After initially knocking back the request to play host to New York photographer Spencer Tunick’s nude photoshoot in late April, Woolworths has now agreed to host it in Melbourne, after a huge amount of pressure from the public.
The company announced they will now host Spencer’s photoshoot on the rooftop Prahran carpark, which is set to be a part of Chapel Street Precinct’s Provocare arts festival.
They had first refused the request as they didn’t want to disrupt customers or the carpark on a busy Saturday morning, but now all of the cars will be replaced with a tonne of nude models on Monday, July 9.
A spokesperson from Woolworths has said, "As we've said in the past, we're very supportive of the Provocare Festival of the Arts and the Chapel Street community in which we operate.
"In further discussions with the festival organisers they indicated a willingness to be flexible with dates and times to ensure the shoot could happen without inconveniencing our customers during busy weekend trading.
"As a result, we're now able to accommodate the request to temporarily clear the rooftop for Spencer Tunick's group shot on a Monday morning during a traditionally slow trading period.”
The executive chairman of the festival has also spoken up, revealing, "We will also be asking participants to use public transport to avoid the limited parking that is available in the area being unavailable to those shopping at Woolworths or other local retailers during this time."