/ 26 October 2022

Kits off for a cause

NAP310 - Flickr: SOH wide view. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Flickr
NAP310 - Flickr: SOH wide view. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Flickr

Ever wanted your naked body immortalised in a mass public artwork? Us neither, but maybe it could be your new thing… US artist Spencer Tunick is coming to Australia in November and has called for 2,000 volunteers to bare it all for an art installation in Sydney. It’s for a good cause – charity Skin Check Champions has commissioned Tunick to raise awareness during National Skin Cancer Action Week, and each participant will represent someone who’s died from skin cancer. It might sound daunting to some, but it’s not the first time Tunick has asked thousands to go au naturel – he had more than 5,000 rudey nudies lie on the steps of the Sydney Opera House during Mardi Gras in 2010. He reckons it’s not going to be hard to get people on board next month, saying he’s “honoured to visit and engage with my Australian friends again – everyone is just so eager to get their kit off”.

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