Leisure Land Golf - York Art Gallery's Art Happens Campaign

 Doug Fishbone, SOS, 2015, installation at New Art Exchange, photo credit Bartosz Kali.

Help us strike a hole in one and bring cutting-edge contemporary art to the heart of York.

York Art Gallery need your help to bring Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf contemporary art installation to the city by supporting our Art Happens campaign.

Fully playable, this crazy golf course features themed holes each designed by a different world-renowned artist, including John Akomfrah, Doug Fishbone, Ellie Harrison, Yinka Shonibare, Hetain Patel, Reactor and Eyal and Ines Weizman.

The game offers an accessible and interactive way of engaging with contemporary art evoking political, social and economic concerns around the theme of leisure.

If successful, the course would be open from June to September 2017 with visitors able to see the course for free or even play a round for a small fee.

We need to raise £10,000 by 23 March 2017 and the installation can only go ahead with YOUR support. Not only will you be bringing a fantastic installation to York, but you can also choose a reward for donations of a set amount – take a look at our Art Happens page to see what’s available.

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‘Putt’ York on the map this summer – visit our Art Happens page to support this fantastic project.


Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf is a touring exhibition by New Art Exchange (NAE), Nottingham. The Exhibition was originally commissioned by EM15, a collective of arts organisations from the East Midlands, for the #56 Venice Biennale. Loaned with kind permission by the artist and New Art Exchange, Nottingham.