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Now You See It, Now You Don’t – The Art of Visual Deception Bertie Pearce Tuesday 02 April 2019

This is one of the quirkiest lectures you will ever hear. There is a universal delight in being deceived and this lecture takes the audience on a whistle-stop tour of art which fools, surprises and amuses the viewer.

Beginning and ending with the Belgian surrealist, Magritte, it encompasses Trompe L’eoil , Banksy, Bridget Riley, Arcimboldo and Escher to name a few. Hold on to your seats and get ready to be visually tried and tested.