Nude in the name of art on Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge

Visual artist Spencer Tunick’s 2023 Brisbane-based work ‘Tide’ is a prequel for bigger things to come in 2024.
Nude Spencer Tunick. Image is lines upon lines of naked people behind each other on rising levels, standing in front of a curved glass structure.

New York-based contemporary artist Spencer Tunick will return to Brisbane in 2024 for a major installation as part of the inaugural Melt Open, the city’s new and expanded festival celebrating queer art and culture.

Tunick, whose documentation and celebration of the human body sees him working with large groups of naked people in public spaces, is already creating a new work, Tide, for Melt this year.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts