Patterns of Beauty

Event Details


Join neuroscientist Semir Zeki, philosopher Barry Smith and artists Conrad Shawcross and Giulia Ricci in this multi-sensory, multidisciplinary evening at the historic Art Workers’ Guild, to explore the role patterns play perceiving beauty in art.

Semir Zeki, pioneer of the field of neuroaesthetics, opens this two-part event sharing his wealth of knowledge on why humans seek the experience of beauty and what is happening in our brains in those moments – illustrated in real time by live music and a selected gallery of artworks.

Next, Professor Barry Smith leads a conversation on how philosophers, scientists, artists and the brain itself depend on patterns to understand, explore, create and sense beauty.

Tickets: £8 (£6 conc)

This will be an online event via zoom. Ticket holders will be contacted a few days prior to Patterns of Beauty with details of how to watch the event digitally.

Patterns of Beauty