Current Items of Interest...
We join the Newfoundland and Labrador artworld in mourning the death of Gerald Squires. Well-regarded and loved for his distinctive portrayals of the land and and its rocks, his passion for the Beothuk presence, and an engaging conversationalist, he will be missed. More...
The application period is now open for The Rooms and Landfall Trust 2016 Artist-in-Residence at Landfall's Kent Cottage. The application period closes November 1, 2015. See The Rooms website for more details.
Claire Wilkshire is an experienced editor, teacher, translator and writer based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Claire taught French and English at Memorial University for 15 years before moving into the freelance world in 2006. Please read more about Claire on the News & Events page.
The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery sponsored 2015 Landfall Artist-in-Residentwas Pamela Allen of Kingston, Ontario. Pamela is a full time artist and has been working in fabric since 2002. Please read more about Pamela on the News & Events page.
Peter Neary was born on Bell Island, Conception Bay, Newfoundland, and is a graduate of Memorial University and the University of London. This is Peter's second visit to Landfall. Please read more about Peter on the News & Events page.
Read about The 2014 Kent Centennial, a Commemoration of Rockwell Kent in Newfoundland and marking 100-years of Artist-in-Residence at Landfall's Kent Cottage, on the Kent Centennial page. Also, Join six authors and friends of Landfall in the spring 2014 issue of the Rockwell Kent Review, published by the Plattsburg State Art Museum, including articles from our own Milly Brown and Caroline Stone.
Treat a special friend to a signed limited edition fine-art print of Kent Cottage at Landfall by renowned Newfoundland artist Gerald Squires. Print sales directly support long-term preservation and conservation of the historic 200-year old Kent Cottage.
Landfall Trust of Brigus
Newfoundland and Labrador
The Landfall Trust is a registered charity established in 2005 through the legacy of the late Bradley Jacob Folensbee, Jr. (Jake).
The Trust owns and oversees the undeveloped 11-acre Landfall preserve, a provincial heritage site with its 200-year old Kent Cottage, in the coastal community of Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador, Jake’s seasonal residence for 51 years.
A lifetime educator and amateur artist, Jake’s passing wish was
that Landfall be a centre of lifelong learning opportunities for people and organizations to practice the arts and humanities recognizing and benefiting Newfoundland’s unique heritage.
The Landfall Trust’s Mission is to preserve the historic Kent Cottage, protect Landfall’s pristine natural environment and provide arts, cultural and educational activities.
The Trust provides seasonal Artists and Writers-in-Residence programs, conducts resident artist directed workshops and special events.
The Board of Directors serves on a volunteer basis and is supported by an Advisory Committee. They represent diverse skills and talents, including heritage preservation, the visual and literary arts, the surrounding community and its history, finance and fund development, and facilities conservation and management. All have an association with the community of Brigus and share Jake's vision.
The Trust is supported by its members, donations and the Landfall Press sale of resident artist fine-art prints. When not in use for its cultural and heritage activities, the cottage is rented as a pristine and historic weekly vacation retreat.
Please enjoy your visit to our website. Thank you for your interest in the Landfall Trust and its support of and contributions to the arts, education, cultural heritage and conservation of Landfall's historic Kent Cottage.
The Board of Directors
Landfall Trust, Inc.
The Landfall Trust Board of Directors at Kent Cottage. L to R: Tony Dearness (President) , Milly Brown, Dennis Flynn, Elizabeth Bourgeois (Vice-President, Finance), Marcia Spence, Sue Crichton (Secretary) and Andrew Crichton (past-President). Photo by Dennis Flynn. Not pictured: Margaret Morris, Nancy Earle, Caroline Stone and Robert Frampton (Vice-President, Facilities).
The Landfall resident artists and writers conduct community workshops, lectures and special events. Please watch our Facebook page and the website for future announcements on all Landfall Trust special events. Also...
To view the complete set of Landfall artist albums, please visit our facebook page, click on Photos, then Albums.
Read about past Landfall Artist and Writer-in-Residence on the Residencies page.
Canada Helps accepts donations on behalf of the Landfall Trust. Please donate, today!
See the Environment Canada, 7-day, Brigus area Weather Forecast . The time in Newfoundland and Labrador is: