Major public artworks that will feature in Melbourne’s 5 new underground train stations – and boost our city’s reputation as the nation’s cultural capital – have been revealed.
The permanent works to be installed at the Metro Tunnel stations range from an 8m-high etched glass landscape featuring Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung women at State Library Station, to an abstract textured tile installation at Parkville Station.
The creators of the works are among the nation’s foremost artists, chosen by an expert advisory panel including leading figures from Victoria’s creative industries. The artists are:
- Arden Station – Abdul Abdullah
- Parkville Station – Patricia Piccinini
- State Library Station – Danie Mellor
- Anzac Station – Raafat Ishak
- Line-wide artwork – Maree Clarke
The artists have worked collaboratively with the station architects to integrate their artworks with the design of each station. The location of artworks will vary depending on the station, with some to be installed at station entrances above ground and others inside the stations below ground.
The Arden Station and Parkville Station artworks will be the first to be installed early in 2024, with all artworks installed when the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025.
Learn more about the Metro Tunnel’s Legacy Artwork Program.