Exhibition Launch: Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf
1 April 2016, 6pm - 9pm
6pm- Exhibition Tee-Off
Complimentary drink on arrival
DJ set in NAE Cafe Bar
Play a round of mini-golf
6.30pm- Welcome Speeches
Skinder Hundal, CEO of New Art Exchange
Darren Henley Chief Executive of Arts Council England
Doug Fishbone, Artist
NAE Cafe Bar closes and golf play ends
Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf, is a fully playable, miniature golf course, designed and made by 10 leading voices from the contemporary art world.
Doug Fishbone transforms NAE's galleries into a playful environment, taking visitors on an amusing and thought-provoking journey as they navigate an artist-designed mini-golf course. The artists include: 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 himself. 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 originally commissioned by EM15*, a collective of arts organisations from the East Midlands, for the #56 Venice Biennale.
Age range: All are welcome
Admission: Entry to the exhibition is FREE, and Leisure Land Golf can be played for a reduced rate of £1 during the launch event.