|Gros Morne National Park of Canada
is internationally renowned for its geological features and for its
outstanding scenic beauty.
Morne was set aside in 1973 to preserve a 1,805km2 sample of the
western Newfoundland Highlands and St. Lawrence Lowlands - a landscape
of rugged mountains, fjord valleys, deep glacial lakes, coastal
bogs, wave-carved cliffs and coastal communities.
As a result of its outstanding geological features and scenic beauty,
the national park was designated as a World Heritage Site by the
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) in 1987.
Through the Gros Morne National Park Artist-in-Residence Program,
artists are expanding the way that visitors and audiences beyond
the park boundaries see this special place. By creating works of
art from their experiences in the park, artists can reveal meanings
and relationships that complement the scientific and educational
perspectives presented by park staff.
The Gros Morne residency was initiated by the Art Gallery of Newfoundland
and Labrador (AGNL) as part of their outreach programming. The residency
provides a stimulating, focussed working experience to professional
artists; and encourages artmaking that explores and may even challenge
ideas and issues in landscape art.
The artwork produced out of this program has already found its
way into exhibitions in public and commercial galleries in Canada,
Britain, Ireland and the USA, and has led to production of artists'
books, workshops in local schools and artists moving to the park
We're compiling a list of links to information about
Artist-in-Residence programs and would like to hear from you about
a program that you've attended. Send
us an e-mail.
Gros Morne & Terra Nova Artist in Residence Programs Application Deadline: January 7, 2007
PAINTS is the acronym for a Visual Arts Nova Scotia program, Professional
Artists IN The Schools, which allows public schools throughout Nova
Scotia to bring working visual artists into their classrooms.