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8 October 2019

Commuters are in for a treat with the first of Melbourne’s iconic art trams hitting the rails earlier today.

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Designed by artist and designer Nyein Chan Aung, the tram titled The Late Supper reimagines Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper with people enjoying a meal at Supper Inn Chinese restaurant, which has stood proud as a Melbourne dining institution for more than 40 years.
In addition to Nyein Chan Aung, this year’s trams features works from photographer Kent Morris, street and stencil artist Vandal, printmaker Sophie Westerman, communications designer Gene Bawden and painter Nusra Latif Qureshi.

The Art Trams project runs as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival’s visual arts program and invites Victorian artists and community groups to submit designs that will be printed on eight trams.

The Art Trams will be added to the network this week and will be on the tracks until August 2020. Voting will soon open for the People’s Choice Award, with a $5,000 prize for the winning design.

For information about this year’s Melbourne Art Trams and the artists behind them, visit festival.melbourne.