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r Sketchy’s Disco! Sunday Afternoon Fever with Anna Lumb!

Saturday Night Fever is SO 1976!

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It’s all about Sunday Afternoon Fever here at Dr Sketchy’s and we’re welcoming back the globe hopping, hooping sensation Anna Lumb Artist Page!

Summer 2010 Anna Lumb skated, hooped, bounced and pranced across the Dr Sketchy stage.

She’s back. AND NOT ALONE. Anna is 7 months up the duff!

This will be a session full of hoops, heels, bottles of bubbles, bellies covered in Lycra and DISCO!

Anna explodes onto stage with her charismatic and cheeky performances. Earning her vaudevillian stripes on the cabaret circuits of Melbourne, London and Edinburgh she has appeared in a whole host of variety shows including ‘Ali McGregor’s Late Night Variety Night’, ‘Frank Skinner’s Variety Show’, ‘The Last Tuesday Society’ cult performance night, The Supper Club and more more more.

She has hooped up a storm with Peaches, performed for Prince Edward and the Royal Family of Jordon. Anna has a list of opriginal shows to her name including most recently, “Kissing a Stranger” at La Mama Theatre, “I heart Jack” and her first solo show ‘Big Shoes to Fill,’ a critically acclaimed audience hit at the Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.


Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement. Founded in 2005 by New York illustrator Molly Crabapple, Dr.Sketchy’s went viral after local tattooist Melanie Knight made plans with Molly from her apartment in New York to bring Dr. Sketchy’s to Melbourne, appearing on the last Sunday of every month at The Toff in Town. There are now over 150 branches in cities around the globe with Melbourne the longest runninng session.

The world’s premier alternative drawing movement. Whether you’re an artstar or a scribbling newbie, Dr. Sketchy’s is the perfect place to get your fill of drawing fun. Come sketch glamorous underground performers, listen to good tunes, drink great cocktails and get creative.

Who said drawing can’t be sexy, you’ve seen Titanic haven’t you?

Harxest Mag describes the event as “a room full of friendly people, an appreciation for art,

beautiful models, unreal costumes and a truck load of fun times”.

Don’t forget your sketch pad and pencils!

MORE:

TICKETS: https://tickets.thetoffintown.com/event/view/6gmw0fcrv


W: drsketchymelbourne.com

E: hello@drsketchymelbourne.com

F: http://www.facebook.com/groups/7707942862/

I: @DrSketchyMelbourne

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This August we play nurse with Lola Ramone

Let’s go back in time to 12 months ago, August 2103.  NASA sent a message alerting us that a SPACE BABE was on her way.  And that she was real dirty.  Dr Sketchy’s got on the space phone to call and ask if she’d like to bath in front of a bunch of artists.  That’s what we do hear on Earth.

And so, Lola Ramone landed at The Toff in Town for her radioactive scrub right before our eyes while we rendered her in pencil.

Lola has since stayed here on Earth, Melbourne infact and has been working in….. health care?

This month we bring you Anti-Art that will tear out your heart.  Literally.

Lola plays nurse and where are the vitcims…  I mean patients.  Yes, we are the patients.
With a nod to The Twilight Zone and the creepy sterile hallways of hospitals of the 50’s Lola is a nurse gone wayward.  Watch her come undone (and undress) to reveal the most glamourous gore to hit the Dr Sketchy stage.

Lola Ramone is a Melbourne based performer who has carried her love of the brashness and beauty of Americana and the Atomic Age into a brand of burlesque that is at once gaudy, gorgeous and playfully perverse.  Inspired by grit and glamour of eras gone by Lola mixes the lowbrow with the high class  to create acts that are humorous, sexy and a little out of
this world.

The world’s premier alternative drawing movement. Whether you’re an artstar or a scribbling newbie, Dr. Sketchy’s is the perfect place to get your fill of drawing fun. Come sketch glamorous underground performers,  listen to good tunes, drink great cocktails and get creative.

Who said drawing can’t be sexy, you’ve seen Titanic haven’t you?

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement.  Founded in 2005 by New York illustrator Molly Crabapple, Dr.Sketchy’s went viral after local tattooist Melanie Knight made plans with Molly from her apartment in New York to bring Dr. Sketchy’s to Melbourne, appearing on the last Sunday of every month at The Toff in Town. There are now over 150 branches in cities around the globe with Melbourne the longest runninng session.

Harxest Mag describes the event as “a room full of friendly people, an appreciation for art,
beautiful models, unreal costumes and a truck load of fun times”.

Don’t forget your sketch pad and pencils!

MORE:
W: drsketchymelbourne.com
E: hello@drsketchymelbourne.com
F: http://www.facebook.com/groups/7707942862/
I: @DrSketchyMelbourne

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Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School and the sideshow scallywag..

I remember when I turned 8, there were balloons, pin the tail on the donkey and jelly-filled orange wedges. I wondered how I could top something as awesome as that birthday party for Dr Sketchy’s 8th birthday..

