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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. Register of Artists' Models website is: www.modelreg.co.uk. Our life drawing hen party site is: www.henpartieslondon.blogspot.com

Thursday, 31 December 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, has appeared on the Jeremy Vine show, talking about models' rights and pay (or lack of!). She also acted as advisor on the BBC's "Naked" series. And has been interviewed by the Guardian about life modelling and in New Society for Carol Driver's article about life modelling. Also an artlcle (now deleted) appeared about Rachel and her role in modelling for Ron Mueck's "Spooning Couple". Rachel asks us to add that that is NOT her stomach - you'll understand when you look at the sculpture!

On top of interviews - the above are only a small proportion of interviews carried out- we also constantly advise models and tutors on the rights and pay of models. As you all know, if it wasn't for RAM, life modelling wouldn't be in such a good position today. And we weed out weak links , both among models and artists. Without us, models and artists have no real voice. We are the organisation the press and the life art industry always refer to about important matters.

We promise to keep up the good work next year- spread the word!!


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 actress and also works as an actress and a playwright.

The photo is an image by the artist Tereza Buskova that Zoe sat for called 'Beheading of the Cockerel'. It featured in the exhibition 'A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break' which was on at The Zabludowicz Collection: 176 Projectspace this summer, and got Time Out Critics' choice. Tereza studied printmaking at the RCA and Zoe has been working with her modelling for prints and also films since 2006.

Well done Zoe!!