Exhibitions in the Octagon Gallery
The Octagon Gallery, on the ground floor of the Wilkins Building, directly under the dome, provides a prominent new space for changing exhibitions highlighting UCL’s current research in a creative and visually stunning way, and showcasing UCL’s rich collections. From 2013, exhibitions in the gallery will be chosen through twice yearly competitions. Each exhibition will run for six months.
Current exhibition: Model Translations
The first ever exhibition in the Octagon Gallery is Model Translations. This exhibition showcases objects – some never displayed before – from the art, anthropology, archaeology, engineering, pathology and zoology collections. These objects reveal creative encounters and explorations between scholars and the natural and made environment, but at times materialise world views that are problematic and difficult to reconcile today. Five of UCL's Mellon Fellows – Antony Hudek, Sarah Byrne, Federica Mazzara, Richard Mole and Claire Thomson – have chosen a selection of objects that speak to, and translate, different aspects of their own research. This exhibition is supported by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation of New York.