This Summer Fabrica presents ‘My Crazy Family Golf’, a participative project made by Lisa Watts and her father, Gordon Watts (referred to as ‘Dad’), including the short film, Dad Cares.
Visitors are invited to play five holes of crazy golf with a handmade golf club and a scorecard to complete, as well as additional tabletop games.
The artwork tells Dad’s story of being the primary carer for his wife (Lisa’s Mum) for the majority of her adult life. Mum’s complex mental illness has had profound effects on all the family and their relationships with each other. At the time of making the work Lisa’s mum entered residential care and this project grew from Lisa and Dad’s mutual desire to build something new to bring them closer together.
Fun and poignant, My Crazy Family Golf asks us to reflect on our own family relationships and the nature of care.
My Crazy Family Golf was produced by John Hansard Gallery, is supported by research and development funding from Arts Council England, a work-in-progress workshop session at Fabrica in 2020, and the Blast Theory artist residency programme in 2019.
Free entry, donations welcome
When: 16th July - 28th August, Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm - 6pm
Where: Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG (entrance on Ship Street) - click here for directions.
Find out more at: www.fabrica.org.uk/my-crazy-family-golf
Other Fabrica events: http://www.fabrica.org.uk/events