The University of Bristol is recognised as a world leader in vision research, spanning human and animal vision, artificial vision systems, visual information processing and the creative arts.

Bristol Vision Institute (BVI) is the home of vision science research in Bristol and has been successfully stimulating research interaction and collaboration in science, engineering, Arts and Medicine since its creation in 2008 with the aim of addressing grand challenges in vision research.

BVI Research

BVI's research is on developing a better understanding of the visual mechanisms and processes evolved in humans and other animals, and their translation to innovations in technology, medicine and the creative arts.

Please review the posters produced to accompany the Impossible Garden exhibition BVI research posters (PDF, 2,734kB)

BVI Events

Bristol Vision institute organises a number of workshops and conferences, frequently hosting international visitors and collaborators. Our regular events include our BVI Seminar Series, Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture and Vision Researchers Colloquium.  And read about our exciting collaboration with Luke Jerram, The Impossible Garden.

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For more information about BVI led research, our regular interdisciplinary seminars and public lectures please contact

The Impossible Garden

A unique collaboration with artist, Luke Jerram, exploring the edges of perception. 

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