AN EXHIBITION to be held at Oriel Môn on February 3 will mark the launch of an innovative new app that will see artwork made accessible by smartphone.

The gallery, based in Llangefni on Anglesey, will be one of the first organisations in Wales to introduce the new Smartify app.

Smartify is a UK CIC (Community Interest Company) which first grew from four friends' enjoyment of visiting museums and encountering art.

It is a free, global app that allows users to access art collections via their smartphone.

They can access certain artwork, gain further information on the piece, and curate their own collection of favourites.

The National Library of Wales will also offer the service, which is available in ten languages including Welsh.

Oriel Môn says it is committed to offering access to its collections in a variety of different ways.

They believe that using the Smartify app will allow people to interact with the paintings without detracting from the experience of visiting a museum.

The gallery will be putting themselves on the map amongst other big institutions by introducing Smartify.

The Royal Academy in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museo Correr in Venice already use it.

The event on February 3 will coincide with the opening of Oriel Môn's latest exhibit - The Kyffin Williams "Celebrating a Centenary" archives, which will be open until July 1.

Ceri Williams, The Learning and Engagement Manager for Oriel Môn stated: “Oriel Môn is proud to be one of the first organisations in Wales to launch Smartify.

We hope that it will offer our visitors a new way to interact with our collections.

"It is hoped that it will inspire a new generation of young artists to enjoy and create art, which is a timely tribute to Kyffin Williams centenary legacy.”

Anna Lowe of Smartify added “ We are happy that the Smartify app will be launching in Oriel Môn and the National Library of Wales this year.

"We are excited to be able to offer the service in Wales and of course in Welsh too.

"At Smartify our ambition is to help people make meaningful connections with art and to support art organisations with audience reach and financial resilience.”

Once the app is launched, users can discover more about their favourite artists.