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We have four, beautiful Maritime residencies in:

  • Lunenburg
  • Dartmouth
  • New Glasgow
  • Sydney


We are always available to discuss partnerships with communities in the province to provide more residency opportunities for our graduates. Contact Linda Hutchison if you are interested in becoming a partner or to learn more about the Community Studio Residency Program.

Contact us:

Andrew Neville
Public Projects Coordinator
902-494-8223
aneville@nscad.ca

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do”.   Edgar Degas

Lunenburg

The Town of Lunenburg, on Nova Scotia’s south shore, is a world-renowned heritage site and artist haven. The Residency Studio is housed at 40 Duke Street, in the site of the former fire hall.

Facilities

FACILITIES
• Adjacent shared
accommodation
• Onsite Bartlett kiln
• Storage available
• Garage door access to studio
• Off-street parking

Partners

Our residency is partnered with the town of Lunenburg and The Makery.

Dartmouth

The Dartmouth Residency offers easy access to local schools and NSCAD campuses. Based at the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning (aka the Bridge Centre for Arts and Technology), the Residency Studio is located at 50 Queen Street.

Facilities

  • Secure, 24-hour access
  • Some storage space available
  • Public space on ground floor for displays of work
  • Naturally lit third floor loft

Partners

We partner with the Bridge Centre for Arts and Technology

New Glasgow

An hour’s drive from Truro, New Glasgow is a small community with a range of arts opportunities. The Residency Studio is located in the same building as the Regional Library at 142 Dalhousie Street.

Facilities

Brand new Bartlett kiln
• Studio space (with natural
lighting) for 3 artists
• Ample storage
• Access to library equipment
• Downtown location

Partners

• Town of New Glasgow
• Community Art Room
• Eventide Art Gallery
• Velsoft Inc.

Sydney

At the northern tip of Nova Scotia, Sydney is home to a range of craftspeople and artisans specializing in historical art practice. The Sydney Resident works out of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design at 182 Charlotte Street.

Facilities

• Fully equipped studio space
and access to the Centre’s
facilities
• Featured profile and media
focus as Artist-in-Residence

Partners

We partner with the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  Pablo Picasso

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LUX HABRICH, LUNENBURG
BFA (Interdisciplinary) 2015

Lux Habrich is originally from Montréal, QC, and graduated with an Interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD University. Lux employs the immensely healing qualities in craft processes (ceramics and textiles) to record a personal history of inherited trauma. Committed to expressing social justice issues and participating in support work, Lux externalizes intense internal grievances, to open up collective issues and qualities of larger community struggle to receive moments of healing and empowerment.
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MARLEY JOHNSON, LUNENBURG

BFA (Painting) 2014

Marley Johnson completed his BFA at NSCAD University with a focus in painting.

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SARAH MACLEOD, SYDNEY

BFA (Interdisciplinary) 2015

Sarah MacLeod is a Halifax-based artist who has completed her BFA at NSCAD University. Sarah’s current practice is focused in using video projection and installation in conjunction with experimental textile work and soft sculpture. Thematically, Sarah’s work critically examines the aesthetics of girlish childhood nostalgia while deconstructing darker underlying themes of chronic/mental illness, familial relationships and how these concerns shape identity.
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CAITLIN MCGUIRE, DARTMOUTH

BFA (Interdisciplinary) 2015

Caitlin McGuire  is an emerging painter and illustrator from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She received her BSc from St. Francis Xavier University in 2009 and completed her BFA at NSCAD University in May 2015. Caitlin’s work is playful, conveying her vibrant point of view through her use of colour and perspective. She enjoys engaging with youth to help them develop problem-solving skills through the practice of making art. Caitlin’s most recent paintings examine urban landscapes and how people engage and interact with them.

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