Space Number: 120
Category: Artists in Studios
Tanja von Behrens has a fascination with telling personal stories through creating wearable objects. Her jewellery designs often have a connection to places that are personally important, or to treasured relationships. Born in Canberra, Tanja has lived and worked in Sydney, Alice Springs, Darwin, Adelaide and Hobart. These eclectic experiences have lead to creative work that considers notions of home and identity, and the lasting impact that the people we meet, the places we live and the experiences we have there leave upon us.
Tanja is a member of the The Art of Silver in Kelly’s Lane, Salamanca. Her recent collection of work focuses on representing beautiful places and iconic mountain ranges in works of wearable art. The Tasmanian collection so far includes Mt Wellington – Hobart, The Hazards – Freycinet National Park; and Cradle Mountain – Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. It is a body of work that also lends itself to one-off, commissioned pieces.
Space 120 is occupied by a small studio collective of three emerging Jewellery artists – Rengin Guner, Jacqui Renton and Tanja von Behrens. All three artists studied together under the same tutelage at the Tasmanian Polytechnic.
Tanja von Behrens, Cradle Mt Brushed Brass Wrist Cuff (2012).
Tanja von Behrens, The Hazards, Freycinet National Park, TAS – Pendant (2012), 15mm x 70mm, Sterling Silver.
Tom Griffith, Tanja von Behrens – Studio Portrait (2012).
Salamanca Arts Centre 2013