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Portrait of Sergeant Tania Holland

Portrait of Sergeant Tania Holland
Graphite pencil on 220 gsm Canson drawing paper
210mm x 297mm
2009


Sergeant Tania Holland joined the Army later in life than many others and so led an interesting life before donning DPCU.

Born in Wangaratta in 1976, she held down jobs as an Assurance Clerk, Bar Maid and worked in hospitals. It was whilst working in Scotland that she visited the Edinburgh Military Tattoo where she saw an Australian Soldier and was so inspired that she joined the Army in 2000.

Her father, formerly a rifleman/machine-gunner with the 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment could not have been more proud and was even moreso when she fulfilled her desire to become a medic where she served with the 1st Battalion group in East Timor.

Sgt Holland is a well deserving member of 3rd Brigade and her service and professionalism has been recognised with her receiving the 3rd Brigade's Junior Leader award.

 

 

 


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Independent Productions and Aviation Services is the website of Conway Bown, Australian Army Official War Artist and Aviation Consultant. Services include portrait painting and other portraiture, aviation services such as CRM - Crew Resource Management - and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training - HUET - which may include Emergency Breathing Systems - EBS - training using Helicopter Aircrew Breathing Devices - HABD - or Helicopter Emergency Egress Device - HEEDs.

During 2006, Conway Bown deployed to the Middle East as the Australian Army's Official War Artist, what the US Armed Forces call Combat Artist. This website features the artwork created during this project as part of the Australian Army's Official Art Scheme.

For more information on War Art, Combat Artists, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS) or Crew Resource Management (CRM), please visit the relevant webpages:

HUET - RHO Aviation

CRM - RHO Aviation

EBS - RHO Aviation

Official War Artist - IPAS.