Art installation recognises power of philanthropy

Crowds at the opening of a new art installation at UCL

This article first appeared in issue 6 of Portico magazine, published November 2019.

More than 260 guests, including UCL academics, staff and generous donors, gathered to witness the unveiling of the new Donor Wall at the heart of the Bloomsbury Campus. This striking art installation has been created by Slade School of Fine Art 2018 graduate Dr Sarah Fortais. It features aluminium and bronze cast hands of more than 60 of UCL’s most generous donors and recognises the power of philanthropy, and the transformational vision of those who give. Each hand is completely unique – some have been cast from the donors, other partners have chosen a representative from UCL’s community to have their hands cast on their behalf. The youngest hand cast is 15 years old and the oldest 99 years old. If you are on campus, do stop by the Wilkins Terrace and take a look.

Watch a video about The Donor Wall here

This article first appeared in issue 6 of Portico magazine, published November 2019.

This article first appeared in issue 6 of Portico magazine, published November 2019.

More than 260 guests, including UCL academics, staff and generous donors, gathered to witness the unveiling of the new Donor Wall at the heart of the Bloomsbury Campus. This striking art installation has been created by Slade School of Fine Art 2018 graduate Dr Sarah Fortais. It features aluminium and bronze cast hands of more than 60 of UCL’s most generous donors and recognises the power of philanthropy, and the transformational vision of those who give. Each hand is completely unique – some have been cast from the donors, other partners have chosen a representative from UCL’s community to have their hands cast on their behalf. The youngest hand cast is 15 years old and the oldest 99 years old. If you are on campus, do stop by the Wilkins Terrace and take a look.

Watch a video about The Donor Wall here

This article first appeared in issue 6 of Portico magazine, published November 2019.

This article first appeared in issue 6 of Portico magazine, published November 2019.

More than 260 guests, including UCL academics, staff and generous donors, gathered to witness the unveiling of the new Donor Wall at the heart of the Bloomsbury Campus. This striking art installation has been created by Slade School of Fine Art 2018 graduate Dr Sarah Fortais. It features aluminium and bronze cast hands of more than 60 of UCL’s most generous donors and recognises the power of philanthropy, and the transformational vision of those who give. Each hand is completely unique – some have been cast from the donors, other partners have chosen a representative from UCL’s community to have their hands cast on their behalf. The youngest hand cast is 15 years old and the oldest 99 years old. If you are on campus, do stop by the Wilkins Terrace and take a look.

Watch a video about The Donor Wall here

This article first appeared in issue 6 of Portico magazine, published November 2019.