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Murals lift hotel

Lismore artist Jimmy Willing in front of his new murals under the veranda of the Nimbin Hotel.
Lismore artist Jimmy Willing in front of his new murals under the veranda of the Nimbin Hotel. Cathy Adams

NIMBIN Hotel has been revitalised with seven new murals.

Local artist Jimmy Willing painted the murals above the pub's entrance and Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell unveiled them to a crowd of 50 people on Saturday.

The murals were set in 1948 and inspired by Johnny Cash's song, Before My Time. Mr Willing said the artworks would remind people in Nimbin of a "joyous" time.

"I wanted to do something that was happy because it's for public consumption," he said.

"They're period pieces and they have different themes that run through them. The house on top of the hill is a representation for house and heart and the old truck there; well, I just love the old truck."

The seven murals are also one large landscape of Nimbin.

"There're seven different panels and if you stand right across the street you can see it stretches from Lillian Rocks to Nimbin Rocks," Mr Willing said.

He painted over old murals which had faded.

"Another lady had put murals here a decade or so ago and they deteriorated far too rapidly and something had to be done to spruce them up," Mr Willing said.

"When these ones wear out they'll probably get a younger fellow to come and do something new and hopefully that will keep happening, because it gives people in the town something to look at."

Nimbin Hotel publican Marcelo Angulo said the murals will "remind people there is so much more to Nimbin than contemporary history shows, like its rich farming history."

Cr Dowell said the paintings were "important for locals, visitors and to the make-up of Nimbin".

After the murals were unveiled on Saturday, celebrations included food, drinks and music from local country band, Black Train.

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