Apollo Bay’s Karlijn Sas’ artwork Follow will feature as the 2021 Colac Otway Arts Trail’s signature image.
The work was originally selected to promote last year’s trail, but the arts trail event like many artistic and creative events in 2020 was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The trail’s committee is gearing up for its 2021 event, scheduled for the 2-18 April across three weekends, and Follow is the image they’ll use for the event’s promotion.
Sas, originally from the Netherlands, has called the Otways home since 2015 and describes Follow, an acrylic on canvas, as an abstract depiction of how she imagines the local landscape.
She said she paints intuitively with no specific plan but was happy for people to make their own interpretation of her work.
Sas is among several artists that will have their work on show in Apollo Bay on 2-4 April as part of the first of three Colac Otway Arts Trail weekends in April.
“There is a really inspirational arts community in the region locally, there is such a diversity in artists, artistic medium and the scale of works. Some artists have works in the NGV, some are commercial artists, while some are developing their artistic style. Its inspiring to see people come together for the event,” she said.
Colac Otway Shire mayor Kate Hanson launched the arts trail at the Colac Makers Space on Friday. This year’s trail has attracted more than 150 local artists and creatives and includes nine local artist studios and five galleries opening, more than 100 artists’ work at the Apollo Bay Art Show, ten group venues, and more than 25 artists at the Colac art expo and nine outdoor displays involving community and local schools. Colac Otway Arts Trail is on from 2-18 April 2021.
Dates and locations: 2-4 April 2021 at Apollo Bay,10-11 April 2021 at Colac and Birregurra, 17-18 April 2021 at Gellibrand Lavers Hill.
Full details on the Colac Otway Arts Trail website https://www.colacotwayartstrail.com/
Registrations to be included in the 2021 Colac Otway Arts Trail brochure are closed. But don't despair, you can still be part of the trail and be promoted through this website and our social media.
As part of the Colac Otway Arts trail 2021-
we are bringing to you the opportunity to showcase your work, Expo style At Copacc.
The invitation is open to all artist /artisans across the shire .
Demonstrate or display or sell.
Limited places due to COVID restrictions but all COVID requirements are in place.
Register your interest on our website.
Cost $20 per table or $35 for non creative otways members.
Outside space may be available on demand-Market style.
Also welcome, musicians, buskers and street artists
Welcome to our virtual Colac Otway Arts Trail- we are about to begin our artist of the week promotion. If you want to be involved register for our virtual arts trail.
This week we focus on KARLIJN SAS. Kalijn is the winner of our Face of the Arts trail promo and is based in Apollo Bay. Born in the Netherlands, Kalijn completed her Master of Arts at the University of Leuven.
View her work at https://www.karlijnsas.com/
We are very excited to announce that we are now receiving registrations for the 2021 Colac Otway Arts Trail. in 2021 the Arts Trail will run from April 3rd-18th and will include, open studios, group venues, workshops and displays.
Showcase your treasures
The first of 3 introductory to drawing sessions began today at the Colac Makers' Space. Next Sunday is drawing kitchen utensils and the following is animals.
Bookings are essential. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fabrication South West TAFE Art Show - Opening Night - Friday 22 November at 5.30pm
You are invited to the opening of the Art show featuring new works from our Certificate III and Diploma of Visual Arts (Colac Textile) students.
The Art show runs until Wednesday 4 December, 2019
The Colac Otway Arts Trail has a huge benefit to the community on many different levels, intrinsically and financially. But mostly, it is a celebration of the artisans in our community and encourages locals and visitors alike to visit our creative spaces. Follow our journey as we uncover all the shire has to offer.