An Exhibition that will make you think – PLUS win a guided tour!

Affecting Perception: Art & Neuroscience

2nd – 31st March

03 Gallery, Oxford Castle, Oxford

The House We Live In - 2012 - Jon Sarkin (1)

If you’re looking for something that will get your brain going this year, save the date for this intriguing exhibition at the 03 Gallery in Oxford. Set up by the AXNS Collective, this exploration of art, creativity and neurological disease will most definitely give you some food for thought!

Affecting Perception: Art & Neuroscience is an exhibition that has been put together to explore various forms of art that are related to neurological disease, creativity and the neural basis of visual perception. It features the works of artists who have been affected by neurological conditions alongside displays of contemporary art that has been inspired by discoveries in neuroscience.

There are 9 artists whose work features in this exhibition, each of them having suffered from a neurological condition that has affected their work and the way they see the world. As an accompaniment, there is also a series of talks that show the artists in conversation with neuroscientists and psychologists who have specialist knowledge of their experiences.

The AXNS Collective, the group which has organised and curated the exhibition, is currently fundraising for the production of a catalogue to commemorate the event. As a registered Community Interest Company, the collective will donate all profits made from the sales of this catalogue to the charity Headway, a fantastic organisation that that provides art therapy groups across the country for people with brain injuries.

If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, visit and follow the link to their Crowd Funder page.

Affecting Perception: Art & Neuroscience is funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Wates Foundation, and is supported by the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford.

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About The AXNS Collective

The AXNS Collective was set up by a group of recent graduates from the Arts & Sciences, all with an interest in public education and the discussion between disciplines. It was founded in 2011 by Cosima Gretton and Martha Crawford with the aim to combine the members’ backgrounds in medicine, curating, production and community engagement to facilitate the organisation of inspiring events. These events focus on the growing field of neuroaesthetics, driving public discussion of a variety of relevant topics and giving access to academic learning.

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Entry to the exhibition itself is free of charge, so the AXNS Collective are offering one lucky reader a guided tour for yourself and four friends! To win this personal guided tour for 5, simply answer the question below:

What is the title of the exhibition?

Send your answer along with your name and contact details to (Subject: AXNS Collective, Closing Date: 20th February)


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