Croydon artist-designed crazy golf course to open on Friday 18th July

By - Tuesday 15th July, 2014

What can a crazy golf course offer (besides the chance to have fun)? This is the question the Putt Putt art installation, brainchild of Turf Projects, will be setting out to answer on the Ruskin Square site, alongside East Croydon station.

Crazy golf will meet art at Ruskin Square Croydon. Photo provided by Turf Projects and used with permission.

Release begins: The crazy golf course has always proved to be of interest to artists, designers and creative groups because of its simple functionality: being that all the player has to be able to do is hit the ball into the hole. This provides countless opportunities for the creators to produce highly ambitious holes, with turrets, mounds and any other follies. This year the artists are taking this concept one step further, some of which are taking the traditional principles of the crazy golf format and re examining it. What criticality could the crazy golf course offer aside from having fun? This is the question that Putt Putt #2 proposes.

Putt Putt #2 is an exhibition of newly commissioned work that takes the form of a crazy golf course. Located in the heart of Croydon, the exhibition brings together artists from across the country to provide a critical and accessible approach to contemporary art practice. The exhibition follows on from the success of its predecessor Putt Putt, which was held in Exchange Square, Croydon in 2013. The most recent incarnation is now based in a new location that offers the artists and the public a new challenge, thus producing more ambitious results. The holes will be constructed using a variety of materials including marine plywood, pulped cardboard, concrete and glass, to produce a stunning backdrop to the traditional game of crazy golf.

Throughout Putt Putt #2 there will be family friendly workshops and events dedicated to fostering team building and networking amongst Croydon’s businesses and artists.

Preview: Friday 18th July 5-9pm
Open 19th July – 30th August 2014
Wednesday to Saturday, 11am-5pm
as well as by appointment for special events

Platform, Ruskin Square, Lansdowne Walk, CR0 2BX
off the new footbridge at East Croydon train station, Croydon.

Release ends.

Release provider: Turf Projects



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