'Artists in Residence' exhibition (2016)
Some of Penrhyn's stories and shared history is not the easiest to broach. Therefore, when we asked three Artists in Residence to explore these subjects in order to form part of a new exhibition, we weren't quite sure what to expect. Their response is both enlightening and thought provoking to say the least.
Robyn Woolston, Lisa Heledd Jones and Joanne Wardrop's work includes video, audio, photographs, trade union banners and even a casino-inspired carpet, within the castle as well as in local venues in the local community. Focusig on Penrhyn's controversial local history and elaborate architecture.
This Artists in residency project, a three-year project in collaboration with the Arts Council of Wales, forms part of a wider project at Penrhyn to re-imagine the stories that are presented to our visitors.
Nerys Jones, General Manager at Penrhyn Castle explains why this project is so important to us:
“We are on a journey here at Penrhyn, a journey to re discover the stories that create an emotional impact on our visitors and to explore different ways of presenting these sometimes difficult stories"