Works on Water will host a residency for artists, writers, designers and researchers working on, in and with water. Studios will be open to the public on the weekends with rotating interactive projects and exhibitions in the main space. The work exhibited aims to deepen the experience of visiting the Island by connecting visitors to the waterways that surround us.

Saturday 10/26 and Sunday 10/27 - Rise All Boats
Visual artist Sarah Olson and writer Khadija Kamara invite the public to help create the pilot installation of RISE ALL BOATS: A World Water Map during the weekend of October 26th and 27th. Members of the public are invited to chart their own personal and ancestral path of migration (known or speculative) onto a hand-painted cylindrical world map. The map focuses on the idea of water as geography and migration as fluid.

RISE ALL BOATS will be installed on the front lawn of Works on Water all weekend. There, visitors can add their personal and ancestral paths of migration directly onto the map using pins and string. In addition, Olson and Kamara will record those who wish to share their stories through oral interviews.

Daily - Paper Trail Walking Tour
The Governors Island Geocaching & Archaeological Society (GIGAS) is pleased to announce that their new walking tour, Paper Trail, has launched. Paper Trail is a free self-guided walking tour of Governors Island’s most bizarre buried finds. During this short walk, participants will get a chance to look at some fascinating documents and materials that have been discovered on the island while visiting the sites where they were dug up.

The Paper Trail walking tour will take an estimated 20-30 minutes from beginning to end. To access the tour, participants can either visit the GIGAS headquarters at Nolan Park House 5B (Works On Water House) to get a print copy of the map and tour. Their office, located in the 1st Floor Dining Room, is open Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 pm. Alternately, participants can download a free app to take the tour at any time.

October residents:

Tessa Grundon, Eve Mosher, A.E. Souzis, Christina Catanese, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Cory Tamler, Willa Carroll

Past 2019 residents:

June: Asya Graf, Magali Duzant, Edmund Mooney, /rive (Samara Smith, Ashok Basawapatna, Laura Chipley), Susannah Ray, Nicki Pombier Berger, Sarah Nichols, Melissa F. Clarke

July: Sto Len, Clarinda Mac Low, Meredith Drum, Nathan Kensinger & Nate Dorr, Rejin Leys & Mary Giamo, David Andree, Jean Carla Rodea, Supriya Wheat

August: Alex Branch, Gab Cody/Sam Turich/Philip Sanchez, Sarah Cameron Sunde, Art Jones, Elizabeth Velazquez, Cody Ann Hermann, Vered Engelhard, Sherese Francis

September: Miriam Belblidia and Chenier Kliebert, Mariam Abazeri, Maggie Haslam, Killian Quigley, Carolyn Hall, Leah Harper

Getting there
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Saturday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm