'Undod' by Lisa Heledd Jones

Lisa heledd Jones one of Penrhyn Castle's artists in residence

Undod by Lisa Heledd Jones features three strategically placed armchairs facing iconic and important locations in the history of Penrhyn Castle.

Undod by Lisa Heledd Jones features three strategically placed armchairs facing iconic and important locations in the history of Penrhyn Castle.

Lisa's art creates a space to take time to contemplate our shared histories
Undod installation by Lisa Heledd Jones
Lisa's art creates a space to take time to contemplate our shared histories

Lisa who has local family connections with the Castle and its history explains:

“In Penrhyn Castle, and at two sites on Bethesda's high street (Caffi Coed y Brenin and Siop Ogwen) you will be able to sit and listen to short stories made from the voices and sounds of local people and places.”

“The story that you hear in Penrhyn will be different to the stories you hear in Bethesda - though each will reflect on the relationship between the Castle and the community, both past and present.”

The fireplace at Penrhyn's Grand Hall, houses a lightbox inscribed with an often repeated and somewhat controversial  local saying which encapsulates the feeling of opression and duality still present amongst some local communities.

"You will be hung for stealing a sheep from the mountain, but for stealing the mountain you will be made a Lord."
Ligtbox Art at Penrhyn Castle
"You will be hung for stealing a sheep from the mountain, but for stealing the mountain you will be made a Lord."

By placing both the lightbox and the audio story where visitors start their journey, the voices and language of the local community are at the heart of what people experience when they step into Penrhyn Castle.
 

'Undod' (2016) runs from 28 April to 2 October, 2016 and is included in the price of admission.