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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.

Artists inlcuded:
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

Rosemary Ryan

Rosemary Ryan

4 photos

Steig Persson

Steig Persson

2 photos

Stewart Merrett

Stewart Merrett

4 photos

Terry Matassoni

Terry Matassoni

39 photos

Phillip Faulks

Phillip Faulks

5 photos

Robert Jacks

Robert Jacks

3 photos

Mirka Mora

Mirka Mora

13 photos

Mike Brown

Mike Brown

2 photos

Merrin Eirth

Merrin Eirth

22 photos

Michael Leunig

Michael Leunig

28 photos

Lin Onus

Lin Onus

6 photos

Mental As Anything

Mental As Anything

33 photos

Jeffrey Makin

Jeffrey Makin

15 photos

Jenny Watson

Jenny Watson

13 photos

Lesley Dumbrell

Lesley Dumbrell

10 photos

Aleks Danko

Aleks Danko

2 photos

Howard Arkley

Howard Arkley

5 photos

Clifton Pugh

Clifton Pugh

4 photos

Craig Gough

Craig Gough

5 photos

David Larwill

David Larwill

5 photos

Elizabeth Gower

Elizabeth Gower

1 photo

Brett Colquhoun

Brett Colquhoun

6 photos

Andrew Southall

Andrew Southall

6 photos

Tram Art

Tram Art

11 photos