MCIVERS A few weeks on the north shore has been just what Sonya Schönberger needed.
The Berlin, Germany-based artist, said the wide-open spaces of Newfoundland's rural communities are places where she can foster creativity.
"To come here, to be in nature ... it's a liberating time for my mind, for my energy and creativity," she said. "This creates a space of mind."
Schönberger completed a two-week artist's residency at Full Tilt Gallery, and displayed work she completed during her stay Sunday.
Schönberger first visited the gallery in 2007 and has been wanting to return to the province since.
She is currently living and working in New York City, and saw a residency at Full Tilt as a great opportunity to create works in a fresh environment.
Her exhibit at the McIvers gallery is a combination of installation pieces and photography, focusing on Newfoundland settlers, specifically women, and their identity and lineage.
"How did people get here? Why did they come here and how was the beginning," she said explaining her main inspiration for the exhibit.
Also exhibiting at the show, entitled Outer Space, is Schönberger's husband Christof Zwiener and gallery owner Collette Urban.
Zwiener also completed a two-week residency, and focused his art work around the Newfoundland and Canadian flags.
Schönberger and Zwiener are a few of over two dozen artists who have held residencies at the gallery since 2006.