The UK Campus Housing Mural Project began in the early nineties to add
color and personality to the interiors of the Residence Halls by applying graphics to the hallways as well as some laundry rooms, study rooms,
computer labs, TV rooms, recreation rooms, etc. Some UK Campus Cuisine locations also have murals or graphics. This successful project is a unique
feature to living on campus and it continues as a UK Campus Housing tradition. A complete catalog of murals, past and present, is available for
viewing. The catalog may be helpful when trying to decide on new mural ideas.
|About the UK Campus Housing Mural Artist|
The UK Campus Housing Mural Artists are qualified designers and painters
of large scale graphics and murals. Through out the years several artists, both UK students and graduates, have worked as mural painters for UK Campus
Housing. Hired part-time through UK Auxiliary Services Department, the UK Campus Housing Mural Artists are instructed by UK Campus Housing Staff.
|Policies to request a new mural|
- Must meet priority criteria:
- A 3/4 majority of the
residents living in the specified area must agree to having a new mural and must approve the artwork.
- All new mural requests must be submitted
by filling out the Mural Request form, include approved artwork or ideas for new mural, and attach a list of names for proof of 3/4 majority approval.
|Options available to residents requesting new murals|
- RAs and residents meet with the UK Campus Housing artist
to discuss new mural designs. The artist can suggest ideas and/or sketches to assist the RAs and residents in their decision for a new mural. Once a
decision is made on a new mural concept, the artist will design and paint the new mural after the RAs and residents approve and sign off on final
design draft. (RAs and residents may assist painting under artists supervision. refer to #4)
- RAs and residents may create
ideas for new mural themes/designs. RAs and residents then meet with UK Campus Housing Mural Artist. Artists will sketch their favorite idea and paint
the new design.
- Residents may submit their own designs in full color. RAs and residents meet with UK Campus Housing artists and
choose their favorite design. The artists paint the new design.
- Residents may submit their own designs for approval. If approved,
residents may paint their own murals under our UK Campus Housing artists supervision and proper approval. UK Campus Housing will supply all
materials. (Resident artist must submit completed designs in full color and signed contract of department guidelines. See
Mural Approval and Contract Form.)