Skip to main content

'Sensing the Unseen: Step into Gossaert’s Adoration', mobile edition

Inspired by the ‘sonified painting’ at the heart of our exhibition 'Sensing the Unseen: Step into Gossaert’s Adoration', this interactive mobile experience can be enjoyed at home or wherever you are.

Explore and zoom into six scenes from Gossaert’s ‘The Adoration of the Kings’ to see the painting’s intricate detail and immerse yourself in a world of interactive sound.

Listen as six short poems in the voice of Balthasar, one of the Three Kings, bring to life the painting’s timeless themes of rupture, transformation and renewal.

This experimental experience has been optimised for use on mobile devices.

(Android versions 10 and above)

Launch on iOS

(iOS versions 14 and above)

Accessing the Experience

You will need headphones and a good Wi-Fi connection or strong mobile signal.

We recommend Wi-Fi to avoid data costs.

On your device in Chrome or Samsung Internet browsers click the relevant launch button. (‘Launch on Android’ or 'Launch on iOS).

If you are reading this on desktop or tablet, scan this QR code with your mobile to access the experience.


Thank you to the Gallery professionals and independent creatives who made this experience possible.

Emma McFarland, Project Lead and Concept Design
Susan Foister, Curator
Nick Ryan Studio, Sound Design and Composition
Debbie Brooks, Developer
Theresa Lola, Poetry
Alex Clark, User Interface and UX Design
Clementine Vaughan, Digital Project Management



Sensing the Unseen
Step into Gossaert's 'Adoration'
A new digital experience
Be surrounded by the sights and sounds of his 500-year-old masterpiece
Find out more