so what is the first week project?

The First Week Project is a way to bring all of you together and introduce you to each other, the program and the community of Alfred. This year we have invited the international artists Joanna Wright and Alex Ashcroft to design and lead a week-long project called HUNT. You will all begin the week by bringing a special object and a map from your home town to class. This will help us think about where we come from and through discussions and presentations about maps and place, we will begin to explore how place influences us.

You will work individually and collaboratively with a number of art-making mediums including bookmaking and audio recording, and more! Each day the activities will be revealed, so check the blog for what you need to bring. We will be using the Turner Student Run Gallery for most of the week as well, a beautiful space you may have already noticed on the 3rd floor of Harder Hall. The artworks created during week, will be displayed in your first public exhibition here at Alfred. The opening will be Friday August 31 at 5pm and is open to all.