Hello, I am the model, now let’s put you on a Pedestal

Tomorrow is our 1st workshop of the season and Steve who modelled with us in Mortlake is kindly stepping into the breach; as the new models arrive he will be in pose, greeting them with a cracker to get their teeth into. Whether they are familiar with drawing or not, all will be introduced toContinue reading “Hello, I am the model, now let’s put you on a Pedestal”

John turned up to a meeting, and made us look good!

Seriously, we couldn’t have paid him to big us up more! And he wrote this about us on Streetlife: “I participated in Spirited Bodies’ last event at Battersea Arts Centre; it was one of the best, and most interesting, things I have done this year. If you have any curiosity about what it would beContinue reading “John turned up to a meeting, and made us look good!”

Mall Reunion

Last Monday Lucy, Morimda and I met up again for the first time since Spring 2011; we were at the Private View of an exhibition of work done by Hesketh Hubbard – the organisation of artists who first hosted Spirited Bodies when Morimda originally set it up in Autumn 2010. Most of the art wasContinue reading “Mall Reunion”

Spirited Bodies follow-ups Part 2: All The Rest Is Drag

It was serving tea and biscuits that had got me into modelling. Who’d have thought? Here I was l cast amidst all these artists and naked bodies, seemingly devoid of shame. It wasn’t meant as an apprenticeship but it served me well in the end. People had hinted that I might give it a tryContinue reading “Spirited Bodies follow-ups Part 2: All The Rest Is Drag”

Some Feedback from Participants

We asked the women who tried life modelling for the first time how they felt afterwards. Here’s some things they said: “I really enjoyed it – it was the relationship between the models and the artists – and the comfortable feeling between the models as well. I enjoyed feeling unselfconscious about my body, and IContinue reading “Some Feedback from Participants”