MELBOURNE METRO TUNNEL
T Projects are delighted to be a project partner for the Metro Tunnel Project. The $11b Metro Tunnel is building twin 9km tunnels and five new underground stations throughout central Melbourne.
We have been working on the project since the bid stage in 2017, when we drafted the creative vision for the Creative Program including the temporary and the Legacy Artwork Program, which delivers permanent art commissions in each of the five new stations.
The Legacy Artwork Program will provide world-class public art experiences for visitors and users of the Metro Tunnel, ensuring the stations are must-see destinations and enhancing Melbourne’s reputation as Australia’s cultural capital. Six major works will be commissioned, comprising five works for the new stations (Arden, Parkville, State Library, Town Hall and Anzac) and one line-wide commission which spans all five stations.
We are working with an expert panel, appointed by the Metro Tunnel Project, to assist with the selection of a range of artists. This panel includes - Professor Donald Bates – Director of LAB Architecture Studio, Lead Architect of Federation Square and Associate Dean (Engagement) and Chair of Architectural Design at The University of Melbourne; Max Delany – CEO and Artistic Director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University; Professor Natalie King – Victorian curator with over two decades of experience in international contemporary art and Enterprise Professorial Fellow, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and Kimberley Moulton – Senior Curator South Eastern Aboriginal Collections, First Peoples Department, Melbourne Museum.
A diverse range of artists will be commissioned to create the artworks, through either open expressions of interest or direct invitation. The artists selected will have the opportunity to work with the contractor design and architectural teams to ensure their creations are embedded in the station design, setting a new benchmark in public transport infrastructure. The final station artists are expected to be announced in mid-2020.