Artist retreat and residency, bareneedstudios is located in Bareneed on the raw and natural Port de Grave Peninsula, a one hour drive west from St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
The year-round dual studio space offers artists, curators and creative types a getaway from their everyday existence – an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.
bareneedstudios encourages cultural exchange through local, provincial, national and international artists-in residence for durations of one to six months. It will accept artists of all kinds, but with some exceptions based on the materials used.
Art modalities sustained by bareneedstudios but not limited to include: visual arts, small scale sculpture, writing, film-making, theatre arts, music, craft, dance.
Built inside the former Greenland General Store (The Shop) there are two studio spaces, each with its own sleeping loft and clean-up area. There is shared kitchen, eating area, lounge and full bathroom. The open concept is designed to encourage social interaction, knowledge and artistic exchange.
Sharon and her family have long been supporters of the local arts community. Her mother Florence was born in Bareneed and helped her parents who owned and operated the community general store. Florence was an early art collector when Newfoundland was a new Canadian province.
Bareneed is just one spot among many along the Avalon Northeast of Newfoundland that have inspired local artists and those from away. While the weather is unpredictable, even in summer, you can be sure of the wind.
Now the General Store has been transformed into 2 studio spaces separated by a common living room kitchen and bathroom. Each studio space has a wash up sink and a loft bedroom with a queen-size bed.
There is room for messy work as well in the basement, which is accessible by ladder in the larger North Studio.
Sharon, the Proprietor, encourages long stays and will be very happy to help artist guests and their significant others settle in and explore the local natural and cultural offerings.
- Private company
- Weeks: 3
- Months: 1
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Shared accommodation
- Private studio / workplace
- Shared studio / workplace
- Space for partners, families, pets
- Exhibition space
- Library/research resources
- Public talk