Showing posts from March, 2015

RAM Recommended Pay Rate Goes UP!!

Hi all The RAM recommended rate is now £15 per hour. Please note, this is what we want artists to aim for (or more!). They won't all achieve it straight away. But please point it out to them!!

A New Model's Viewpoint

Charlie Samson writes of his experiences: When a friend suggested I join the Register of Artist Models I was more than a little apprehensive. Not long before, as a cash-strapped student, I had been given the butt-naked runaround by a somewhat unscrupulous artist. I won’t go into great detail but it involved oil and gasmasks, and resulted in less than half the previously agreed fee. However, with a useless humanities degree under my belt and a headful of unrealistic dreams, it seemed wise to set up a few safety nets. And getting paid for sitting around in the nude certainly beats sweating the night away behind a bar, so I got in contact with Rachel and she signed me up for a trial run straight away. After my previous misadventure, joining RAM was like coming in from the wild. The introductory session at a life drawing class in North London was incredibly helpful. The gentleman running it was an experienced professional life model who was more than happy to show me the ropes, teachin

We Get Pollock Naked for Hens

The Scottish Sun has published an article about our life drawing  hen parties. With the catchy title of  " We Get Pollock Naked for Hens " Well done Graham Farquhar!

Life Having Themes.......

An article by Steve B Robinson who has been a RAM model and is an artist. We like to hear model stories..... Steve says: Years ago, too many to work will only depress me.........I was modelling full time at Loughborough University School of Art and Design (LUSAD) and it was there that I was asked to model in drag. Twice. Once for a final year student and once for an adult evening class held within the building. It was this last session that I wrote about in the old paper magazine, BARE ART. It turned into two articles as I first wrote about how this had come about and was then invited to relay the resultant session. I supplied a photograph too, which was published. As a result of this article I had a couple more sessions in this guise, I thought maybe I had found a niche market, but it was short lived. Now, so many years later, I find life almost imitating art as I attend life modelling sessions wearing a skirt and likewise any private viewings where

Re - Tate Britain: Reception, Rupture and Return: The Model and the Life Room

Reception, Rupture and Return: The Model and the Life Room This fantastic exhibition is on until  April 15th 2015 This display examines the role of the life model for the artist (and vice versa), the evolution and disruption of the life room, and the changing status of life drawing from the 19th to the 21st centuries. It will examine both conservative and innovative practice (with an emphasis on the latter) with unique perspectives from the archives of three artists’ models. Themes included in the display the model as metaphor and the challenge to convention the model as person the model as political vehicle the avant garde and the body as vehicle for artistic idea refiguring the model in the inter-war years, the model reconceptualised post-war life drawing since the 1960s.