The Metro Tunnel Legacy Artwork Program will provide world-class public art experiences for visitors and users of the Metro Tunnel, enhancing Melbourne’s reputation as Australia’s cultural capital.

About the program

We are commissioning several major permanent artworks which will take pride of place across the Metro Tunnel for many years to come.

These include individual works at each of the tunnel's 5 new underground stations and its two entrances in the east and west, as well as a line-wide artwork that will span all 5 stations.

The Metro Tunnel Legacy Artwork Program and the Metro Tunnel Creative Program are guided by the Metro Tunnel Creative Strategy.

Artworks

Western tunnel entrance artwork

Stephen Banham has been commissioned to create a permanent artwork for the 300m long flood wall at the Metro Tunnel’s western entrance in Kensington. Learn more about Stephen’s design: One Day in Our Park.

Eastern tunnel entrance artwork

Expressions of interest are now open for Victorian First Nations artists to develop a permanent sculptural artwork at the South Yarra Siding Reserve, next to the Metro Tunnel's eastern entrance.

Station artworks

We are currently assessing shortlisted artists for the 5 individual station concepts. We expect to announce the successful artists in 2021.

Line-wide artwork

Renowned Victorian First Nations artist Maree Clarke is creating an artwork that will span all 5 Metro Tunnel underground stations.

Maree is working with the station architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and consulting with Traditional Owners to develop an embedded artwork that will feature across the platform levels in each of the five stations.

More information

View Frequently asked questions about the Legacy Art Program.