- New course launches Tuesday 17th May and is open daily from 12noon-6pm
- Course designed by internationally renowned art duo
- Free to play, an activity that’s perfect for all ages
London’s only free minigolf* is back for another season at Canary Wharf, just in time for summer. The colourful course has been designed by international artists Craig & Karl who have transformed Montgomery Square with their signature fun, bold and vibrant style.
The 9-hole minigolf course opens on Tuesday 17th May and is free to play from 12-6pm daily, welcoming families, friends and colleagues to take part in some exciting, healthy competition. Once a month the course will also open for evening play, ideal for an after-work game and available on 26th May, 23rd June, 18th August and 22nd September.
Craig Redman & Karl Maier, best known for their bold and playful style, designed the picture-perfect course with vibrant, joyful colours throughout and something new to see at every turn.
Designed to stand out even on grey days, the artistic concepts of the obstacles, balls and scorecards have been treated with graphic patterns from citric polka dots, and thick stripes to bright geometrical shapes.
Features include a neon orange jump ramp, pink and yellow chequered bridge and pop art style dotted obstacles. When viewed from above or from neighbouring buildings the course reveals a symmetrical design.
The artistic duo, who work collaboratively every day despite being based in New York and London respectively, met in Australia during their first year of college. Their incredible talent has led to commissions from global brands such as Adidas, Google and exhibitions at the Musée de la Publicité, Onassis Cultural Centre and Museum of Contemporary Art.
Karl Maier, of Craig & Karl, said: “We hope our design brings a sense of surprise and delight and ultimately enhances the experience of playing the course. The element of surprise is one of things we love about creating work for public spaces – encountering something in an unexpected context can make it quite powerful.”
Lucie Moore, Associate Director – Arts and Events at Canary Wharf, comments: “We’re delighted to have worked with Craig & Karl to welcome this year’s minigolf course at Canary Wharf in time for summer. Craig & Karl have a unique, vibrant and joyful style which will bring even more colour to the estate and is a wonderful addition to our ever-growing collection of artworks which can be explored by foot.”
The vibrant course joins Canary Wharf’s growing portfolio of free to enjoy events and artworks including London’s largest collection of outdoor public art, where 110 pieces can be found dotted around the Estate. When heading to the Crossrail Place Roof Garden visitors will walk the Adam’s Plaza Bridge where visitors will find Camille Walala: Captivated by Colour, and those heading to nearby Bank Street Park will find Yinka Ilori’s colourful basketful court, while the various parks play host to a range of impressive metalworks by Helaine Blumenfeld OBE.
Guests looking for a bite to eat can head to one of hundreds of bars, restaurants and cafés, including Wahaca, Caravan, Hawksmoor and Six by Nico, as well as the culturally diverse offerings at Atrium Kitchen in Cabot Place.
Click here to find out more about Canary Wharf’s Minigolf
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166