York is hoping to land a hands-on art exhibit that is definitely not par for the course.
Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf is part crazy golf course, part artwork. And with your help it could be coming to the garden behind York Art Gallery this summer.
The exhibit is a fully playable mini golf course with each hole designed by a contemporary artist.
The seven holes include one where you play the ball up a ramp into the mouth of a squatting figure. Another sees you putt past a stricken cruise ship – see below for a hole-by-hole guide.
First shown at the Venice Biennale in 2015 it aims to provide fun for all the family – while connecting players with important cultural topics, including migration, global warming and globalisation.
Go on – chip in
To bring the golf course to the Artists Garden this summer, York Art Gallery needs to raise £10,000 through the Art Fund’s crowdfunding platform Art Happens – by March 23.
To donate to the cause head to the Art Fund fundraising page
Artist Doug Fishbone said: “The Artists Garden is a beautiful and unique space that would provide a fantastic backdrop to the artworks.
“I really hope the campaign is successful and that the course becomes a fun, interesting and thought-provoking addition to the Gardens over the summer months.”
Senior curator of art at the gallery Laura Turner described Leisure Land Golf as an “interesting and innovative artwork which we would love to bring to York”.
She said: “The crazy golf course offers an accessible and interactive way of engaging with contemporary works of art by highly respected international artists.
“We think it would be a very popular and fun installation for the Artists Garden this summer.”
There are a range of rewards for those who give to the crowdfunding campaign – see below for more details.
There are a range of rewards for those who donate to the campaign to bring the golf course to York.
These include exclusive totes bags, prints, an invite to an exclusive evening private view and a round of crazy golf with the artist himself.
To play the course will cost £3, but most rewards include a free round of golf.