Together with Metro Trains, Yarra Trams, V/Line, VicTrack and local councils, the Transporting Arts Pilot Program aims to enliven the community experience at tram stops and train stations across Victoria with public art installations.
Working closely with local artists, we’re elevating various transport hubs by showcasing artwork that reflect the rich heritage and culture of the local area.
To date, the pilot program has transformed five sites including tram stops at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Museum and Carlton, and train stations in Wyndham Vale and Pascoe Vale.
Stay tuned for more exciting developments as we continue to infuse creativity and cultural vibrancy across Victoria's transportation hubs.
Expressions of Interest: Wallan Station
We are inviting expressions of interest from artists in Victoria (individuals, groups or collaborations) who would like their artwork displayed at Wallan Railway Station as part of our Transporting Arts Pilot Program.
Applications are now open and close on Friday 19 January 2024. The artist of the selected artwork will be notified in early February 2024.
Please refer to our Expression of Interest Form for more information. If you have any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Royal Botanic Gardens site/Metro Tunnel Site
‘Gathering in the Gardens’ by Annie Davidson
Our first site delivered under the Transporting Arts Program features artwork by Melbourne-based illustrator Annie Davidson. The piece ‘Gathering in the Gardens’ captures the beauty of the Royal Botanic Gardens with iconic illustrations, seasonal colours and uniquely Australian flora and fauna.
“I’ve spent many hours enjoying and exploring the Botanic Gardens over the years. I love that they are a place to gather together and are accessible to everyone. I hope people can gain a sense of peacefulness when they look at this artwork,” said Annie.
Annie’s work is located at the Anzac Station site, facing the Royal Botanic Gardens, as part of the Metro Tunnel Creative Program.
Instagram: @anniesarahdesign(opens in a new window)
Image caption: ‘Gathering in the Gardens’ by Annie Davidson at Royal Botanic Gardens
Image credit: Kit Edwards
Wyndham Vale Station
‘Flourish’ by Yu-Fang Chi
In her piece ‘Flourish’ at Wyndham Vale Station, Taiwan-born Melbourne-based artist and designer Yu Fang Chi celebrates the unique environment, eco-system, and heritage of the site.
Through researching and redrawing the natural elements of local native plants, leaves, flowers, and animal species, the work applies various patterns and transforms them into a flowing, vibrant image.
Image caption: ‘Flourish’ by Yu-Fang Chi at Wyndham Vale Station
Pascoe Vale Station
‘On my way’ by Candela Alconada
"As we sit inside the train, we are transported in a surreal manner through a diverse and constantly changing world. The act of traveling from one point to another within the city can evoke emotions and feelings, offering an opportunity to contemplate our surroundings and reconnect with ourselves,” said artist and muralist Candela Alconada.
Through this artwork at Pascoe Vale Station, Candela aimed to capture these emotions and the vibrancy of Merri-bek's multicultural and diverse population.
Candela hopes that this colourful artwork uplifts the area, bringing joy and inspiration to everyone passing through it.
Instagram: @candela.colors(opens in a new window)
Image caption: ‘On my way’ by Candela Alconada at Pascoe Vale Station
Carlton Elgin Street
Tram Stop 112 Lygon Street/Elgin Street, Carlton
‘Around Town’ by Cathy Drummond
‘Around Town’ is a montaged selection of paintings by local artist Cathy Drummond that depict parts of the city, which many of us will be familiar with or have noticed as we travel about in our daily routines.
“I’m excited by the world around us and through painting these everyday scenes endeavour to make the ordinary extraordinary and celebrate a sense of place,” said Cathy who has been painting the buildings, shops and streets of everyday Melbourne for ever thirty years.
Image: Artist Cathy Drummond at Tram Stop 112
Tram Stop 11 Melbourne Museum/Nicholson St, Carlton
‘Tree Spirits’ by Karen Standke
‘Tree Spirits’ by Melbourne-based artist Karen Standke invites commuters into a world of tranquility with its intricate layers capturing the essence of nearby parks and local flora.
It serves as a visual sanctuary amidst the bustling energy of tram stop 11 at Melbourne Museum/ Nicholson Street in Carlton.
“’Tree Spirits’ act(s) as a restorative pause, urging travellers to breathe, contemplate, and rekindle their relationship with the natural world as they transition from one destination to another,” said Karen.
Image: Artist Karen Standke at Tram Stop 11