Plus500 Brumbies unveil GIO Stadium mural

Fri, 26/02/2021, 02:20 am
Brumbies Media
by Brumbies Media
The Plus500 Brumbies have a permanent artwork at GIO Stadium. Photo: Brumbies Media/Lachlan Lawson
The Plus500 Brumbies have a permanent artwork at GIO Stadium. Photo: Brumbies Media/Lachlan Lawson

The Plus500 Brumbies have unveiled a new mural at GIO Stadium on the eve of their first home game for 2021 against their traditional rivals the NSW Waratahs.

The Brumbies commissioned local artist and designer Geoff Filmer of Graffik Paint to create the high impact piece.

The mural is located on the south west corner of the Stadium and will add to the game day experience with supporters and members able to take photos with the new artwork.

GIO Stadium is the home of the Plus500 Brumbies having hosted all bar one home game since the start of Super Rugby in 1996, including the 2001 and 2004 Super Rugby titles as well as the British and Irish Lions win and last year's Super Rugby AU championship.

Plus500 Brumbies CEO Phil Thomson said: “GIO Stadium has been the site of many great memories and occasions for the Brumbies over the past 25 years."

"It's great to have a permanent reminder of that in the form of Geoff's artwork and I'm sure it will bring a smile to the faces of our supporters and members."

Plus500 Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: "To have our own permanent visual representation of the Brumbies on the wall at GIO Stadium is really exciting."

"The playing group love nothing more than playing at home in front of our loyal supporters and having this painting will add to the game day experience for our Brumbies Family."

Artist Geoff Filmer said: “The Brumbies are an iconic team and Canberra Stadium is an iconic location and I’m proud to have been involved in the project."

The Plus500 Brumbies will play the NSW Waratahs in Round Two of Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU at GIO Stadium in Canberra tomorrow night at 7:50pm AEDT. LIVE and AD FREE on the new Home of Rugby, Stan Sport and free to air on 9Gem. Buy tickets here.

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