2 Rooms will be hosting the Canada 150 project: Bonavista Biennale 2017 Art Encounters on the Edge next summer.  

Due to the commitments of this large scale, peninsula wide project, we will be unable to accommodate any residencies during that time. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will make a submission at a later date.

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2 Rooms Artist Residency is an opportunity for professional visual artists and writers to pursue their creative work in the rich natural and cultural environment of east coast Newfoundland.

The Artist Residency provides studio space and living accommodation for 2 artists or writers at the same time. Artists and writers connect with the local community simply by living in Duntara, and with the larger art community in the surrounding area through events, studio visits and recreation.  2 Rooms Artist Residency is a space for multi-layered cultural exchange between artists, craftsmen, writers, and fishermen.

2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects is a registered non-profit corporation operating in Newfoundland and Labrador. 2 Rooms gratefully acknowledges the generosity of all donors to our 2014 Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign

2016 Residents

June 2 – June 20

Colette Laliberté’s idea-based practice of abstraction encompasses drawings, paintings, projections and site-specific interventions. Laliberté is an Associate Professor at OCAD University where she teaches studio seminar and painting as installation.





Born in St. John’s in 1993, katie o’brien is a co-coordinator of Q: The Students’ Union Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity at the University of Calgary, and Editor-in-Chief of NōD Magazine. Their eventual aim is to pursue joint careers in sex education and creative writing.





June 20 – July 4

Reinhard Reitzenstein was born in Uelzen, Germany . He has participated in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions in North, South America and abroad, and completed many public and private commissions including Shanawdithit at Marine Lab, Memorial University NL. He is Associate Professor and Director of Sculpture, University of Buffalo, and is represented by Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto. 




Gayle Young is an award-winning composer and performer of microtonal music on acoustic instruments of her own design. She also composes for orchestral and electronic instruments, and pre-recorded soundscapes and a writer about contemporary music and sound arts.  





Susan Campbell is an Oshawa-based interdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of lens-based media, installation and intervention, and design. She obtained an MFA in Art, Media and Design from OCADU after extensive studies in design and digital media in her native Ireland.





Mike Gough received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in 2007 and in 2009 graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Education. Gough went on to attend Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, England, and graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in 2010.   





July 11 – July 25

Paddy Lamb was born in Armagh, Northern Ireland. His work is strongly influenced by history, memory and social culture, offering a personal narrative concerning human migration and attachment to the land.    





Annette Mangaard is a Danish born Canadian artist filmmaker whose work has been shown around the world at art galleries, cinematheques and film festivals, including Berlin, Buenos Aires and Vancouver. She has exhibited artwork in the UK, Australia, Argentina and Canada. Mangaard is currently working on a series of immersive interactive installations that investigate the affect of exposure to images of nature on the human psyche. 





July 25 – August 7     

Jennifer Norman received her BFA from OCAD, 2005 and MFA from University of Ottawa, 2011. She has exhibited in Canada and the US, and attended artist residencies in Banff, New York, and Glascow, Scotland. While in Duntara she plans to take a meandering walk each day, collecting a natural object to incorporate into her drawing and painting, creating an exchange between herself and the local environment. 




Born in 1965 and raised in the GDR, Petra Beeking pursued work as an art teacher, graphic designer and costume designer, before coming to art. Her work concerns memory and every day occurrences viewed with an emotional perspective.






Aug 7 – Aug 22


Katrina Tompkins studied Furniture Design and Fabrication at Sheridan College in Oakville, ON and is currently working towards her Masters of Design at OCAD University in Toronto, ON. Katrina has worked for both commercial and residential clients in object, furniture, lighting and spatial design.





Aug 15 – Aug 22

Andrea Dorfman Artist, filmmaker and animator, Dorfman directed the feature films Parsley Days (2000) and Love That Boy (2003) and the documentary, Sluts (2005). She made two animated films with the National Film Board - the Emmy-nominated, Flawed (2010), and Big Mouth (2012) and is currently completing a feature documentary titled, 160 Girls. 




Aug 22 – Sept 11

Chris Dorosz completed a BFA at Concordia University in 1994 and an MFA at the NSCAD in 1997. Through the process of mapping, reduction and layering, Dorosz translates the formal information of his subject into archetypal representations addressing the transitory nature of things.





Sylvia Galbraith is a photographer interested in remote locations where the land is unchanged and history lies just below the surface. She is exploring areas where rock has been transformed, often in violent ways, and how the patterned shapes in the present-day strata mirror the forces that created them. Sylvia lives in Fergus, Ontario and teaches photography at Conestoga College and the University of Guelph. 




Sept 11 – Oct 1

Antonia McGuane, is an Irish Canadian painter. She studied at The Limerick School of Art, Ireland and De Vrije Acadamie, The Hague, Holland. Her current work references both Nova Scotia and Catalunya. 




Carol Bajen-Gahm has a master’s degree in jazz composition and has created installations combining the mediums of music and art. She now concentrates on her abstract oil and encaustic paintings which explore the effects of time on the inner and outer landscape.





Past Residents











Omar Badrin

Bruno Billio

David Poolman

Sara Tilley

Audrey Hurd