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A hole new course: Designs wanted for mini-golf

Art and architecture merge with miniature golf in this open call to create holes for the next Walker in the Rough–“ a new, temporary mini-golf course at the Walker Art Center. Walker in the Rough, which debuted in 2004, returns in 2008 to the grass that will house the Walker’s future park, on the western […]

Art and architecture merge with miniature golf in this open call to create holes for the next Walker in the Rough–“ a new, temporary mini-golf course at the Walker Art Center.

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Walker in the Rough, which debuted in 2004, returns in 2008 to the grass that will house the Walker’s future park, on the western edge of the museum. Your job, as a potential designer, is creating one of the 10 workable, playable holes that will dot the course. A panel of curators, artists, architects and one golf pro will judge the entries. Selected designers receive stipends of $3,000. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 14, 2008.

The course, which opens Memorial Day weekend and closes in early September, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Organizers are encouraging designers to create tie-ins to the traveling exhibition Design for the Other 90%, which comes to the Walker in spring 2008. Proposals should also address issues such as water, communication, shelter, transportation, and sustainability. Extra consideration will be given to holes made of recycled materials or materials that can be recycled.

Print or download an application here. For more info, contact Christi Atkinson, associate director of Education and Community Programs, at (612) 375-7572 or christi.atkinson@walkerart.org.

  • Is there a place to view the “winners”?

  • Emmet Byrne says:

    I don’t think we’ll be posting the winning sketches online. But you can check out the finished holes in real life this summer. And I’m sure we’ll post pictures then.

  • Steve says:

    There is a renewed interest in mini-golf. It is still one of the most family friendly times out. The price is still low and a nice way to spend time outside. Every classic course has to have the windmill hole. Just a thought.

    Steve