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Astuwicuwon / It Flows Together


14 May 2022 - 3 July 2022


14 May 2022
3 July 2022


Within a yellow circle with red double curve motifs, three stylized figures stand in front of a rainbow at a river's edge. The larger figure in a red dress stands between two smaller orange figures. One has the letters "SLF" and the other has "CM" across their chest.

Astuwicuwon / It Flows Together

About this exhibition

Installed in the gallery’s entrance window, Astuwicuwon is a work of public art by Wolastoqiyik artist Amber Solomon. Symbolizing the interconnectivity of life, community, and environment, it showcases connection to Mi’kma’ki through images of the land and water, as well as double-curve motifs, which embody balance and unity. Red dresses honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and a rainbow represents two-spirited people and the rainbow community. Featuring Solomon’s beadwork, this exhibition extends the spirit of Astuwicuwon through a selection of work by Mi’kimaq artists Melissa Peter-Paul, Alan Syliboy, and Pauline Young.

Amber Solomon (she/her) is a proud Wolastoqiyik woman from Pilick (Kingsclear First Nation). She is currently studying at Mount Allison University working towards her Bachelor of Arts with a major in sociology and a double minor in Indigenous Studies and Canadian studies.

Image Gallery

Image: Amber Solomon Astuwicuwon, 2021, graphic design. Courtesy of the Artist.