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Metro Tunnel

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.

What's happening at our construction sites

Josh X Muir

The Metro Tunnel Creative Program was the Major Sponsor of JOSH X MUIR, a solo exhibition by Ballarat based Yorta Yorta/ Gunditjmara multi-media artist Josh Muir, presented by the Koorie Heritage Trust in November 2018.

The artworks on these hoardings are from the exhibition which is a continuation of the artist’s journey of self-exploration in which he surprises and confounds with his colourful and chaotic digital prints on aluminium, reflecting contemporary street and pop art (including a homage to the American artist KAWS who himself began as a graffiti artist) but incorporating imagery from his own Aboriginal heritage and strong sense of place and community.

About the temporary 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 Temporary 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.

Metro Tunnel Arts Advisory Panel

A highly credentialled panel has been appointed to help select the artists who will create the legacy public art that will appear in the Metro Tunnel’s five new stations and near the two tunnel entrances.