Six local women courageously stripped bare for a series of sunrise photos last week to express their concern for the environment and the future of their children and grandchildren.
The women, daubed in white paint to spell out the word ‘Peace’, were taking part in the sixth annual Raw Action.
Event organiser, writer and activist Iris Ray Nunn said she was inspired to do the human artwork by her participation in the famous 2003 anti-war action led by Australian singer Grace Knight.
In that action, the women spelled out the words No War with their naked bodies to protest Australia’s involvement in the invasion of Iraq.
‘It’s all about inspiring people to radical action to protect and preserve the preciousness of life.’ Ms Nunn said.
‘To turn society away from power struggles, harm, hate, foolishness and complacency, and towards remembering to love and care passionately together for the living world, our natural habitat.’
Local photographer and videographer Trevor Avedissian captured the recent protest and is turning the material into a mini-documentary that the group hopes will inspire others to take action.
‘These women are incredible,’ Ms Nunn said.
‘Some of them met for the first time 45 minutes before the photos were taken.’
‘They just get called and decide they have to do it, knowing that it’s going to make a difference.’