I think we did! A giant blackboard, blindfolding and spinning people till they fell over (sorry Harrison Chua!), cupcakes and cocktail giveaways, and a gorgeous guest of honor, Tanzer who serenaded and posed for us all afternoon.
Thank you to all who came to party, continue to share your sketches here and over at Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Melbourne

And now! We get ready to announce our next session on SUNDAY JULY 27th!

Be prepared to wiggle and squirm as Little Laa Laa the tap-dancing clown and side-show scallywag brings her curious talents to the Dr Sketchy stage.

Little Laa Laa is a red-headed ragamuffin who serves up a perplexing platter indeed. Blending acts of absurdity with feats of death-defying lunacy,  mind-boggling buffoonery and a wee little splash of salacious scalwaggery. You will squeal and squirm as this mischievous little mime
and her delightfully dark, vaudevillian antics play out in front of your very eyes.

Little Laa Laa is tap-dancing clown and side-show scallywag, Gemma Lark.  Born the bastard son of an alchemist and spent the first 10 years of her life surviving on a diet of split peas and cigarettes.  At the age of 14 she was married to a travelling salesman who kept her in the glove box of his 1967 Ford Falcon, though when she failed to produce him with an heir he sold her to a troupe of wandering minstrels for the price of four bags of oats and an arthritic goat. She considered this to be a reasonable exchange.By the age of 16 Lark had developed a nervous twitch, a whiskey dependency and an impressive collection of facial scars. By 20 she had lost touch with reality entirely and by 25 she was shamelessly lying in her biographies.


Harxest Mag describes the event as “a room full of friendly people, an appreciation for art, beautiful models, unreal costumes and a truck load of fun times”.

Don’t forget your sketch pad and pencils!

WHEN Sunday 27 July
Doors open 3.30pm Session 4-6pm
WHERE The Toff in Town 5/252 Swanston St (Curtain House)
TICKETS $18.00 http://www.thetoffintown.con and on the door

MORE:
W: drsketchymelbourne.com
E: hello@drsketchymelbourne.com
F: http://www.facebook.com/groups/7707942862/
I: @DrSketchyMelbourne

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Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School celebrates 8 years in Melbourne with Music Maker/Heart Break, TANZER.

We are turning 8!!!

8 years art monkeys!    Every.damn.month. for 8 years!


Plus all the glorious festivals and pop-ups like that time Sylvia Ji came out and we invaded Outre Gallery Dios de le muerte style, or the time we took over Rites of Passage Tattoo festival, and of course when Kevin Jackson and Vivienne Wong from The Australian Ballet joined us for Midsumma..

Mel went to New York after a big crowd funding campaign got her a ticket to speak at the 2nd International SketchyCon and year after year we return to The Famous Spiegeltent.

How on earth do we say Happy Birthday to ourselves?

On Sunday 29 June we have a party.  Need one helluva model to bring the partay.  I think we’ve done it too.  Our objet d’art is Music Maker/Heart Breaker, TANZER .

“If I created a new depravity I would be a priestess, while my imitators would founder, after my reign, in abominable filth…”


Crackling melodrama, cinematic love stories and big ass beats – Tanzer is a pop diva translating film noir nostalgia into bombastic modern love anthems. Blinged-out like a female Frank N’ Furter with the haughty glare and big hair of a 60s film siren, this commanding chanteuse spins tales of OTT love affairs and fabulous heartbreak to a swelling, thumping soundscape. It’s the soundtrack to your most devastating and delicious passion.


TICKETS AT http://tickets.thetoffintown.com/event/view/tg7fjk5pw

See you all SUNDAY 29 JUNE at The Toff in Town.  Doors open 3.30pm. Session 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Below is a little love story on how we came to be.

Part art, part cabaret, all fun.

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement.

Founded in 2005 by New York illustrator Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy’s went viral after local tattooist and illustrator Melanie Knight made plans with Molly from her apartment in New York to bring Dr. Sketchy’s to Melbourne becoming the world’s premier alternative drawing movement.

There are now over 150 branches in cities around the globe.

Melbourne is now the longest running session in the world, celebrating 8 years this June, appearing on the last Sunday of every month at The Toff in Town located in the vertical laneway that is Curtain House.

Recent years has seen a formidable array of performers hit the Dr. Sketchy stage. In keeping with our ethos of providing an eclectic and exiting display of the country’s most unique and inspiring performers we greeted Tim Rogers of You am I, dancers of The Australian Ballet, a now traditional run of summer sessions in The Famous Spiegeltent hosting the talents of Opera star Ali McGregor with globetrotting burlesque star Gypsy Wood, cabaret chantuese Simoncee Page Jones and star of BRIEFS – all male vaudeville, The King of Boylesque Mark “Captain Kidd’ Winmill.

Dr Sketchy’s has been a boon to the art scene since its inception, promoting creativity and community in every city that runs one. Providing a space for people of all abilities to draw the flourishing alternative scenes that might otherwise be inaccessible to the lone artist.
Harxest Mag describes the event as “a room full of friendly people, an appreciation for art, beautiful models, unreal costumes and a truck load of fun times”.

