A Tiger in the Castle Exhibition at Powis Castle and Garden

Powis Castle and Garden
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24 February – 3 November 2024

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


The ballroom adjacent to the Clive Museum at Powis Castle will host the new exhibition from the 24 February until 3 November. 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.


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. To ensure everyone can view the exhibition, an electronic tablet will be available on the ground floor offering a digital presentation of photographs.

What you need to know 


  • The exhibition will be open daily from 24 February to 3 November.
  • 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 powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk to arrange it in advance.