The main entrance of Chapter in the distance, with some plants in the foreground.


ArtFund Brainwaves Tour



  • Type Contemporary Visual Arts

Friday 21 June, 11am – 2pm

Saturday 22 June, 11am – 5pm

On 21 and 22 June, we’re delighted to offer you the opportunity to see the impact art has on your brain. The new technology, which shows brainwaves in real time and in 3D, is brought to us by Art Fund – the national charity for art – as part of a UK-wide tour.

The project highlights how people’s brains are stimulated when they experience art in museums and galleries and aims to help answer the question of the fundamental value of art and the impact it has on us. Visitors of all ages are invited to take part by viewing our exhibition while wearing a headset that’s connected to an electroencephalogram (EEG) monitor. The outputs of their brainwaves as they react to the art are then visualised on-screen in 3D and real-time.

Visitors will be able to test the technology out for themselves in our gallery on 21 and 22 June. The tech will be available to try for free between 11am and 2pm on Friday 21 June and 11am and 5pm on Saturday 22 June. It’ll also be your last opportunity to see Adham Faramawy: In the simmering air and the flows of the undercurrent before the show closes on 23 June.

About Brainwaves

The Brainwaves experience has visited museums and galleries in Bath, Guildford and Wakefield, and will also be heading to Edinburgh and Warwickshire over the summer.

By illustrating the impact of art on our brains and emotions, Art Fund hopes to encourage people to visit museums and galleries with a National Art Pass, which allows you to enjoy free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic houses across the UK. This includes a 10% discount in our caffi bar.

For more information about the brainwaves tour, visit: Art on the brain - Art Fund

For more information about National Art Pass, visit: National Art Pass - Art Fund

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