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Metro Tunnel Creative Program

The Metro Tunnel Creative Program is a uniquely Melbourne way of approaching a large construction project, harnessing the innovation, imagination and expertise of the creative sector to help manage construction impacts.

Over the period of construction of the stations and tunnel, you will notice art on hoardings, pop-up parks and planter boxes and discover unexpected delights in hidden corners of the city.

The program will offer numerous opportunities for artists, creative practitioners, businesses and the community to be involved – keep a watch on this page for more information.

Have your say


Tell us what Kensington means to you

The Metro Tunnel Project team are looking for ideas for a piece of artwork that will be painted onto hoardings in Kensington.

We’re looking for help from people who live, work and play in Kensington. Tell us what Kensington means to you, and we’ll use what we hear to brief our artist.

You can also provide feedback in person by visiting Metro Tunnel HQ or coming to our pop ups:

  • Thursday 18 October: 3.30pm – 6pm, outside the Kensington Community Children’s Co-operative
  • Saturday 20 October:
    • 10am – 12 noon, JJ Holland Park
    • 1pm – 3pm, Kensington Town Hall
  • Sunday 21 October: 12.30pm – 2.30pm, outside 56 Derby Street, Kensington

What's happening at our construction sites

About the Creative Program

A seven-year program of placemaking, creative activities and events designed to keep Melbourne vibrant while we build this city-shaping project including:

  • Built form – a creative approach to temporary structures such as acoustic sheds, hoardings, viewing and rest spots
  • Events and activations – Pop up events and activations adding a creative layer to business support and community engagement
  • Arts and culture – working with community organisations, cultural institutions and artists to produce engaging creative experiences

Learn more about the Metro Tunnel Creative Program.

Metro Tunnel Creative Strategy

The Creative Strategy will guide the delivery of creative works undertaken as part of the Metro Tunnel Project. It provides cultural and creative considerations to inform engaging and high quality outcomes.

The strategy supports the Metro Tunnel Creative Program, as well as the approach to legacy works in the new stations.