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Artist Bio

Karlijn Sas is a visual artist that creates semi abstract paintings through an intuitively driven process that has individual perception of place at its core. She uses colours that the human visual system adjusts when there are changes in illumination, causing every individual to see the colours in her artwork slightly differently. 


The individual perception of her art gets distorted by her use of colour, texture and reflectiveness of materials used. Karlijn’s arts practice concentrates primarily on painting in acrylic and gold leaf on board canvases made by her partner at her studio. Her work lends towards abstract landscape and figurative genres.

Selected CV


University of Leuven 2012-2013

MA of Arts with distinction (in English)

University of Amsterdam 2006 - 2012

BA of Arts 

One year exchange program at the University of Singapore


2023 November/December, solo exhibition and residency, The Project Space, Apollo Bay

2023 November, Birregurra Art Show, Birregurra

2023 August, Elemental Resonance, WinterWild, Apollo Bay

2023 June, Form, Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay 

2023 April, Apollo Bay Art Show, Apollo Bay

2023 March/April, Solo exhibit, Nacht, Geelong Regional Library, Colac

2023 February, Inside This Box, Corner Store Gallery, Orange NSW

2023 February, EB, Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay

2023 January, Small Works Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

2023 January, Solo Exhibition and Residency, Otway Night, the Project Space, Apollo Bay

2022 Birregurra Art Show, Birregurra

2022 Apollo Bay Art Show, Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay

2022 Ziibo June Exhibit, Ziibo Curated Collections, Colac

2022 Ziibo April Exhibit, Ziibo Curated Collections, Colac

2021 Apollo Bay Art Show, Arts inc Gallery, Apollo Bay

2019 Geelong Region Cancerians Art Show, Geelong

2019 Lorne Art Show, Lorne

2019 South West International Womans Day Art Prize, F Project, Warrnambool

2019 Murray Exhibit, Hello Coffee, Apollo Bay

2019 Apollo Bay Art Show, Apollo Bay

2018 Mini Canvas Exhibition, Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay

2018 South Open Studio, Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay

2018 Locals Exhibit, Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay

2018 Acrylics Exhibit, Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay


2022 Birregurra Art Prize, 2nd place, Acrylics

2019 Finalist in the South West International Women’s Day Art Prize



2017 Feb – current

Arts Inc Gallery Committee

Gallery committed to encouraging local and emerging artists, providing a quality, accessible and affordable gallery space for them to exhibit their work. 

2017 Feb-Sept

WinterWild – founding committee

Dark Arts Festival that takes place in the winter. I was on the committee in the founding year of the festival, coordinating small venues and local artists. 

2015 - current

Art & Ecology Exhibit founder of the annual Art & Ecology Exhibit, that serves as a fundraiser for Conservation in the Otways.

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