Andy was asked to take part in the Wynne Evans show on BBC Radio Wales as the mystery guest.
Back in November I was getting naked for a hen party in South Devon. Funny how one thing leads to another but suffice to say one of the hen’s got in touch with me a month or so later and invited me over to Horsley (near Stroud) to run a one hour taster life drawing session for her newly formed Women’s Institute group also known as ‘All or Muffin’.
I received an email asking if I could find a male happy to be examined by a doctor for a late night edition of Embarrassing Bodies.
We’re in print again – this time for alt.cardiff – ‘If it’s offbeat and in Cardiff then it’s on here’ – This is what student journalist Megan Nisbet had to say following her visit to our Tuesday life drawing session at 10 Feet Tall last week:
All very interesting stuff. I managed to get in my take on what it’s like to be a life model and why it’s important that the future society has a much more healthier attitude towards the skins that we live in.
One group of artists in Cardiff proves this theory, with everyone from IT consultants to undergraduate students taking part in life-drawing sessions above a local arts bar.
I adored life drawing in university, and after a year or two of absolutely none of it, I thought it about bloody time that I did some again.
I hate to be a prude, but life drawing was without a doubt, the most awkward moment of my life to date. Even falling down the back of a stage in my high school fashion show, on opening night, in front of a live audience, doesn’t compare to this experience.
I think we’ve achieved much of those original aims and although we still have a fair way to go our work has already touched many thousands of artists, students and casual aquaintances through direct contact or through the press coverage that we have achieved.
The Cardiff Life Model Collective are an energetic, innovative group who blur the distinction between modelling and performance art. As well as their weekly drop-in sessions, they organize lively special events involving music, dance and readings, while also developing their own happenings and hiring themselves out as living art for events.