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Digital Arts Residency in Twillingate


The Digital Arts Residency in Twillingate (DART) is a program developed through the Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival. The artist residency program gives practicing artists in digital media the time, space and freedom to make art while living in the historic town of Twillingate during the summer.

Artists in residence are provided a place to live and work, a contribution towards supplies, mentorship, connections, and the opportunity for community engagement. Emphasis is placed on the importance of immersion in the local culture and artists are expected to engage with the community.


There is a Photo Exhibition showcasing our current Artist in Residence Cory Babstock’s work throughout his residency which will be open to the public from July 24 to August 1 at the Blue Barrel Gallery Café here in Twillingate. If you’re in the area, be sure to come and take it in!



2021 Artists in Residence

Cory Babstock is a fine arts photographer and digital storyteller that has been capturing forgotten relics from Newfoundland’s past and giving them new life through his lens and screen. Many may know Cory Babstock through his social media channels as @OldBonesPhoto.



Rozalind MacPhail is a St. John’s-based performer, inspirational speaker, film composer and music educator. A classically trained flutist who grew up on Toronto Island, MacPhail left the classical music world at the age of 30 to embark on her flute looping adventures around the world.

During her artist residency, MacPhail has been creating audio-visual work inspired by the Twillingate Islands region and on September 17th, she officially  released her music video for NEVER LET GO which features footage of Twillingate and Joshua Jamieson’s touching film, WAITING OUTSIDE.
Watch the video here!


2020 Artists in Residence

Pierre LeBlanc Digital Arts Resident Twillingate
Pierre’s practice is the contemporary digital expression of sound art. It involves accumulating sensory data and transforming it with the use of effects, loops and layers. Pierre’s work generates from a simple act: selecting an auditory stimulus, making it audible by playing it, then building a structure around it intuitively. This stimulus can be texture, rhythm, voice or noise. The process is the product.





David Downton, Digital Arts Residence TwillingateDavid is a multimedia video artist with a background in filmmaking, 2D and 3D animation, glitch art, and photography. David’s work involves experimenting with and discovering new visual techniques by combining old obsolete analog hardware with modern digital technology. His practice is driven by a passion for discovering new processes, dissecting every pixel and reverse-engineering things to figure out new techniques, producing digital art as a byproduct of this learning process.