The Plas Heli Art Project by
Jessica Lloyd-Jones and Ant Dickinson

The Plas Heli Art Project is the work of north Wales-based artists Jessica Lloyd-Jones and Ant Dickinson and permanently illuminates the new National Sailing Academy and Events Centre, with lights changing colour and brightness in reaction to wind strength and direction.

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The artists have taken inspiration from the colours used in the Beaufort Scale – the system used to measure wind strength, essential for sailors the world over.

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The artwork uses energy efficient LED illumination in the main hall of the Sailing Academy and a wind meter mounted onto the roof of the building which provides data to the lights.

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As part of the project, Plas Heli also featured a specially designed projection mapping installation, which included images of Pwllheli’s sailing heritage, past and present, contributed by the community.

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The dramatic artwork scheme, funded by the Arts Council for Wales, is an eye-catching addition to the £8.9 million National Sailing Academy and Events Centre designed by Ellis Williams Architects, which has been built with support from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and Gwynedd Council.

Photography: Jessica Lloyd-Jones and EWA

http://www.jessicalloyd-jones.com

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