Bottled-up fun for beachgoers

You never know when you'll get a soaking or just a trickle but surprises (good ones, we hope) are part of summer. To herald the season of sun and sea, seven giant spray bottle sculptures on Tamarama Beach in Sydney have been hooked up to pipes under the sand and squirt water when their triggers are pushed.

The Bottles, by the Victoria-based RCM artist collective, are among 107 sculptures in an annual outdoor exhibition from Bondi to Tamarama. "Each (bottle) has a different articulation," RCM artist Corey Thomas told Australia's Daily Telegraph. "Some spray, some dribble and some shoot longer."

The local council has turned off the outdoor showers on the beach for people to enjoy The Bottles instead. Surfers are leading the way.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2015, with the headline 'Bottled-up fun for beachgoers'. Subscribe