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WOOCS 2.2.4


Opens 4pm Saturday 1 December.  Please join us to celebrate the artists work from his studio’s in Bruges and Melbourne.   

Two years after leaving his Bruges Studio in Belgium Svein has found his place to be in Australia. Moving to the northern NSW region, north of the celebrity famous Byron Bay, for Svein, Casuarina is somewhat like a contemporary Belgium Village albeit in the sun but with loads of bike paths and parks with a very friendly community.  

The exhibition, Journey of Change – Retrospective Bruges to Casuarina,  brings together paintings from the Bruges and Melbourne Studios including the Midsummers Series inspired by long twilight evenings of midsummer, some of the Koningen FLOWER paintings, about nature,  and the more restrained Black White Series.  

Exhibition dates: opens Saturday 4pm – 7pm 1st DECEMBER  until 30 December
Svein will be in residence at the Exhibition Saturday & Sunday or by appointment email

Hosted at the iconic Casuarina Ocean Retreat. Set amongst the beautiful Casuarina trees with stunning beach a few steps away this architecturally unique building harmonises perfectly with the collection of Koningen Paintings.

Artists’ talk at 5pm Saturday 1 December 2018
– Casuarina Ocean Retreat
768 Casuarina Way, Casuarina NSW 2487

Change is a constant for this artist. Past studios in Melbourne, Brisbane and his very successful Living Studio Gallery in Noosa Heads, 1997 – 2005. Relocating in 2005 to the stunning UNESCO BELGIUM city of Bruges.    Koningen’s studio quickly became the must visit for locals and international art lovers.  Koningen closed his Bruges studio at the end 2016, ,that being a heart decision, coming back to Australia for family and friends.


Midsummers Blue Moon


The Midsummers Series and the textural Paradisaea 4 Series.





casuarinaBlack White Series and Paradisaea Series

About Svein