Is This A Summer Eyesore Or Just A Bit Of Fun?
Who doesn't love a prawn on a hot summer's day?
Almost everyone -- but you can't eat this one -- a giant cartoon crustacean wearing sunglasses and thongs has been painted onto the Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club.
But no need to get crabby the king prawn is for a great cause according to club President Tim Murray.
Murray said after missing out on Federal Government funding they needed to find other ways to raise money ahead of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the club house.
Sydney's North Bondi received $500,000 and Bronte got $2 million handed to them during the Wentworth by-election campaign.
So when footwear brand Havaianas offered Tamarama a $25,000 donation in exchange for the promotional prawn. They said sure.
The mural took a team of four painters, over 60 hours to complete and will require a similar commitment come Autumn when the club is returned to its former glory.
It's going to cost $4.56 million to transform the run down building into a state-of-the-art lifesaving education and training centre.
Visit Tamarama SLSC’s website for more information on the club’s redevelopment.