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Melbourne Art Trams

If art reminds us that how you get there is as important as the place you’re going, it’s no wonder that Melbourne Art Trams has tapped into something essential about this city.

For the fourth year running, Victorian artists from a wide spectrum of disciplines have been invited to reimagine these most Melbourne of icons, enabling us to see them with new eyes. From established artmakers to the brightest emerging talents, these travelling installations are a visible reminder of the creative pulse that beats beneath the city’s streets.

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.

This year's artists

Damiano Bertoli
Eddie Botha
Jon Cattapan
Eliza Dyball
Megan Evans and Eve Glenn—The Women’s Mural
Joceline Lee
Mimi Leung
Reko Rennie


Congratulations to Mimi Leung, winner of the People's Choice Award! Read more about Mimi's tram →


Read about the designs from the artists that created them, and how to find them on the network! Find out more →

We love seeing your Melbourne Art Trams photos. Tag them with the #arttrams hashtag!

IMAGES | James HH Morgan


Damiano Bertoli is represented by Neon Parc in Melbourne
Eddie Botha and Mimi Leung are represented by Multicultural Arts Victoria
Jon Cattapan is represented by STATION in Melbourne
Joceline Lee is represented by Arts Access Victoria
Reko Rennie is represented by blackartprojects + Kronenberg Wright Artists Projects

Yarra Trams

Public Transport Victoria

Creative Victoria


October 2016—April 2017

Normal public transport fares apply for travel.