Join the Queer Heritage Initiative of New Brunswick for a conversation about identity and creativity in artistic practice with UNB Artist in Residence (Fall 2019) Natalie Sappier (Samaqani Cocahq) and UNB Writer in Residence (Winter 2020) at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick (23 Dineen Dr., Fredericton).
Natalie Sappier (Samaqani Cocahq) is a Wolastoqiyik Indigenous multidisciplinary artist originally from Tobique, New Brunswick. A graduate of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Sappier’s paintings are deeply symbolic of her Wabanaki roots. Her dance/theatre performance “Finding Wolastoq Voice” debuted in March 2018. Sappier was the first UNB Artist in Residence since Bruno Bobak in 1965, where she created the performance “Stories of MAW: The One Time Maw was Born from Tall Tree Woman” during the Fall of 2019.
RM Vaughan is a Canadian writer and video artist living in Montreal. Vaughan’s essays, poems, fiction and drama are collected in over 60 anthologies and art catalogues. Vaughan also contributes cultural commentary and art reviews for a number of national and international newspapers and magazines. His video collaborations play in festivals and galleries around the world, and are included in the collections of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His latest video collaboration, “House Dress” recently toured Mexico as part of retrospective of queer video works. Vaughan was born in Saint John and raised in St. Martins and Quispamsis. He holds an MA from the University of New Brunswick, where he is currently Writer-in-Residence.
Event is free,donations will be accepted at the door in support of QHINB. Light refreshments provided. All are welcome.