Penrhyn Castle appoints three new artists in residence

Published : 02 Dec 2015

From Monday the 7th of December, Penrhyn castle will become home once again to three exciting new artists, briefed to delve into Penrhyn’s past.

Penrhyn is the first National Trust property to benefit from a new, three-year collaboration between National Trust Wales and Arts Council Wales to bring ‘live’ art and artists into contact with an historic setting and its visitors.

Following the success of the initial phase of the Artists in Residence project, the team at Penrhyn received over seventy applications from across the globe to be part in the second phase of this 3 year collaboration with the Welsh Arts Council - from which three artists have been chosen.

Lisa Heledd Jones, Robyn Woolston and Joanne Wardrop will begin in December and will work within the castle and in the community on a part-time basis until the end of April 2016.

The Brief

To tell some of the previously untold histories of the site through their art, to delve into Penrhyn’s past, the difficult history that surrounds the Castle and reframe them for a 21st century audience.