Join artist Dr Lisa Watts in conversation with Professor Siobhan Maclean as they discuss Watts’ artistic practice, alongside the current John Hansard Gallery exhibition My Crazy Family Golf.

Together they will explore ideas around Social Care practice and Artistic practice and how these two principles are intrinsically linked.

My Crazy Family Golf, is a participative project made by Lisa Watts and her father, Gordon Watts (referred to as ‘Dad’). The project tells Dad’s story of being the primary carer for his wife (Lisa’s Mum) for the majority of her adult life. Her complex mental illness has had profound effects on all the family and their relationships with each other. She has recently entered residential care and this project has grown from Lisa and Dad’s mutual desire to build something new that brought them closer. Together they have created a series of crazy golf holes, each including audio recordings of the family made during Dad’s years of caring. Visitors to My Crazy Family Golf are invited to play five holes of crazy golf, with a handmade golf club and score card to complete. Both fun and poignant, this project inspires visitors to reflect on their own family relationships, the nature of care, and the significance of those personal interactions.

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John Hansard Gallery is an internationally recognised contemporary art gallery in Southampton and are part of the University of Southampton and funded by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation.

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