Memory Lane

Image: Poolside Café artwork on a Metro Tunnel acoustic shed – photographed by James Henry

Ten artists share their memories

The Metro Tunnel Creative Program and Midsumma Festival 2021 are collaborating to showcase the strength and adaptability of our artists and culture makers. The art that came before us is what gave so much strength to our communities to be where we are today. The last year has been tough for our ‘Arts World’ and we need to remind ourselves of our roots.

We invited artists to create a visual image in response to their favourite Midsumma Festival memory, their own personal “Midsumma moment” something that connected to their very core. After over 30 years of festivals, there are a lot of moments, both private and shared.

To commemorate our history, let us come together to take a trip down Memory Lane.

Contributing Artists:

  • Caoife Power
  • Chelle Destefano
  • Dionne Chambers
  • KJ
  • Kyle KM
  • Lucy Weir
  • Matthew Chan
  • Matto Lucas
  • Selwyn Hoffmann
  • Suzanne Phoenix

SILENT DISCO - Dance, dance, dance!

The Metro Tunnel Creative Program wants to take you on a silent disco tour of the NOLA (North of La Trobe Street) precinct with Guru Dudu. Headphones (COVID-safe of course) will be provided so you can groove along to a mix of uplifting favourites from the 70's, 80's, 90's & 00's. You’ll shimmy past the outdoor exhibition “Memory Lane”, part of Midsumma Festival, on Franklin Street, boogie down laneways and sashay in the streets, starting at the State Library.  

Come light-handed and wear comfortable shoes – lycra and sequins optional but recommended! 

Details: 2:00-2:40pm Saturday 1st May 2021 
2:00-2:40pm Saturday 8th May 2021 

Cost: free - book now to avoid disappointment! 


Event & ticketing details


Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

WHEN 22 Apr-5 May | Daily


alongside Melbourne City Baths

420 Swanston St, Melbourne

Get directions


Melbourne Central


Any Swanston St tram to stop 7

Event notes


Memory Lane is displayed on the Metro Tunnel Hoardings, located on the side of the Franklin Street acoustic shed in the Franklin St temporary arcade (between Swanston St and Victoria St).

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