Artist Luke Cornish Stencils a HUGE Rhino On Melbourne Tram


Forget looking at a timetable while you’re waiting for your tram in Melbourne, Australia. You can instead check out this HUGE rhinoceros stenciled all over the exterior of a tram coming to a stop near you.

The work is by award-winning stencil artist Luke Cornish (aka E.L.K), whose 2012 layered portrait of Father Bob Maguire became the first piece of stencil art shortlisted for an Archibald award.  Luke uses up to 85 layers of carefully hand-cut acetate and sprays layers of aerosol paint until his images become intensely realistic. His tram design – a giant rhinoceros on a skateboard – is sure to turn a few heads and plays well to Yarra Trams’ slogan, “A tram weighs more than 30 rhinos”.

Luke’s next exhibition, “Charlie Foxtrot“, opens this Thursday 12 June to 29 June at the Metro Gallery in Melbourne.




529158_10151700333386009_1357817536_n 67_2167 (above: In Self Defence (small) , Aerosol stencil on aluminium composite panel, 30 x 40 cm) 67_2169 (above: Man in Black , Aerosol stencil on aluminum composite panel, 60 x 80 cm) And don't forget, if you're looking for a piece of original art to hang on your walls, check out artFido HERE!


One response to “Artist Luke Cornish Stencils a HUGE Rhino On Melbourne Tram”

  1. broken1 Avatar

    Ironically, it may be the only place humans will ever see one again considering how many are being killed for their horns. The Rhino is in danger of becoming extinct because superstitious people believe that consuming the powdered horn in a drink will give them a better libido and health. In fact there is no scientific evidence to support this and even if it was true, the act of killing these harmless creatures is a testament to the low moral values of people. The same is being done to the elephant. I would cry if I ever had to see this in person. Very sad.

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