Go on.. take a drag

Go on.. take a drag

Drag Assassin, Agent Cleave and Drag Diva, DANDROGYNY hit the Dr Sketchy stage on Thursday 27 July at 24 Moons Bar, Northcote.

 

Dandrogyny. A hybrid of dance, drag, queerness, openness and love. A fusion of man, woman, other, everything, colour and shade. Dandrogyny encapsulates the beauty and the beast, the truth and the subversion of truth,and is all types of gorgeous.

 
Agent Cleave. Cabaret glamour mashed with trashy rock ‘n’ pop roar, Cleave is THE showstopper.  He is the worlds most beautiful woman.  Spending the last 5 years touring the world dancing for Peaches and the RUB tour, Cleave returns to flood Melbourne with his blood, sweat and…. tears. yeah, his tears..
 

Dr Sketchy’s is back on stage!

On Monday April 24, we return in 2017 to a new venue and seduce you and your pencil with a never before seen muse. A goddess, seductress, an empress and warrior.

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Ms Rogers, Go-Go dancer, lingerie model, womens rights advocate. The most romantic muse the Dr Sketchy stage has seen will drip her glamour and her garments throughout the evening.

Performer, exhibitionist, activist, and truly hopeless romantic, Chanelle sweeps up the most passionate of experiences and embraces them through every medium she can get her hands on.

Through her lifes work of exploring and understanding the art of exhibitionism, Chanelle finds a joy like no other in expressing herself through her body for the pleasure of others. Her heart is on her sleeve with every move and she wants you to take it and love it. Chanelle performs as much on the internet as she does on the stage.

She’s featured in live works by Boon Companions, Supple Fox, and Guerilla Museum; at the likes of Dark Mofo, Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival; live on Network Ten and her own instagram feed; and from adult clubs to exhibition openings across the country.

You can see more of her fetish, bondage, and erotic photography, or learn about her live performance, by following her @letsmakebeauty

You can follow the workers rights campaign she spearheads with lingerie-star Bellentina at #notyourhoney

WHEN Monday 24 April Doors open 6.30pm
WHERE 24 Moons Bar, 2 Arthurton Rd Northcote
TICKETS via MOSHTIX

BAM BAM hits Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne!

BAM BAM hits Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne!

It only took 10 years of Dr Sketchy’s – we FINALLY have her!!!!!

Bam Bam is a force to be reckoned with. Powerful, mesmerising, tender and strange.
This dangerous woman will take you on an uncomfortable journey into a dark world of desire and unrealistic expectations.

“Bam Bam is a dream from another time, a nightmare from another world”.

Not only is Bam Bam a scandalous performer, she is also the revolutionary force behind GRRL FEST– mini DIY festival is designed to celebrate, encourage and inspire women* artists and performers.

Art brings people together, regardless of age, colour, gender or sexual orientation. Theatre and the visual arts have been separated for too long. We seek to combine them, providing a space for people of all abilities to draw the flourishing alternative performance scene that might otherwise be inaccessible to the lone artist. This bringing together of scenes and crossing of boundaries is essential to what we do.

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Dr Sketchy has been a boon to the art scene since its inception, promoting creativity and community in every city that runs one. A wildly inclusive event– young and old, those who have drawn before, and those who have never picked up a pencil, this is the perfect place to get your fill of drawing fun.

DONT FORGET YOUR SKETCH PAD AND PENCILS!

Doors open 4.30pm

Session runs 5 – 7pm

TICKETS WILL SELL OUT!!! http://www.eventbrite.com/o/dr-sketchy-anti-art-school-melbourne-10753887938

Check out previous sessions at our Vimeo page https://vimeo.com/user34117357

 

Strutt’s Sketching Studio

Strutt’s Sketching Studio

Calling aspiring artists and seasoned sketchers!

Presented in collaboration with the State Library of Victoria, Strutt’s Sketching Studio is special pop-up artist space, inspired by William Strutt’s acclaimed artistry.

Drop in to this free 2 day sketching studio and practise your craft, as always, we are all inclusive and this is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Relive Melbourne’s golden age, when Victoria became a separate colony, gold was discovered, bushrangers roamed and explorers launched bold expeditions into the Australian interior.

