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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”.

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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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2013 finale with Superstar of the Sideshow Lilikoi Kaos. Le Freak, Le Chic!

We farewell 2013 with The Superstar of the Sideshow, Lilikoi Kaos. Lilikoi created a storm of graphite with the 100 plus audience sketching her at our Famous Spiegeltent session in 2012 with the reigning King of Boylesque, Captain Kidd.  See that photo in the header bar just up there?… yeah, that’s LILIKOI!!!!!!

After travelling the world with the force that is Moira Finucane and Glory Box, Lilikoi returns to wreck havoc and cause Kaos on our sketch pads.


Eclectic, erotic, odd, fiesty, feminine. A female Houdini, with acrobatic precision in all her moves.

Lilikoi Kaos a second-generation contemporary circus performer grew up travelling the world as part of an international community of innovative artists, she works across circus, sideshow, physical theatre, comedy, and burlesque and filters it all through the prism of her own own edgy philosophy of life.

…Lilikoi Kaos thrilled audiences with a hula hoop act that was sheer skill, and a wink that would make any man (or woman) fall in love….

See photos of Lilikoi Koas at our Famous Spiegeltent session by Carbie Warbie Extended Edition here
and Tim Chuma’s photo set here

Dr. Sketchy’s is for everyone, no previous artistic ability required. The world’s premier alternative drawing movement.

Harzest 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”.

Please bring your own sketchpad and art materials

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Instagram: @DrSketchyMelbourne

Tickets: $18.00 +BF PURCHASE HERE or on the door
Time: 4.00am-6.00pm (Doors 3.30pm)
When: Sunday 1 December
Where: The Toff in Town, 2/252 Swanston St Melbourne

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The Wives of Henry VIII with reigning Queen of Burlesque, Strawberry Siren

Part art, part cabaret, all fun.  Melbourne’s original burlesque life drawing event.

This month we lay out the red carpet and sound the trumpets for Australia’s reigning Queen of burlesque, The Strawberry Siren. The Strawberry Siren has been dazzling Burlesque audiences worldwide for the last 6 years drawing on her 18 year background in Circus, Theatre and Dance to provide a fresh and fancy take on Burlesque that she’s dubbed Cirlesque.

Not only a Burlesque Queen Downunder, Strawberry has recently been setting the northern hemisphere on fire, sizzling and scorching her way through the London BurlesqueFest, Los Angeles, Kansas, Vancouver and New Orleans Burlesque Festivals!

“The Strawberry Siren is the Tarantino of Burlesque…. Sexy and dangerous!”

King Henry the Eighth,
to six wives he was wedded.
One died, one survived,
two divorced, two beheaded.

Queen Strawberry will be paying homage to the Wives of King VIII with the most spectauclar of tudor inspired outfits.  Join us as we kill off these woman with our mighty pencils!

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art Schools 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 to draw the flourishing alternative scenes that might otherwise be inaccessible to the lone artist, presenting hilarious and exciting performers as your unique muses.

Dr. Sketchy’s is for everyone, no previous artistic ability required. The world’s premier alternative drawing movement. 

Harzest 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”.

Please bring your own sketchpad and art materials

Join us on Facebook
Instagram: @DrSketchyMelbourne

Tickets: $18.00 +BF / $18.00 on the door
Time: 4.00am-6.00pm (Doors 3.30pm)
When: Sunday 27 October 2013
Where: The Toff in Town, 2/252 Swanston St Melbourne VIC 3000, Melbourne

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Meow…. More like Roar! with Glamour Puss L’amour

Dr Sketchy’s brings you the purrrfect sex kitten for your sketching pleasures this month.

A tantalising blend of old time glamour puss with 60’s sex kitten please welcome the pelvis thrusting, hip shaking, bump and grind of traditional tease, Melbourne’s Lady Provocateur, L’amour!

L’amour brings a wealth of experience and variety to the stage.  A seasoned performance artist spanning vaudeville and contortaion through to the most risqué of pole routines and all that shimmers and shimmeys in between.  A natural talent for blending the naughty with nice, this femme fatale will trap you with her feline charms.

After a recent hiatus L’amour has exploded back onto the East Coast scene performing most recently at the Australian Burlesque festival.

Be prepared for a lot of glitter, a lot of hair, and a lot of skin.  Get ready for L’amour…

DJ The Knave spins the tunes to keep things funky throughout the evening and of course, The Toff has one of Melbourne best stocked bars to keep your creative spirits well lubricated!

When: Sunday June 24
Doors open 4.00pm Session runs 4.30 to 6.30pm

Where: The Toff in Town
Curtain House 2/252 Swanston St Melbourne
www.thetoffintown.com/shows

Bookings: $18 at the door, or pre book at Moshtix phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849) online www.moshtix.com.au or Moshtix outlets including Polyester (Fitzroy & City)
(Please bring your own sketchpad and art materials)

Contact: hello@drsketchymelbourne.com
http://www.drsketchymelbourne.com

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Enter, Salome – The Red Goddess

Witness the epitome of dangerous female seductiveness,
with her iconic Dance of the Seven Veils.
Immortalised by Oscar Wilde, and made memorable in Richard Strauss’s Opera.

“No longer was she merely the dancing-girl who extorts a cry of lust and concupiscence from an old man by the lascivious contortions of her body;
who breaks the will,  masters the mind of a King by the spectacle of her quivering bosoms,  heaving belly and tossing thighs;

she was now revealed in a sense as the symbolic incarnation of world-old Vice,
the goddess of immortal Hysteria,
the Curse of Beauty supreme above all other beauties by the cataleptic spasm that stirs her flesh and steels her muscles,
– a monstrous Beast of the Apocalypse, indifferent, irresponsible, insensible, poisoning”
– Huysmans À rebours – Toni Bentley (2002) Sisters of Salome: 24

Kerryx is a smouldering and sultry bombshell waiting to be uncovered (literally!).

Join Kerryx as she takes you on a journey through the darker side of seduction.
With inspirations ranging from belly dance through to both classic and neo burlesque, she is known for her breath-taking performances with a touch of gothic enchantment.

Harzest 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”

DJ Knave Knixx spins the tunes to keep things funky throughout the evening and of course, The Toff has one of Melbourne best stocked bars to keep your creative spirits well lubricated!

What: Dr Sketchy’s at The Toff presents Salome, The Red Goddess

When:  Sunday 27th November 4.30-6.30pm
NOTE THE TIME CHANGE

Doors open 4.00pm

Where: The Toff in Town
Curtain House 2/252 Swanston St Melbourne
www.thetoffintown.com
www.drsketchymelbourne.com

Bookings: $15 at the door or pre book your seat (recommended) from Moshtix phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849) online www.moshtix.com.au or Moshtix outlets including Polyester (Fitzroy & City)

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