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 →

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.

People Choice Award winner — St Albans Heights Primary School's Community Hub

Find the trams on the tracks

Use tramTRACKER on your phone to find the trams out on the network. Open the app and press myTRAM, then enter the tram ID which can be found here →

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PHOTOS | James HH Morgan