These dramatic transformations were captured in stunning paintings, sketches and drawings by William Strutt (1825–1915), whose work encompasses the brutal fury of the Australian landscape and the human drama of life in the mid-19th century.  In collaboration with, Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Melbourne these images and characters will be bought to life for your inside of Strutt’s Sketching Studio.

Art tools, boards, a selection of pencils and drawing paper will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own personal sketchbook, but please note that ink and paint are not permitted in the studio.

On Friday 23 Sept: practise portraiture and still-life with 40-minute live model sit times (20-minute poses).

On Saturday 24 Sept: contribute to a giant historical drawing, capturing models in authentic bushranger costumes, with landscape elements and a life-size model horse.

During your day, visit Heroes and villains: Strutt’s Australia and see examples of William Strutt’s masterful portaiture, preparatory sketches and large-scale historical paintings.

 

BABY GOT BACK!

BABY GOT BACK!

Booty, butts, big butts, fat-bottomed girls, junk in the trunk, parody of the patootie!

Dr Sketchy’s returned to Melbourne with a sold out session last month.

So how do we follow that up?!

With a whole lotta booty!

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Sunday 14 August at BeinArt Gallery,  Miss Jane Doe and the one and only Frankie Valentine bring the booty…

BABY GOT BACK The Accolade to ASS!

Frankie Valentine and Vesper White created Baby Got Back as a celebration of everything ASS; a tribute to toosh, a dedication to derriere!

A dance party for fellow backside worshippers to show off the junk in their trunk, and revel in stage performances of the best booty dancers from the east coast of Australia.

And at Dr Sketchy’s we are going to get to continue the worship and draw some of the best butts in town.

WHEN Sunday 14 August 5pm – 7pm.
Doors at 4.45pm
WHERE beinArt Gallery 1 Sparta Place Brunswick
TICKETS HERE ***** Please note art monkeys we have REDUCED the capacity to make sure everyone is comfy! This will mean tickets will sell sooner! *****

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Like Kurt Vonnegut said “practising an art, no matter how well or how badly is a way to make your soul grow”. Check out previous sessions from The Toff in Town at our Vimeo page https://vimeo.com/user34117357

Dr Sketchy’s 2015 season launch with Honey B Goode

Dearest art monkeys,

I hope 2015 is already brimming with potential and success, we here at Dr Sketchy’s are as passionate as ever to reignite or just keep on stokin’ your creative fires.

We believe in drawing, we believe that just because we grew up doesn’t mean we should stop having fun with pencils and paper as often as possible.

I bet some of you sit in front of a piano, or even pick up a guitar, ukelele or even a recorder sometimes. Me, I play the triangle. How bout just picking up a pencil and making a picture though?
Drawing helps us to think, feel good and have fun. It can be tough to sit alone and think up something to just draw (excluding your day job doodling!) so Dr Sketchy’s works at bringing together the wonderful talent that our great city has to put them smack in front of you – you’re very own Monthly Melbourne Muses!

I’m very excited to announce that our muse to herald the start of our 2015 season is the hilarious heartbreaker, Honey B Goode.

It’s our 2015 season launch!

We’re back and fired up to bring you the very loveliest, funniest, charming and most talented performers Melbourne’s shiney dirty underground has to offer. We blast into 2015 with the hilarious heartbreaker, Honey B. Goode.

Known as the queen of quirk, Honey has forged a reputation as an original, charismatic and surprising performer. Synthesising her training in modern and classical dance, physical theatre and the dramatic arts, this chameleon-like ecdysiast delights in pushing the boundaries of burlesque. With performances ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, this dazzling dame only asks that you expect the unexpected.

 

Be good, and if you can’t be good
Be good at being bad like
Every girl should, honey be good

WHEN: Sunday 22 February

WHERE: The Toff in Town lvl 2 Curtain House, 252 Swanston St

DOORS OPEN: 3.30pm SESSION 4-6pm

TICKETS: $18 via http://www.thetoffintown.com and available on the door

Bring your sketch pad and pencils!

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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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