First public sharing of new MAW work-in-progress at UNB

The UNB Art Centre invites you to witness the first public sharing of Wolastaqiyik Indigenous ArtistSamaqani Cocahq’s (Natalie Sappier) new work-in-progress entitled MAW in Memorial Hall’s auditorium on November 7, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 pm.  This will be presented in collaboration with movement director Possesom Paul. An artist talk will follow the performance.

MAW is a compilation of stories inspired by family, community and ancestral landscapes. MAW is a two-spirit being who travels in different times, entering different bodies and different landscapes unknowingly on a quest for understanding community history, upbringing and the magic of land connection.

MAW will be part of the Native Earth Performing Arts Weesageechak Festival in Toronto on November 20.  For more information about this festival please visit  After being workshopped at this festival, MAW will be performed at Memorial Hall on December 5.

The UNB Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of artsnb to assist with the residency of Samaqani Cocahq (Natalie Sappier) and the production of her new work.

The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton.  The galleries are open 9 am – 4 pm weekdays and for special events.  Because of special programming this fall, we will resume Thursday evenings in 2020.  Admission is free to members of the public. Everyone welcome!

Lori Quick

Artistic & Graphics Coordinator • College of Extended Learning • UNB Art Centre
 T: 506 453-4623

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Territorial acknowledgement: We recognize and respectfully acknowledge that UNB sits on unsurrendered and unceded traditional lands of Wolastoqiyik.

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