Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw

The project aims to develop an iOS and Android mobile application which utilise new iBeacon technology to deliver extra information to visitors to arts exhibitions at Plas Glyn y Weddw. Small iBeacon devices called Estimote Beacons will be placed throughout the exhibition space. The beacons emit a low energy bluetooth signal which will trigger off multimedia content on visitors’ mobile devices which run the app. Free wifi at PGYW will allow users to download the exhibition app to their devices, though we will also offer a tablet for hire or loan to visitors.


Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw is situated in Llanbedrog, between Pwllheli and Abersoch, on the Llyn Peninsula. It first became a public arts venue in 1896 and is today recognised as Wales’ oldest art gallery. The venue is today owned and run by an independent charitable trust, managed by a Board of trustees. The Gallery Director heads a small team of staff, suported by 70 volunteers.

Coleg Menai is also partners in the project. The Art and Design Programme Area at Coleg Menai consists of full time provision from level 1 Visual Arts through to full BA Honours in Fine Art at degree level 6

Technical Partner

Cwmni Da’s digital team share over 60 years experience in multimedia production. In 2012, the team won a nationwide NESTA competition to develop a suite of hyperlocal products for the ‘Destination Local’. The resulting ‘Papur Dre’ project led to the company being nominated for an Inspire Wales award. The team has published several iOS and android apps, and numerous websites and multi-platform projects including ‘Dymafi.tv’ which was shortlisted in the Celtic Media Festival. The team specialises in bilingual development and location-aware applications, utilising Cwmni Da’s television production services to create professional video content

Research Leads