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Creative Program at the new Arden Station

‘Excavation’ by Spencer Harrison, 2020

An artwork inspired by the act of digging, abstractly representing detritus and archaeological artefacts uncovered during the Metro Tunnel Construction has been installed at the Arden Station precinct on Laurens St.

Melbourne artist Spencer Harrison’s abstract work depicts entities carving through the earth while simultaneously creating the future of Melbourne.

About the artist

Spencer Harrison is a visual artist who uses the language of abstraction to investigate the relationship between humans and the world around them, drawing on ideas from science, philosophy, play, mysticism and the natural world.

Photography by Anne-Marie De Boni

TBM Community Day

To celebrate the imminent launch of our first tunnel boring machine (TBM) from the site of the new Arden Station, Rail Projects Victoria and the Metro Tunnel Creative Program provided an on-site activation allowing ticketed tour participants the opportunity to expand their tour experience with photo moments, educational material and children's activities.

Sofles, 2019

Brisbane artist Sofles at work on a design at our Arden Station precinct as part of the Metro Tunnel Creative Program.

Instagram: @sofles

Photography by Charlie Kinross

'Melbourne Commuters Moving Forward' by Justine McAlister, 2018

This work showcases a visual timeline through the decades of the people of Melbourne walking through the city. It shows the commuters of Melbourne moving forward in movement, time and progression.

In 2017, Justine was chosen to have her artwork featured on a tram as part of the Melbourne Festival and she has painted many walls in the CBD. Justine currently has works displayed in Melbourne Central, outside the entrance of Rod Laver Arena, in GG EZ bar and also in Flinders Lane for the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

This work was selected as one of the successful submissions from an Open Expression of Interest commissioning process as part of the Metro Tunnel Creative Program.

About the artist

Justine McAllister is a Melbourne based illustrator and muralist. Her works are often based around a sense of character surrounded by vibrant texture, pattern and design. Originally trained in Fine Arts, she has since transitioned into the world of design and now devotes her time to large scale projects and mural painting.

Instagram: @justinemcallister

Photography by Nicole Reed