The artwork of a Brimbank school and its community is being exhibited around Melbourne’s CBD – wrapped around tram 5002.

The artwork, designed by St Albans Heights Primary School’s Community Hub, which comprises of parents, friends, students and staff, is one of eight entries selected as part of the annual Melbourne Art Tram project.

The project is a state government initiative and collaboration between Creative Victoria, Public Transport Victoria and Melbourne Festival with Yarra Trams.

The school’s community hub leader, Sophie Jamieson, described the coup as “unbelievable”.

“Families couldn’t believe they had been selected out of the many artists who submitted a design,” Ms Jamieson said.

“There has been a buzz of pride throughout the whole school ever since we were selected and even more so once the tram hit the tracks.”

Tram 5002 is used on routes 6 and 19 from Coburg and Brunswick.

Ms Jamieson said the design mirrored the diversity of Melbourne and the school.

“Families observed similarities between the school community and the Melbourne community that they wanted to capture; that Melbourne is proudly diverse,” she said.

She encouraged residents to vote for the school in Melbourne Art Tram People’s Choice Award. The winning artist will win $5000.

“If selected … this money will go back into the school’s community hub,” Ms Jamieson said. “The hub exists to benefit these families who may face extra challenges linking with services and support.”


Voting closes on November 27 at 11.45pm.

Stella Tzobanakis