Eyes, Lies & Illusions

Journey to a dark and mysterious world where nothing seen is what it seems.

Combining spectacular new illusions with four centuries of rare optical toys and puzzles, discover how the moving image captivated us before cinema was even invented. 

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Exhibition Open Daily 10am - 6pm
Thursday 2 November 2006 - Sunday 11 February 2007
Full $12 Concession $8
Family $30 (2 Adults and 2 Children, additional children $4 each)


Arranged in seven magical chapters, Eyes, Lies & Illusions explores the art and science of visual perception from the Renaissance to the present day. Developed from the groundbreaking exhibition held at the Hayward Gallery, London, the exhibition includes over 500 objects and images from the astonishing collection of German filmmaker Werner Nekes. The exhibition also features spectacular works by international and Australian contemporary artists who have been inspired by the spectacle of optical illusions.

Keep your ticket! Your ticket to Eyes, Lies & Illusions lets you book your place at an exciting range of talks and workshops

A landmark catalogue accompanies the exhibition, featuring over 200 pages of colour images and essays.


Thu 2 Nov 2006 - Sun 11 Feb 2007, 10am - 6pm
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