Adding Colour to Your Commute: Melbourne Art Trams

Adding Colour to Your Commute: Melbourne Art Trams

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If daily drudge to work doesn’t fill your heart with joy these brightly painted trams might!

As part of the 2013 Melbourne Festival, eight local artists were selected to transform Melbourne icon trams into mobile works of art.

The Melbourne Art Trams initiative is based on the Transporting Art scheme that ran from 1978 to 1993.

All types of tram from the latest low-floor class to the historic W-Class have been transformed into moving artworks and can be seen travelling across the Yarra Trams network until April 2014.

Lakorra (the Aboriginal Wathaurung word for sky) by Bindi Cole. Class: C1, Depot: Kew, Routes: 24, 48, 109

Lakorra (the Aboriginal Wathaurung word for sky) by Bindi Cole. Class: C1, Depot: Kew, Routes: 24, 48, 109

A traditional Wiradjuri design by Brook Andrew. Class: D1, Depot: Malvern, Routes: 5, 6, 8, 16, 72

A traditional Wiradjuri design by Brook Andrew. Class: D1, Depot: Malvern, Routes: 5, 6, 8, 16, 72

Over 700 images of local houses by David Wadelton. Class: B, Depot: Preston, Routes 86, 112

Over 700 images of local houses by David Wadelton. Class: B, Depot: Preston, Routes 86, 112

Going to Somewhere by Freya Pitt. Class: Z, Depot: Glenhuntly, Routes 3/3A, 64, 67, 78/79

Going to Somewhere by Freya Pitt. Class: Z, Depot: Glenhuntly, Routes 3/3A, 64, 67, 78/79

Joining Forces by Zahra Zainal, Brendan Ninness, Jeffrey Phillips, Gemma Flack, Rhiannon Thomas and Sebastian Berto. Class: A, Depot: Camberwell, Routes: 70, 75

Joining Forces by Zahra Zainal, Brendan Ninness, Jeffrey Phillips, Gemma Flack, Rhiannon Thomas and Sebastian Berto. Class: A, Depot: Camberwell, Routes: 70, 75

The suburban landscape by Jon Campbell. Class: W, Depot: Southbank, Routes: City Circle

The suburban landscape by Jon Campbell. Class: W, Depot: Southbank, Routes: City Circle

A rhinoceros on a skateboard by Luke Cornish. Class: Z, Depot: Essendon, Routes: 55, 57, 59, 82

A rhinoceros on a skateboard by Luke Cornish. Class: Z, Depot: Essendon, Routes: 55, 57, 59, 82

It’s Okay to be Alright by Rose Nolan. Class: Z, Depot: Brunswick, Routes 1, 8, 19

It’s Okay to be Alright by Rose Nolan. Class: Z, Depot: Brunswick, Routes 1, 8, 19

All images courtesy of Melbourne Festival 

 

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