Lee Goreas

MINI GOLF – a social practice: H#8

Lee Goreas: Straight and Narrow

This public installation combines aspects of mini golf with regular golf. My approach to this project was design a hole that incorporated the natural and pre existing features of the site/landscape. I wanted to draw the audience’s attention to the mundane, sights and sounds of the location. My intention was to create a hole that was absurd, minimal, site specific, difficult to play and humorous. 

“I am not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomato’s they would have come up sliced” – Lee Trevino.

Playing Tips:

  • This is a par-2 hole
  • For a minimalist mini golf hole, this hole can be tricky.
  • Tee-off from the perimeter of the box.
  • Note: The concrete is sloped to allow for drainage, a hole-in-one does not require much force.

Lee Goreas is a Toronto based artist. He works in several mediums including photography, sculpture, drawing and digital video.  Lee is currently teaching as a sessional lecturer at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus in the Visual Arts Department. Over the past 20 years Lee has been the recipient of several arts grants from the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and the British Columbia Arts Council. Lee exhibits with and is represented by the Canadian gallery, BirchLibralato.


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6×6 is 1 of 11 installations by Associate Professor Elise Shelley’s ARCH 425 students. ARCH 425 is a 4th year course at Waterloo Architecture that investigates the modern designed landscape in connection with nature, social issues, and environmentalism.

Location: rare Charitable Research ReserveSite 11

Group Members:

1 Fish Zachary
2 Gray Braden
3 Kim Sung-Jun Mark
4 Moghaddam Matin
5 Wenzel Stephen


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Photographs Provided by the Artists courtesy of Waterloo Architecture.
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