The art project, entitled 'Traces', was a huge success with at least 60 cleaners turning up.
At the start of the current pandemic a bright spotlight shone on all key workers including cleaners.
Commissioned by Lancaster Arts and led by Venezuelan multidisciplinary artist José Garcia Oliva, this project encourages everyone to appreciate and recognise the vital role cleaning staff play in our day to day lives.
José Garcia Oliva said: "Now is a crucial time to acknowledge the role that cleaning staff have in keeping us going. The historical lack of recognition perpetuates this oppressive and hidden labour. After a pandemic, we now know how vital they are."
Director of Lancaster Arts Jocelyn Cunningham said: "Lancaster Arts has always been excited to work with the whole university community. José has brought a unique opportunity to engage with an often invisible, sometimes undervalued but absolutely critical part of our workplaces. All the more exciting for the chance to do this in the heart of the university – our library."
The final artwork will be installed within the university's library at a later date.