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Global search begins to create Metro Tunnel artworks

Posted: 29 Apr 2019

A local, national and international search is underway for artists, painters and sculptors to create permanent public art for our new stations, with some of Victoria’s greatest creative minds enlisted to help select the artists. Six large-scale artworks, including five works within the new stations at North Melbourne, Parkville, State Library, Town Hall and Anzac and one line-wide commission, will become new landmarks for the city.

A mix of Victorian, national, international and Indigenous artists will be commissioned to create iconic artworks that will complement the architectural design of the stations. Commissions for Parkville, Town Hall and Anzac stations will be by invitation, with shortlisted artists to be contacted in coming months. The line-wide commission will be an artwork created by an Aboriginal artist, which spans all five stations. This artist will be selected via a call for expressions of interest to the Indigenous arts community.

Expressions of interest to create permanent art for the new North Melbourne Station on Arden Street, State Library Station at the northern end of Swanston Street and the line-wide commission are now closed. Applications close Monday 29 April.

For information on the legacy artwork program, see the Metro Tunnel Legacy Artwork Program page.