Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Art Trams

I hope they were paid for the efforts. Melbourne has a long history of art trams, dating back to the 1970s but it has always been sporadic. It was revived this year and here are the works. I really like the one with the female artist standing with her arms outstretched, but I don't disagree with the winner of the people's choice who is standing with his art work wearing ridiculous jeans. Get fashionable lad, tight and revealing is the way to go.








Artist Callum Croker with his award winning tram work.


23 comments:

  1. Talented artists - pity about their fashion sense.

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  2. Angrew, nice trams but in my opnion the first one is the most fascinating. At my place they are colorful too.

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    1. Gosia, when I first saw that one, it looked like a tram within a tram.

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  3. They would be lovely to see. Brighten the dullest days...

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    1. EC, yes they do brighten the streets and people do notice them.

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  4. I don't like advertising on trams, but I do like some of the art projects. Not too messy, however - the pale blue with the portrait is stunning because the eye can see all the details as the tram glides by.

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    1. Hels, I thought that one was advertising for Emirates Airlines.

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    2. Oops you might be right. It goes to show ...that even advertising companies can design art-work on trams very intelligently.

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    3. Yes, may be a bit of crossover. None of us is immune to advertising.

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  5. You're right, those jeans do look ridiculous. The trams are really great, I like the first one best.

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    1. Almost jodhpurs. River. Another vote for the first one.

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  6. They are great,the third one,where's it should be?

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    1. I like that one too, Jason.

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  7. I must say they are very interesting. Rather lary, if that's the correct word, it will do though.
    Like the 3rd one.
    Merry Christmas

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    1. Lary WA? Is that the correct way of spelling? I am not sure. Third one is nice enough.

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    2. I am not sure how to spell it either. Have looked on the net and can't find...but you know what I mean I believe :)

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  8. I've so far only seen the Christian Thompson tram (the blue one with the guy in drag).

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    1. Ad Rad, I did not realise it was a guy.

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    2. Oh yes. He is a well known indigenous artist who is about to complete his doctorate on an inaugural Charlie Perkins scholarship in Oxford:-)

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  9. I can't say that I really like any of them but I do like the concept.

    And, yes, skinny jeans is the go nowadays.

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    1. What do you want Victor? The Mona Lisa?

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    2. I didn't fancy the ones you posted. I don't know about Mona Lisa but a young Brad Pitt might be the go.

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