Plas Heli

Dec 02. till Dec 31.

The Plas Heli Art Project will be publically visible every night after dark from now until the end of IYOL 2015 on 31st December. Beyond this it has already been adopted as a permanent interactive light installation within this brand new Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre at Pwllheli. This new public art work will act as a new beacon drawing sailors and non-sailors alike towards this stunning new facility. It will also provide a wonderful dual focus both illuminating the coastal foreshore when looking east from the town towards the Snowdonia National Park, and also when seaward (afloat) looking north over the beautiful Llŷn Peninsula coastline and approach to Pwllheli harbour and marina via the Afon Erch.

Designed by architects EWA, the Plas Heli Art Project is the work of north Wales-based artists Jessica Lloyd-Jones and Ant Dickinson and will permanently illuminate the new facility, with the lights changing colour and brightness in reaction to wind strength and direction. The artists have taken inspiration from the colours used in the Beaufort Scale – the system used to measure wind strength and is essential for sailors the world over – and the installation will highlight the distinctive architectural design of Plas Heli. The artwork has been made possible by energy efficient LED illumination on the main hall of the Sailing Academy and wind meters mounted on the roof of the building. The launch event will also be an opportunity for those attending to see a specially designed projection mapping installation which includes images of Pwllheli’s sailing heritage, past and present, contributed by the community. The dramatic artwork has been funded by the Arts Council for Wales and promises to be an eye-catching addition to the £8.9 million National Sailing Academy and Events Centre, which has been built with support from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and Gwynedd Council. Further information can be found at:

Ian Banks,
December 2, 20152015-12-02T02:22:00 - December 31, 2015 2015-12-31T02:22:00
Pwllheli, United Kingdom