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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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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

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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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Evie Red wants to Play(Boy Bunny)

Our muse of the month, Evie Red will steal your hear and stun your senses with her tribute to the Blues, followed be her very cheeky PlayBoy Bunny number!

Charming, energetic and provocative, Evie transforms the art of tease and pushes the boundaries laid down by legends before her. With a distinct fusion of classic elegance and hard-edged sensuality, she is unlike any you have seen before.

Modernism inspires Evie’s performances, producing burlesque that is fresh, contemporary and unpredictable. Evie Red, the ever intoxicating charmer, likes to leave her audiences satisfied, even if on the edge of their seats.


A favourite of Dr Sketchy’s art monkeys performing her Toy Soldier routine last year and splashing around in a bath full of gold the year before that. This year she looks forward to turning on the blues at The Toff in Town as she takes hold of a new direction and loses herself in the seductive, velvety tones of rhythm and blues.

 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”.


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.


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. The aid of killer tunes by Dj Knave Knixx and glorious cocktails supplied by The Toff in Town babes always helps release our inner muse.

Don’t forget your paper and pencils!


What: Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School presents Evie Red

Time: 4pm-6pm (doors open 3.30pm)


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

Tickets: $18 +booking fee.


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

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Super vixen Stella Angelico launches 2014!

On Sunday 12th January we launch our 2014 season at The Toff in Town with female powerhouse, the sophisticated, seductive, siren of soul.. Stella Angelico.

‘Femininity… in full-throttle.’
theauureview.com.au, June 2013

Stella Angelico sings because she must, her voice and violent hip-shaking performance is an explosion of the untamed feminine. The daughter of cult cabaret darling Peaches La Crème and internationally renowned magician Sam Angelico, the world of music and performance course through Stella’s veins.


Stella was born for the spotlight, this woman is the main event. Join us as Stella ignites our inner muse with her raunchy dips, swivelling hips and rips Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School into 2014.

‘Inescapably seductive’
theaureview.com.au, June 2013

See a whole lot more of Stella here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stella-Angelico/186949314699884

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

WHEN: Sunday 12 January
TIME: Doors 3.30 Session 4 – 6pm
WHERE: The Toff In Town Swanston St
TICKETS: on the door or via The Toff $18.00

Bring your sketch pads and materials!

Happy New Year!

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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

www.facebook.com/groups/7707942862

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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