Intriguing artwork from renowned artists and RMIT alumni will feature on Melbourne's tram network, as part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival.
Alumni Christian Thompson and Janine Daddo will see their designs featured in the Melbourne Art Tramsinitiative, which forms part of the visual arts program of the festival.
The eight art trams - which roll out on the network this month - showcase diverse artworks that creatively reflect Victoria's identity.
RMIT Master of Fine Arts graduate and internationally acclaimed artist Christian Thompson created an androgynous portrait, Ellipse, which raises questions about sexuality and gender.
"The work really emerges out of my internationality as an artist as I divide my time been Melbourne and London," he said.
Mr Thompson is currently completing his doctorate at Oxford University after being awarded the Charlie Perkins Scholarship in 2010.
He was the first student in Trinity College's 450-year history to have contemporary portraits displayed in the College Hall.
Despite his international recognition, Mr Thompson said he considered himself a "Melbournite" and had used the city as inspiration for many of his works.
"I was absolutely thrilled to be chosen for the Melbourne art tram series 2014," he said.
"I'm now coming towards the end of my doctorate at Oxford and this is really the cherry on top of the cake and for me a huge welcome home."
Renowned artist and RMIT graphic art and design graduate, Janine Daddo, will also have work featured.
Through her tram design, Easin' the Esplanade, Ms Daddo intends to create "a moving smile" about the little things in everyday life that often go unnoticed such as family, love and romance.
Throughout her 15-year career, Ms Daddo has had sold-out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Darwin and has exhibited in Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States
Ms Daddo said it was a "great honour" to have her work featured on the tram network.
"To have a huge moving canvas with my work on it swing its way through the streets and suburbs of Melbourne is a great opportunity to bring the magic of art to the people," she said.
Professor Paul Gough, Pro Vice-Chancellor Design and Social Context and Vice-President, said the chosen work showcased the diversity of the art and design programs on offer at RMIT.
"The continual recognition of alumni such as Christian and Janine is proof of the quality of work being produced by RMIT graduates," he said.
"The Melbourne tram network is iconic, and it is a splendid honour for any Melbourne-based artist to have their work showcased as part of this program."
The 2014 Melbourne Art Trams run from 10 to 26 October, with the artwork remaining on the tracks until April 2015.