Melbourne Tram Art
These Melbourne photographs were taken during the Transporting Art Program which was jointly initiated by the Ministry for Transport and the Ministry for Arts in 1978. Under this program trams were painted by various artists.
Lin Onus, Mental as Anything, Jeffrey Makin, Jenny Watson, Lesley Dumbrell, Aleks Danko, Howard Arkley, Clifton Pugh, Craigh Gough, David Larwill, Elizabeth Gowler, Erica McGilchrist, Brett Colquhoun, Bob and Lorraine Jenyns, Andrew Southall
The collection of photographs is part of a larger series of records related to the project including:
- mounted drawings;
- bags containing loose drawings submitted by the artists,
- printed material containing articles and pictures of painted trams,
- photographs (loose photographs and slides,
- general files containing correspondence exchanged with the artists and the sponsors.
The following record series numbers related to this collection are held in the Public Record Office Victoria collection.
12620 Transporting Art Program (Painted Tram Project) Collection
12800 Photographic Collection: Railway Negatives: Alpha-numeric Systems
12903 Photographic Negatives: Railways: Box Systems
12907 Photographic Prints and Slides:Tramways