MORE:
W: drsketchymelbourne.com
E: hello@drsketchymelbourne.com
I: @DrSketchyMelbourne

Photos by Carbie Warbie – The Famous Spiegeltent 2012
www.tonedeaf.com.au/photos/galleries/129777/dr-sketch.htm#1
Outre Gallery vs Dr Sketchy’s (Sylvia Ji launch) – http://youtu.be/-EXSJ3sD-Gs
Feature on FringeLane TV – http://youtu.be/TyX0crvSkL0

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The Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Marching Band – with Bijou Lala

Band atten-hut!


Drum roll please for our May muse, Australia’s French Jewel – Bijou LaLa. Crowned second place in Miss Burlesque Australia 2012 and winning the title of Miss Revival, a fire cracker entertainer best known for her hilarious theatrics and wicked dance skills Bijou is an experienced fan twirler, samba shaker, hip-hopper and parkour wild woman!

A wicked temptress who indulges in all things French, she has one thing to ask you… Is that a baguette in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

You might remember Bijou’s hilarious “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” act? Who could forget the Bijou was the WORLD’S FIRST pregnant Dr Sketchy muse with her Papa Don’t Preach number.

This May be prepared to stand to attention as Bijou brings her Marching Band Skipping Girl to the stage.

Leave your drums behind – but do bring your sketch pad and pencils!

The world’s premier alternative drawing movement. Whether you’re an artstar or a scribbling newbie, Dr. Sketchy’s is the perfect place to get your fill of drawing fun. Come sketch glamorous underground performers, listen to good tunes, and drink great cocktails.
Dr Sketchy’s has been a boon to the art scene since its inception, promoting creativity and community in every city that runs one.

Providing a space for people of all abilities to draw the flourishing alternative scenes that might otherwise be inaccessible to the lone artist.
Harxest Mag describes the event as “a room full of friendly people, an appreciation for art, beautiful models, unreal costumes and a truck load of fun times”.


Great tunes brought to you by resident Sketchy DJ, The Knave! Bringing a massive collection of boogie woogie, hip shakin’, room-a-quakein’ tunes! Expect an infectious blend of nostalgic flavour that will have you toe tappin while you sketch.. (The Knave is not liable should you lose your bananas)

Don’t forget your sketch pad and pencils!

Tickets at http://tickets.thetoffintown.com/event/view/ryf1p6nt5

W: drsketchymelbourne.com
E: hello@drsketchymelbourne.com
I: @DrSketchyMelbourne

 

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More culture than a tub of yoghurt

Sunday 13 April, Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne held 4 pop-up sessions on the lawns of The State Library of Victoria to celebrate Viva Italia!

A magnifico day of free activities dedicated to Italian culture at the Library, inspired by Italy’s centuries’-old tradition of the family scampagnata (picnic). There’ll be folk music, bocce, life drawing with Roman gods, tours in Italian of Rome: Piranesi’s vision, Lego monuments to build, lots of food and lots of fun!

Dr Sketchy’s has always prided itself on bringing you the most beautiful and creative muses for your sketching pleasure.

The State Library celebrated its current exhibition, Piranesi’s Vision in the tradition of the family scampagnata and Dr Sketchy’s was there right in the middle of all of it.

The exhibition features exquisite rare artworks from 18th-century Italian master-printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–78) and highlights the grand churches, imposing palaces and monumental ruins of Rome.

So we invavded the high-brow and here’s what happened..

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Domino De Jour, shaken not stirred.

Dr Sketchy’s brings the laughs this month with performances full of exoctica, sass and humour..

Domino de Jour echoes a screen goddesses of yesteryear.  Sensual, classy and free, Domino is a cocktail mix of the 50’s, 60s and today.  Be prepared for one helluva hangover as we present Domino De Jour, shaken not stirred.

 Domino will be dominating the Dr Sketchy stage on Sunday 27 April bringing her killer curves, a deadly bump and grind with killer style.

 Bringing to us a blend of Whitesnake, Bon Jovi and more in the guise of a tired diner waitress Domino will be making sure Dr Sketchy’s is the best Happy Hour in town!

Tickets at http://tickets.thetoffintown.com/event/view/j3drx920m

Harxest Mag describes Dr Sketchy’s as “a room full of friendly people, an appreciation for art, beautiful models, unreal costumes and a truck load of fun times”.

A boon to the art scene since its inception, promoting creativity and community in every city that runs one. Dr Sketchy’s provides a space for people of all abilities to draw the flourishing alternative scenes that might otherwise be inaccessible to the lone artist.

Dr. Sketchy’s Melbourne is proud to attract the most accomplished performers in their field and bring them to our lovely, open community where we celebrate the fun often forgotten about as adults in creativity and drawing.

With the aid of killer tunes by Dj Knave Knixx and glorious cocktails supplied by The Toff in Town babes you’re sure to release the inner muse.

What: Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School presents Domino De Jour
Time: 4pm-6pm (doors open 3.30pm)

Where: The Toff in Town Curtain House
2/252 Swanston St Melbourne

Tickets: $18 +booking fee –www.thetoffintown.com

Don’t forget your drawing supplies!

http://www.dominodejour.com/

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