An art group is looking for people to get naked in front strangers at the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC).

Spirited Bodies, founded by Wandsworth residents Lucy Saunders and Esther Bunting, are looking for models of all ages, shapes, sizes, genders and ethnicities to pose for artists next month.

According to Mrs Saunders all you need is "a body and the ability to sit still for 30 minutes".

The event, on October 20, is part of this year's Big Draw which encourages people to get involved in art.

Mrs Saunders said: "Many of our models want to mark a milestone of body confidence - whether that's because of weight lost or gained, age, physical or mental scarring, chronic illness - and find this a very good way to reconnect to their physical self.

"Artists love it because they rarely, if ever, get the opportunity to work from multiple models."

"We've got a tiny grant from Wandsworth Council, which will pay for tea and biscuits for the models and help towards the costs of modelling workshops that we plan to hold around the area before the event.

"That way, would-be models can work with professional artists models to learn how to look after their body while posing, and what to expect."

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