QUAD Gallery will be open late for four evenings in July and August, for a chance to play Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf course after work or with the family. Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf is a fully playable, ten-hole artist designed mini golf course.
The golf course is the latest exhibition on display in QUAD Gallery, taking visitors on an amusing and thought-provoking journey throughout the Summer Holidays. The installation uses the fun and accessible game of mini-golf as a powerful tool for questioning the leisure industry and society's compulsion for consumption whilst also addressing other important cultural topics from migration to global warming and globalisation. Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf was commissioned and shown at the 56th Venice Biennale by EM15, a collective of arts organisations from the East Midlands, which included QUAD. The artists who have designed the ten holes are: Turner Prize nominee, Yinka Shonibare MBE, John Akomfrah OBE, Hetain Patel, Yara El-Sherbini, Ellie Harrison, Candice Jacobs, Lindsay Seers, Eyal Weizman, Reactor and Doug Fishbone.
Leisure Land Late Nights take place in QUAD Gallery on Thursdays 7th & 14th July and 4th & 25th August until 9:00pm.
Artist Doug Fishbone will be in QUAD on 23rd July to give an informal talk in the Gallery in July. Known for the use of humour in his work, Doug Fishbone will lead a tour of the exhibition, playing each hole and discussing the key themes on the way.
A Round of Golf with Doug Fishbone takes place in QUAD Gallery on Saturday 23rd July, at 12 noon and again at 2:00pm. The event is free and open to all.
Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf is on display in QUAD Gallery until Sunday 4th September 2016. The exhibition is free to view, to play the course, the cost is £2 per play, (£1.50 concessions) or £5 for families. Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf at QUAD is supported by Balls2Marketing. www.balls2marketing.co.uk
Photo by Charlotte Jopling