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More than $100,000 in grants for community art projects at train stations and tram stops

17 May 2017

A glow-in-the-dark mural at Peterhead train station and a community mosaic at Christie Downs are among 58 projects to share in $103,000 from the State Government’s Rail Care program.

Community groups, schools, not-for-profit organisations and individual artists were awarded grants ranging from $120 for street art calligraphy to almost $9000 for a large community art project in the first round of the Rail Care Art Grants program.

The projects will improve the look and feel of metropolitan train stations and tram stops, while discouraging graffiti, particularly at suburban stations and stops.

Other projects to be undertaken in the first round of grants are:

  • A garden sculpture at Coromandel train station
  • A contemporary Aboriginal mural at Blackwood train station
  • A traditional painting of country by an Aboriginal artist at Gawler Central train station

A total of 115 applications were received before applications closed on 20 March, 2017. The applications were chosen based on a number of criteria including cultural diversity, site suitability and geographic spread across the network and community or school involvement.

Adelaide Metro passengers and local residents will be able to watch the projects taking shape throughout autumn and into winter.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure reviewed applications based on cost and need, value for money, art forms, cultural diversity, site suitability, geographic spread across the network and community or school involvement.

For more information, please visit the Rail Care website.