A public art project focused on IVF egg donation could soon be coming to a space near you.
Acclaimed artist Stuart Semple recently spoke to the Bournemouth Echo about his latest project – six large outdoor installations which will pop up in cities across the UK on Thursday, September 1st.
The series, called ‘Something Amazing’ was commissioned by The Fertility Partnership and we partner with all of their clinics to provide the IVF programmes. We offer a 2 and 3 Cycle Refund Programmes as well as our Multi-Cycle Programme. To find out more about our programmes Click here.
The aim of the art project is to raise awareness of infertility and egg donation. Every year thousands of women go abroad for egg donation treatment as there can be long waiting lists in UK clinics. Approximately 1,100 woman donated their eggs in the UK in 2013, which is the latest publicly available data from the HFEA.
In addition to the large pieces of art on display in Southampton, Oxford, Chelmsford, Glasgow, London and Nottingham, Mr Semple has created 1,000 limited edition screen-prints which will be given to members of the public. He hopes that this will inspire people to talk about the selfless act of donating.
He told the paper: “Hopefully the project will be uplifting, bringing a little unexpected happiness to people’s mornings! But importantly, I’m also hoping of course that these temporary public sculptures, and the art pieces that we are giving away, will encourage some important discussions about egg donation and fertility.”
If you happen to be in any of these cities and see one of the art works please share a photo on Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to see them all. And good luck to those hoping for one of the free art pieces. Mr Semple’s work is owned by the likes of Sienna Miller and Noel Gallagher and can sell for as much as £300,000.
Our team are on hand to chat things through if you’d like to know more about our programmes. You can contact us Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm Get in Touch . As always, we wish you the very best of luck in your fertility journey.