FAIRYTALE LAND: Slater and Dusty Keogh check out the sand dragon in Tweed City.
FAIRYTALE LAND: Slater and Dusty Keogh check out the sand dragon in Tweed City.

Water dragon Rex greets mall shoppers

SHOPPERS can enjoy the spectacle of a 4m-long water dragon which will call Tweed City Shopping Centre home for the next month.

Victorian sand sculptor Jim McCauley created Rex in the lead-up to the 2014 Australian Sand Sculpting Championships.

Tweed City marketing manager Megan White said it was great to have Tweed involved with the Streets Ice Cream Sand Trail for the first time.

"To be the southernmost display of the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships means we give access to a wider range of people," Ms White said.

Ms White said residents could get in on the fun by submitting photos of their own sand sculptures at facebook.com/TweedCity or tweedcity.com.au.

Surfers Paradise Alliance chair Laura Younger said the sand trail was a "terrific opportunity" for more people to be involved with art in different ways.

"Whether it be with sand or with paint you can turn anything into art," Ms White said.

The Australian Sand Sculpting Championships are scheduled to take place on the Surfers Paradise foreshore from February 14 to 16.

Discover the sand trail - on display until Sunday, March 2 - and book sand-sculpting workshops at surfersparadise.com.



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