Saturday and Sunday
Monday to Friday
Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists' Collective Inc. is Regina's Hub for Contemporary Indigenous Art Production, Presentation and Education. Sâkêwêwak is a Plains Cree word meaning, "they are emerging" or "they are coming into view". During the collective's formative period, the name was chosen to reflect the community's vision for an organization that would support the emergence of new challenges identifying current and historical reference points and exploring contemporary artistic concerns. Sâkêwêwak envisions a dynamic community of diverse artists who stimulate, share, exchange, engage and support the development of self-determined Indigenous art in a welcoming collaborative environment. Our mandate is to ensure that Indigenous artists within the city of Regina and surrounding areas are consistently provided with the space and environment that allows them to develop their self-determined artistic practices through critical exchange with their peers and audiences
Art Dates & Location
July 7th – August 31st
Wanuskewin Heritage Park
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J7
Mary Longman (Aski-Piyesiwiskwew) was born in Fort Qu’Appelle and is a Saulteaux band member of Gordon First Nation. She is an established artist who has been exhibiting nationally and internationally over a course of twenty seven years. Her artistic genres are sculpture/installation, drawing, digital media and book illustration. Her fine art has been exhibited in the most prestigious galleries in North America. Longman’s fine art works are in the collections of the McKenzie Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts and University of Saskatchewan. Mary Longman is a professor of Studio Art and Aboriginal Art History, and has held senior academic positions as Dean at the White Mountain Academy of Arts in Elliot Lake, Ontario and Department Head of Fine Art at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in Merritt, BC. She continues to actively exhibit her art work.
Mary Longman was curated by Sâkêwêwak.