ART ON THE EDGE: NEWFOUNDLAND ARTS & CRAFTS
July 15 - 24, 2013
In the past decade, Newfoundland has grown from a hidden gem to an international destination. This is the moment to see our most eastern province. The Burlington Art Centre in conjunction with WorldwideQuest has put together a ten day tour that covers the vibrant art scene and history of St. John’s, combined with the countryside, bays and outports of the Avalon Peninsula.
With the influx of oil revenues the old ways are vanishing, being replaced with modern trends. For us, this means dining in the new restaurants that have sprung up in the last few years, then on to an evening of music and song in one of many locals. Our stay in St. John’s will include a private tour of Government House, The Rooms (provincial art centre), an afternoon walking tour of the historic city centre, and a morning of gallery hopping. There will be plenty of time to wander the streets with their jelly bean painted houses, browse the book stores and craft shops of Duckworth Street, and have a “Dark ‘n Dirty” in The Crow’s Nest.
We will then set off to see the countryside with a visit to Trinity Bay, where we will see The New Founde Land Historical Pageant and guided walk, visit the lighthouse at Bonavista, and spend a night on Woody Island in Placentia Bay with great local food and a bonfire on the beach. Along the way, we will visit other sights ranging from the quaint communities where “The Shipping News” was filmed to whale watching in the bird colonies of Witless Bay.
Join us! Our tour will be led by BAC curator Jonathan Smith. Our trip has been planned under the watchful eye of Louise Cooke, a proud daughter of “The Rock”, who has made sure that we will see some of the sights that only an islander would know. We will experience the art and craft scene, so much a product of that distinct culture and the land and sea that made it……two worlds in one place, half way to Europe but all Canadian.