Introspect: a nature residency is a low-tech residency; a return to the simplest forms of creation. The residency has a focus on the essentials, eliminating all potential distractions by limiting the use of screens and other technologies, to focus entirely on the process of creation.

The artists are selected by a peer jury, and come from all around the province, encompassing multiple artistic disciplines. Introspect: a nature residency is a biennial residency that began in 2022.

Introspect 2024

The second iteration of Introspect: a nature residency will be held in collaboration with Parks NB, and will bring together five artists in Mount Carleton Provincial Park to work on a personal project and a community creation. The artists will have the experience of having two dedicated weeks without distraction to work on their art, taking inspiration from the beautiful, picturesque setting of the park.

Learn more about the resident artists for 2024 here.

Join us for Open Studio Day on Saturday, June 15th, 2-4 pm in the park to meet the artists and see a brief presentation of their work.

Introspect 2022

In 2022, the five selected artists (Tomo Ingalls, Melissa Kennedy, Leah Wilton, Danielle Smith, and Jesse Mea) stayed in rustic shelters of Herring Cove Provincial Park on Campobello Island, taking inspiration from the beautiful, picturesque setting and creating art.

You can see the group project from 2022 here.