Illawarra artists with naked ambition are being encouraged to get involved in a University of Wollongong exhibition and auction later this month.
Creative arts students hope to get a lot of exposure for the eighth annual Nude Auction, to be held on September 21.
A wide variety of artworks celebrating the human form will be up for sale, from emerging and established artists including Jelle van Den Berg, Jacky Redgate, Michael Keighery and Derek Kreckler.
Donations of more nude artworks would be welcome, with submissions accepted today between 11am and 2pm.
Final year creative arts student Gill Dinh said the nude auction gave artists from across the campus, and the community, a platform to showcase their works.
"Anyone is able to submit an artwork as long as it fits within the nude theme - whether that be an actual nude painting or nude-related, like a painting of apples and pears to celebrate different body shapes," she said.
"Everyone is also encouraged to come along to the auction to buy an artwork to start or add to their collection, and support the students at the same time."
Last year about $3000 was raised at the auction, and students hope to raise a similar amount at this year's event which will be held at the Cloisters Gallery in the Creative Arts Faculty from 12.30pm-1.30pm.
"Profits from the auction will go towards our graduating exhibition Paper Planes which will be held in November," Ms Dinh said.
"The auction and associated exhibition also give students a chance to gain invaluable industry experience in running these type of public events.
An exhibition of the works will be on display in the gallery from September 17 until the auction.