The Big Chill set for Spencer Tunick nude art installation

Renowned New York artist is seeking festival goers to take part in the BP oil spill-inspired piece

Renowned American artist Spencer Tunick is set to create a nude art installation at this year’s Big Chill festival – and he is seeking festivalgoers to take part.

Taking place on August 8 at the Herefordshire event, Tunick is looking for people to help him create a piece which is inspired by the recent BP oil spill off the coast of Louisiana.

Urging attendees to “take a leap of faith”, those willing to pose will be covered in black paint and collectively photographed.

Those brave enough to disrobe will receive a limited edition print of the work, plus have access to shower stations, soap and towels to remove the make-up and paint.

This isn’t the first time Tunick has worked in the UK – earlier this year the New York artist captured 1,000 nudes in a Manchester piece which paid tribute to Stretford-born artist LS Lowery.

Festival ticket holders willing to take part can apply by emailing

As previously reported, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, MIA and Massive Attack are among the acts who will perform at the event, which takes place at Eastnor Castle on August 5-8.

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