Melbourne’s iconic art trams for 2019 unveiled
Melbourne International Arts Festival unveils this year’s art tram masterpieces.
It will be a case of tram not train spotting when Melbourne’s much-loved art trams return to the tracks in October. Melbourne International Arts Festival will unveil the first of this year’s masterpieces on wheels on 8 October, with seven more art trams set to hit the tracks over the following two weeks.
The first 2019 art tram, painted by Nyein Chan Aung, combines two of Melbourne’s great loves – food and trams – in a work titled The Late Supper, an interpretation of the iconic Leonardo da Vinci painting The Last Supper with a twist. Tram number 3532 from the Malvern depot depicts patrons at Melbourne’s iconic late-night diner the Supper Inn. Rather than Jesus Christ and the apostles Nyein has painted unknown diners and his wife sipping jasmine tea.
Melbourne International Arts Festival unveils Lesley Dumbrell’s stunning artwork for the 2019 Melbourne art trams project.
Slides: Melbourne art tram’s stunning designs: Nyein Chan Aung, Gene Bawden, Kent Morris, Beacon Hills College Year 3 Collective, Sophie Westerman, Lesley Dumbrell, Nusra Latif Qureshi, Vandal.