, 2015. Hobart, TAS
Hustle & Scout - 20 & 21 June, 2015. Stallholder and backstage crew. Hobart, TAS
FASHFEST Canberra 2015 - Designer. On show with Melanie Child & Braddon Tailors. May 13 - 16, Canberra, ACT
2014
Design Canberra Festival - Pop Up Studio and MODERN Market participant. Nov 19 - 23, Canberra, ACT
Hustle & Scout - Stallholder - April 12. Volunteer Crew - Sept 27. Canberra, ACT
FASHFEST 2014 - Volunteer Backstage Crew - April/May 2014. Canberra, ACT

PRESS/MEDIA

2015
Jeweller Tanja von Behrens teaming up with Braddon Tailors and Melanie Child for Fashfest - The Canberra Times. April 3, 2015.
Tanja Wows Fashion World - p35 - The Mercury, Hobart, TAS. May 8, 2015.
2013
Creative Jewels Unleashed - An introduction to Pushing the Boundaries Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition at Rosny Schoolhouse. Alice Claridge. p16 - The Mercury, Ho
bart, TAS
Pushing the Boundaries - An exhibition of new work from a selection of Tasmanian Contemporary Jewellers. An overview of the group exhibition at Rosny Schoolhouse - Ella Knight. P.30, September Issue of Warp Magazine, Hobart, TAS
2012

Tassie Peaks Provide Tanja with Silver Lining - Meet the Designer. Elizabeth Lord. p40 - The Mercury, Hobart, TAS.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

NAVA
, Big Hearted Business, Guildhouse, Craft ACT, Craft Victoria, Salamanca Arts Centre, FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective