Iconic pub draws crowd for live mural painting

A PACKED house at Guildford Hotel watched on as the cultural landscape of Western Sydney was transformed into a piece of art last Saturday with a live mural painting inside the iconic pub.

Celebrated artist Nico Nicoson was aided by creative students from Western Sydney University, as they brought to life the spirit of Guildford through their portrayal of cultural tributes, such as oriental lanterns, advancing lions and an Arabic-arched window, as well as cockatoos and native Eucalypts as examples of native flora and fauna.
The iconic Lennox Bridge and the heritage-listed Guildford Pipelines also featured along with a soccer player depicting the area’s passion for sports.
The event coincided with the unveiling of the hotel’s newly renovated sports bar and beer garden, with guests enjoying live entertainment, special drink prices and complimentary snacks throughout the day.
Hotel Group Marketing Manager Chris Farnon said the Guildford Mural was a visually stunning homage to the multicultural essence of Western Sydney.
“It was a privilege to witness Nico’s talent; the mural is not just a painting, it’s a story of our community, our roots and our shared future of creating a safe and welcoming venue,” he said.
“The day saw crowds pour in to be part of history in the making.
“Their excitement was palpable as we witnessed Nico’s understanding of our space culminate in a magnificent artwork.”