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Perception Deception

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Does your brain play tricks on you? Is my reality the same as yours?

Questacon’s family-friendly Perception Deception exhibition explores how our sense of ‘reality’ is formed by our brains using sensory information—but our senses can sometimes deceive us!

Perception Deception consists of hands-on and multimedia experiences, each using perceptual tests and illusions to reveal how our brains edit, prioritise and even add information about the things and people around us. The exhibits cover themes of visual, audio, audio-language, tactile and social perception.

Perception Deception investigates how the brain interprets and reports information received from touch, sight and sound. We assume what we see, hear and feel is real, but our reality is really only our perception—and no two of us perceive things exactly the same way.

Dates: Friday 25 February 2022 – Sunday 12 June 2022 

Closed Good Friday 15 April

Times: 10am – 5pm daily 

Last entry 1 hour prior to closing so that there is enough time to experience the exhibition.

Cost: FREE
Bookings: No bookings required.
Age Group: ALL AGES. Recommended for ages 5–12 years although suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. 

Children must be supervised by an accompanying adult or carer at all times.

Note: Due to current COVID capacity restrictions, entry to the Gallery will be staggered to allow visitors to enter in safe numbers and allow for social distancing. Due to the popularity of this exhibition, wait times can be expected and visitors will need to queue. Timed ticketing or pre-booking is not available for this exhibition.

Find out more here https://www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/allevents/perception-deception/


Ipswich Art Gallery
(07) 3810 7222
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Ipswich Art Gallery
d'Arcy Doyle Place (between Brisbane and Limestone Streets)
Ipswich, QLD Australia
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