Daniel Rumbolt has been awarded our First Community Sponsored Residency!
Through the generous support of Cox & Palmer, St. Michael’s Printshop has awarded Daniel Rumbolt, our first Community Sponsored Residency.
The Community Sponsored Residency Program asks local community partners to support a local artist by purchasing a yearlong rental at SMP on the artist’s behalf. Artists are given 24/7 access to our facilities and one year to freely create work without the burden of rental costs. In return artists contribute to the culture of SMP, offering mentorship and technical assistance to fellow printmakers. The program is a catalyst for creativity and community, and supports the operation of St. Michael’s Printshop, a linchpin of creative life in our province.
Daniel Rumbolt grew up on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, but now lives in St. John’s and works at Eastern Edge Gallery. His art practice reflects on memories of growing up in rural Newfoundland, and explores the reality of contemporary art practices stemming from personal rural influences.
“I plan to develop of a new series of relief, intaglio, and watercolour monotype prints during the year-long artist residency at St. Michael’s Printshop. The body of work will draw connections between the reliance of families living in rural Newfoundland and Labrador on sub-arctic wildlife, and my acceptance of mortality.” — Daniel Rumbolt
Did you know: Cox and Palmer has been a generous supporter of St. Michael’s Printshop since 1988? That’s pretty amazing!