Showing posts from 2009

Intellectual Property in Art

We thought that this article, published by "Own-It" may be of interest to artists. It is all about intellectual property in art. Thank you Own It

RAM Achievements 2009

First of all, a big thank you to everyone who has helped RAM to it's most successful year ever. We have some wonderful models and artists out there and are very proud of you all. Thanks also to Vic Stevens the father and founder of RAM, who retired (semi!) last year. Thanks Vic for all your hard work over the years - I hope we're doing you proud! The website is currently undergoing modification which should bear fruit early next year. Thanks to Keith Bacon for all his patient work on it - and to all of you RAM members for waiting so long for modifications. Another huge thing that has happened (unexpectedly) this year is the creation and success of RAM organised life drawing hen sessions . These sessions bring life drawing to people who normally wouldn't dream of doing any such thing - and also much needed employment to male models. Thanks to all models and artists who have helped make this such a success! Rachel McCarthy, who does a sterling job representing RAM,

Life Model's Success! Zoe Simon

Hello All This is part of a (to-be) regular addition to the blog. RAM members , please tell me of any successes you have had with modelling . Send it to the blog and I'll put you up - it's nice to have your achievements noted! Zoe is a London-based model and performance artist. She has worked as a model since 2001 at all of the major London art schools and has also appeared in sucessful film installations for the Czech artist Tereza Buskova including 'Spring Equinox' (176 Gallery), 'Forgotten Marriage' (111, David Roberts Gallery) and 'Wedding Rituals'which won Canada's most prestigous film award. Zoe has also appeared in live installations for The Barbican's acclaimed 'Seduced' exhibition, Act Art 7 and the Slick '07 festival in Paris. Zoe has written about her modelling experiences for 'The Guardian' newspaper and was a guest on BBC Radio 4's 'Off the Page' programme 'Stripping Off'. Zoe is a trained

Life Modelling Comes to Emmerdale!!

Life modelling comes to Emmerdale !! yes, life modelling hits the mainstream, as a character in Emmerdale (Lisa) takes up our profession. Can only be good for us (hopefully!)

Body Casting Payout

As a follow-up to our entry on 20-4-07 about the girl who got her fingers burned off in a hideous accident. At school, she put her hand in a bucket of plaster of paris as part of an art project (to make a cast of her hand). The plaster heated up (as it does) and caused horrific injuries. The girl has won a payout in court - see Sky News article . We at RAM consider plaster of paris should be banned for body casting purposes. Does anyone else have any views anecdotes on this subject?

Inappropriate Ad

Hello RAM male models I want to apologise to any male models who applied for job no. 1188. It was totally inappropriate and nothing to do with modelling. I apologise for letting it slip through the net- despite all our checks, some dodgy people still manage to get past us. This occurrence reinforces our policy of insisting on asking for ID from artists wishing to join RAM .. The safety of our models is an absolute priority.


Hello Everyone. As a prelude to posting new stuff, here is the old stuff! This will not come over when we do the promised changes to the website - so here it is!! RAM MEMBERSHIP FEE 10-04-09 RAM has managed to keep the annual membership fee at the same level for several years. We intended 2009 to be another year with no increase but, unfortunately, Google have recently doubled their fee for processing online payments and we can't avoid passing this extra expense on to members. Even so, the new fee of £31 per year represents by far the smallest percentage increase in our history and is still fantastic value for the prestige of being a member of the only standards monitor for the profession of life model. EMPLOYERS - ARE OUR MODELS LETTING US DOWN ? 12-03-09 We never stop plugging the fact that the whole point of RAM's existence in the first place was to restore to the job of life modelling some of the professional status it used to enjoy. Naturally

Register of Artists' Models Blog

Welcome to our blog - RAM members and non-members alike! This will be used periodically to put up things of interest/importance for RAM . The watchwords for our models are competence, conduct and reliability. We are the premier register for life models in the UK. All our models are auditioned or referenced. We also do ID checks on artists to ensure models' safety. These measures together help us provide the best service possible , both to models and artists. Please post your comments/questions and I'll do my best to answer them.