Beppie Hedditch

past Melbourne icon remembers

oil and acrylic on canvas
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My subject is Kevin Tierney. He used to work as a conductor and driver on the Melbourne trams. He belongs to a group of ‘trammies’ as they call themselves who love trams and are trying to bring back the conductors on the Melbourne trams. I know some of the group as I used to work as a counsellor for the tram employees some years ago.

I met Kevin about two years ago at the screening of a film about trams. He had his green uniform on and I asked if I could paint him. He’s one of a kind. He’s a very funny man and he has a wonderful collection of tram memorabilia.

Beppie Hedditch, 2012