VISUAL ARTS AUSTRALIA

Melbourne Art Trams

October 2017—April 2018

Yarra Trams network

Free Event

Streets are theatres of life, and in Melbourne the set is always in motion.

It’s becoming a ritual for modern times: eight Victorian artists are given trams as their canvas and told to go to town. The resulting transformations take one of the city’s most familiar icons and cause us to see them with fresh eyes, as mirrors on our culture, windows to the imagination or spaces to gather and share. Get carried away.

Our 2017 Melbourne Art Tram artists are Emma Anna, Matthew Clarke, Bushra Hasan, Oliver Hutchison, Justine McAllister, Josh Muir, Robert Owen and our community tram by St Albans Heights Primary School's Community Hub. Read their artist statements here →

The first Melbourne Art Tram will be launched on Thu 5 Oct.

A revival of the Transporting Art project that ran between 1987 and 1993, Melbourne Art Trams is made possible through a creative partnership between Melbourne Festival, Creative Victoria and Public Transport Victoria in collaboration with Yarra Trams.

 

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