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Exhibitions at Powis Castle

A Tiger in the Castle
One of the photographs from the ‘A Tiger in the Castle’ exhibition by artist Daniel Trivedy at Powis Castle and Garden. | © Dafydd Williams

From internationally renowned artists and talented designers, to stories of eras gone by and objects in focus, exhibitions at Powis Castle are wonderful experiences for the whole family. Whether you're a castle enthusiast or if you're just looking for a day out, find out what's coming up in the castle.

A Tiger in the Castle Exhibition at Powis Castle and Garden

Discover a new exhibition by award winning Welsh artist Daniel Trivedy, responding to Powis Castle’s colonial connection to India.

24 February – 31 May 2024

The ballroom adjacent to the Clive Museum at Powis Castle will host the new exhibition from the 24 February until 31 May. The exhibition features a series of photographic images, a video of a performance shot inside the castle and grounds last September and a filmed interview with the artist.

Also included in the exhibition is a writer's poetic response by Lauren Craig which unpacks deeper meanings behind the artist’s performance.

What you need to know

  • The exhibition will be open daily from Saturday 24 February to Friday 31 May.
  • See the exhibition in the ballroom from 11am to 4pm. Last entry 3.30pm.
  • There is no additional charge to see the exhibition, but normal admission prices apply.
  • There’s no need to pre-book.
  • If you’re planning to visit as a large group, please email to arrange it in advance.
An artist in a tiger outfit sits in the window of a bedroom in Powis Castle. In the foreground is an ornate four poster bed. The image is of one of the photographs shown in the new ‘A Tiger in the Castle’ exhibition by artist Daniel Trivedy at Powis Castle and Garden
One of the photographs from the ‘A Tiger in the Castle’ exhibition by artist Daniel Trivedy at Powis Castle and Garden. | © Dafydd Williams

The tiger acts as a powerful motif, connecting to the artist’s identity as a person of Indian descent and directly referencing objects in the South Asian Collection at Powis Castle. During the British colonisation of India, tigers were declared as vermin, leading to a significant decline in their population numbers.

Daniel’s work is an engaging and playful form of disruption. The exhibition aligns with the artist’s re-imagining of Powis Castle as a potential site of learning and social cohesion. The work has come about through a partnership between Artes Mundi, the international flagship visual arts organisation in Wales, National Trust Cymru and the artist.

The ballroom and Clive Museum are usually open from 11am to 4pm each day. Please check for any updates to open times before visiting and note that access to the museum and ballroom is via steps only.

Statue of Fame and Pegasus in the West Courtyard of Powis Castle and Garden, Powys, Wales

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Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Powis Castle and Garden on the National Trust Collections website.

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