Penrhyn Castle's Artists in Residence project timeline


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 eighty applications from across the globe to be part in the second phase of this 3 year collaboration with Arts Council Wales - 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 2017.

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.


Latest updates

07 Dec 15

The first artist arrives

Welcome Robyn Woolston to Penrhyn Castle, well to our sister site Plas Newydd in fact! As our flat is occupied for the moment she will be commuting across the Menai Strait for this week. We can’t wait to get started.

Robyn Woolston: an urban portrait