Seven new Melbourne Art Trams designed by Victorian artists are now working across Melbourne streets. Pictured is @nick.howson
’s design, of which the artist writes:
“Trams are made for people. They are part of the street; passing shops, parked cars, pedestrians. Commuters are packed in tight; office workers with their briefcases, university students carrying iPads, city shoppers, backpackers, and the splash of colour of high school blazers. There’s always a distant giggle of school children, music leaking from headphones, a few heavy sighs, but never a word spoken. As the tram takes a sharp right, and the people fly left, the only real noise is the rattling of the tram. When the doors fling open, its right back into the into thick of things; dodging the oncoming cyclists and pedestrians as the tram bell dings. I guess it must be more peaceful, looking down, phone in hand.” You can vote for your favourite artwork in the Melbourne Art Trams People’s Choice Award. By voting you’ll go in the draw to win a $250 ticket voucher for next year’s Melbourne International Arts Festival, and the winning artist will pick up a $5,000 cash prize. Visit @melbfestival
for details! .
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