Photographer urges people of Hull to strip in the name of art

People in Hull are being asked to take part in a mass naked art event as thecity continues to prepare to be the UK City of Culture.

The city is to be the latest to host a one-off installation by the Americanphotographer Spencer Tunick, who is known for his images of masses of naked people taken at locations all over the world.

The installation will be made on Saturday July 9, when the weather will,hopefully, be a little warmer and drier than the the current conditions on theeast coast of England.

And it will be unveiled in 2017 when Hull is the UK City of Culture.

Organisers say Sea Of Hull will give hundreds of people the opportunity tobecome part of the art work.

Participants covered in specially formulated cosmetic body make-up willposition themselves in front of Tunick's camera in multiple colours of the seato create abstract shapes separating the body from the pavement in dramatic ways, they said.

New York based Tunick has created more 90 installations at landmarks and cities including the Sydney Opera House, Place des Arts in Montreal, Mexico City, Ernest Happel Stadium in Vienna and Munich in Germany.

The artist will create a second installation on Sunday July 10, inviting a select group of participants from the installation on the Saturday to take-partin another event in North Lincolnshire.

Click below to watch Michael Billington's full report:

Anyone over 18 can take part. All participants will receive a limited editionphotograph in exchange for getting involved.

You can register and find out more information here.