Students begin work on public mural

Students from the University have began work alongside renowned artist Rob Draper and external volunteers to create a public art mural with a focus on inclusivity.
The University has began work on the development and production of a mural for the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Building / Green Self Storage Site. Under creative director Rob Draper and Head of Department Ree Han, students within the School of Art have been invited to partake in this live brief that will result in the creation of a public art piece in a prominent position, not only used by students of the University, but the wider Worcester community. 
Students will learn how to manage commercial projects and get to work with an internationally known artist from research to the final production. The research so far has involved many aspects of the City of Worcester, Art and Health agenda, and inclusiveness. Careful consideration has been placed on this, with design and user experimentation directly involving local schools and colleges for additional needs. Various companies in building and construction have also been consulted for materials and printers for braille options, some of whom have been kind enough to sponsor the project with their facilities and advice. 
Eight students from Fine Art, Graphic Design, Game Art, Illustration, and MA Creative Media, plus volunteers from the Regency High School and the New College will be working on site. The project started in mid-November 2023 and the planning meetings have taken place every week on Tuesdays at the University’s Art House since then.
The project’s aim is to complete the finished artwork by mid-April, with work scheduled to start on April 10th. 

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