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RAM life model is set to ride nude on horseback through the streets of Newcastle! Model and actress Zoe Simon  in collaboration with  Czech performance artist Tereza Buskova will stage the Corn Women project  in which actress Zoe Simon will ride through the car park beneath the old Commercial Union building off Newcastle’s Pilgrim Street to a musical accompaniment. The event will be filmed to be shown at a gallery in the city, in a performance involving Northumbria and Teesside universities. Tereza, who is originally from the Czech Republic, studied fine art at Northumbria University before moving to the Royal College of Art and becoming feted in London and abroad for her talent. Her work has been described as blending “dreamy, visceral images” of nature and magic to reinterpret traditional Bohemian rituals and old pagan traditions.


Cork Street, the iconic international art street, is in danger of being demolished and turned into luxury apartments.  The Cork Street galleries have created a public campaign to save it. Help by Signing the Petition   S AVE CORK STREET RALLY A rally will take place from 11am-midday, Saturday 13th October Outside Native Land's office at 10-12 Cork Street, W1 The rally will be a peaceful, artistic gathering of artists, arts professionals and local Mayfair residents and will include a backdrop of brightly coloured Save Cork Street banners. A group photo will be taken - please come and join us.

Showing the youngsters!

Angela Plater came to modelling later in life - and is showing us all what it's all about! Her first assignment (via RAM!) was with Rankin and Channel 4 and she has been working with a variety of artists and photographers giving her a diverse portfolio.   Her image has been hanging in the Amstel Gallery Amsterdam. She sat for a work by David Kretschmer 'Confessions' where she was invited to Germany to work. This image has now been published in the German Magazine PROFIFOTO which may be accessed online. She has worked the catwalk just the once for the Cambridge Weight Plan Convention in 2011 and was highly praised. She has recently been cast as a naked elderly lady in Terry Johnson's ' Hysteria ' to take place in Bath at the Royal Court Theatre from July 23rd to August 18 then on tour for three weeks until September 8th 2012. Well done - an inspiration!!

RAM life model Zoe Simon works with Tereza Buskova

Zoe works with Tereza - see details and photos

RAM Model Clifford Allison in short film

Well done, Clifford, on also being featured in Virgin Media Shorts. Here is the link to view and vote!

RAM model Natalie Adam in short film

Congratulations to Natalie, who features in this short film. Have a look, and click or share to help her win! The App - Virgin Media Shorts.

Rachel McCarthy on Life modelling

Well done to Rachel McCarthy, who had a piece published about her in Metro, London's biggest circulation newspaper. Metro Life Modelling

RAM on Jeremy Vine Radio 2

Thanks very much to Zoe Simon, who filled in for Rachel McCarthy at very short notice. The piece was about a model who had been made redundant. Link to interview


Well done Lydia Spearink. Watch Lydia model when this screens on Jan 25 1012! THE RETREAT ON CHANNEL 4S CELEBRITY COACH TRIP 25TH JANUARY 17:00 tHE   What an amazing day we had! John had the pleasure of conducting a life-drawing class for a range of British celebrities. The Retreat had been invited to hold a surprise life-drawing session for contestants of Channel 4?s  Celebrity Coachtrip. Filmed at Senigallia's Palazzo Baviera, John taught a traditional life-drawing class with the  help of 'Retreat' model Lydia. The day was  light- hearted and full of humour which led to many of the guests promising to return to The Retreat for extra classes in the future. Amongst the participants were Paul Burrell, Canon&Ball, East Enders' Nick Cotton and a host of other celebrities. So why not look out for Channel 4's new series of Celebrity Coach Trip in the new year, to see John and our celebs in action.  The program is due to be aired on 25th January at 17:00