Kathryn Ashill                             

Craig Y Nos

2010. Residency at Craig Y Nos Castle, Powys, UK.

Exhibition of documentation at Pontardawe Arts Centre, Wales, UK. 

The Craig Y Nos Performances were created in response to childhood memories of Craig Y Nos Castle and of the famous Victorian Opera singer Adelina Patti. Five site specific works were created whilst on residency at the castle in July 2010. The intuitive actions involved polishing wishing well coins , inviting people to one of the castle’s rooms for tea and stories about Adelina, hanging upside down from the rhododendron trees, inviting visitors to quote the singer in her famous Victorian theatre, then parting with the site by bidding farewell to the ornate white goats that guard the original entrance.

Film and photographic documentation was exhibited at Pontardawe Arts Centre in October 2010.

Photocredit: Joanne Sutton

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