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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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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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

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)

Cleave and Daly. Bringing you, Sexy Death.

Hot for Halloween.

Don’t miss Dr Sketchy’s upcoming session – Sunday October 30 we present, Cleave&Daly.  Bringing you,  Sexy Death.

Get ready to lick some shiny boots of leather, kiss the rose tattoo on the Angel of Death and Paint It Black, ‘cos Cleave&Daly want some flesh for fantasy.

The globe trotting grotesque glamorous gothic go-go dance duo comprise of all round sexy pony mermaid rockstar Agent Cleave and glitter-tastic gothic showgirl, costume maker & bootylicious dancer Jess Daly.

These babes have just come off the back of a massive 2 month tour across New York, Berlin and London where they rocked countless festivals, all the while continuing their collaboration with major recording artist Peaches.

Cleave&Daly find themselves back home in Melbourne, armed with a show so fierce it’d make a dead man come.

And they’re hot for you.

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 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!

What: Dr Sketchy’s at The Toff with Agent Cleave & Jess Daly

When: Sunday 30th October  5-7pm

Doors open 4.30pm

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

Rosy Rabbit returns to the stage in a galactic way!

After almost a year the stars have aligned at just the right time for the return of Rosy Rabbit with her tribute to  Barbarella… Forces of evil beware!

The year is 2040.
The Age of Man is over. The Machines are here.

Rosy Rabbit returns to the stage with a blast off performance at Dr Sketchy’s this August.

This is a PREMIERE NEVER SEEN PERFORMANCE.

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Rosy Rabbit will then be performing this outta sight number as part of:

METROPOLIS 2040
In this brave new world, mechanical forces have overwhelmed the human race. Cyborgs, futurists, blade-runners and unseen computer bodies rule the cities. Communications with extra-terrestrial forms of life have succeeded. Humans, declared extinct by their computerised counterparts, have all become but a distant dream.

The world has descended into a sensual mash-up of hedonistic pursuit and robot love. With cameras on every corner, televisions on every street and computers in every room, Big Brother LIKES watching you, baby. And in an old, dark theatre at Red Bennies, space girls, robots and human hybrids are planning the greatest voyeuristic exploration this side of the millennium.

Metropolis 2040 is … 1984 meets Daft Punk.
Metropolis 2040 is … Fritz Lang meets Barbarella.

With performances from:

Extra-terrestrial tassle twirler … LA VIOLA VIXEN (QLD)

The angle-grinding live wire… SPARKARELLA

The modern-day Barbarella … ROSY RABBIT

Space-age aerial from the deadly… SKOPALOVA

The exotic and erotic… FRANKIE VALENTINE

See more here

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DR SKETCHY’S ANTI -ART SCHOOL MELBOURNE

FEATURING The Return of Rosy Rabbit. Tribute to Barbarella

What: Dr Sketchy’s at The Toff

When: Sunday 28th August 5-7pm

Doors open 4.30pm

Where: The Toff in Town
Curtain House 2/252 Swanston St Melbourne
www.thetoffintown.com
Bookings: $15 at the door, or pre book at www.moshtix.com.au

Dr Sketchy’s this Sunday at our new venue – The Toff In Town!

 

Have you got your ticket art monkeys?

Bust out the pencils and pads for some serious sketching frivolity this Sunday at our new home, The Toff in Town!

Be there from 4.30pm to be treated to the swoon worthy duo that is Mikelangelo and St Clare as the sing and pose for your drawing pleasure.

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!

Don’t miss it folks! We’d love your support for this new exciting time!
Lots a love
Sketchy Melbourne

What: Dr Sketchy’s launching this July at The Toff in Town
Featuring Mikelangelo and St Clare

When: Sunday 31st July 5-7pm Doors open 4.30pm

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

Bookings: $15 via moshtix.com.au or at the door
More: www.drsketchymelbourne.com
www.thetoffintown.com
www.reverbnation.com/mikel​angeloandsaintclare
Whether you’re an artstar or a scribbling newbie, Dr. Sketchys is the perfect place to get your fill of drawing fun.

Mikelangelo and St Clare transport us to another world, Sunday 31st July

Last month Dr Sketchy’s celebrated 5 years of sketching entertainment.  Confirming our place as the world’s premier alternative life drawing movement with a tribute to US artist,  Sylvia Ji at Australia’s original alternative gallery,  Outre Gallery!

The session summed up by Harxest Mag “a room full of friendly people, an appreciation for art, beautiful models, unreal costumes and a truck load of fun times.”

So how on earth do we follow up a session like that?

Simple.

We upscale Dr Sketchy’s to ensure that you guys are guaranteed to have a great few hours of fun and sketching.

How.

Curtin House in Melbourne’s CBD has become a hub for literature, film and drinks.  It’s second floor bar,
The Toff in Town is a premier boutique performance space including a dedicated bar and dining area.

Dr Sketchy’s has joined forces with The Toff in Town to bring Melbourne a new era of
Dr Sketchy’s drawing entertainment.

Over 5 years we have hosted a veritable smorgasbord of beautiful, creative, passionate and sincere performers.  Each session has had its own life because of these people.

It is with upmost excitement that we bring you not one, but two incredibly talented and astonishingly handsome performers to celebrate this inaugural session at The Toff in Town in the historic Curtain House.


Internationally acclaimed and immaculately dressed, Mikelangelo.  Part-ringmaster, part-crooner, part-beast possessed. Mikelangelo has toured the world starring in the Olivier award-winning La Clique and with Kaberet Noir Band Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen.


Saint Clare has a growing reputation nationally and internationally as a self styled singer, dancer and model. As described by the press St Clare is ‘ridiculously glamorous’, ‘a melodious and enchanting songbird’, ‘mysterious and mesmeric’.

Together Mikelangelo and Saint Clare create music that evokes an era of
sultry sophistication, another world and another time.

Mikelangelo and St Clare will be performing a selection of songs at this special session.
To see more of the stunning duo visit;

Mikelangelo and St Clare – ReverbNation
Mikelangelo and St Clare – Facebook
Watch the duo on YouTube

A fantastic venue, spectacular models, last but not least – 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)

What: Dr Sketchy’s at The Toff

Featuring Mikelangelo and St Clare

When: Sunday 31st July 5-7pm
Doors open 4.30pm

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

Bookings: $15 at the door, pre-sales details to follow shortly

Contact: hello@drsketchymelbourne.com

More:  www.drsketchymelbourne.com
www.facebook.com/groups/7707942862
www.thetoffintown.com
www.reverbnation.com/mikelangeloandsaintclare
www.melbourneburlesque.com.au/portfolio_item/knave-knixx/