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

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Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School 4th birthday bash! Saturday July 17!

Join Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Melbourne as we turn 4 for our biggest, most elaborate event ever, with a night of burlesque, music, magic, live sketching and mayhem!

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Melbourne & HTJ Promotions present

The Anti-Art Birthday Bash!

Celebrating 4 years of the debauched hijacking of your typical life drawing class, the Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art Birthday Bash takes the cabaret meets art school concept and puts it on overdrive with a riotous celebration of expression and joy.

Revelers are invited to this explosion of performance and art one of Melbourne’s leading burlesque and music venues, The Order of Melbourne where some of Australia‘s most eccentric performers will work the evening into a frenzy!

The walls of The Order will be covered in picture frames and drawing supplies issued as we invite guests to participate in the evening. Fancy dress, costumes and drawing on the walls will be encouraged as attendees then become co-creators of the event.

Performances from

The Town Bikes (with a new performance)

Cath Jamison

The Huw Joseph Experience

Rosy Rabbit

Miss Honey Pot and Molly Jean Morrison of Eyelash

tunes from Melbourne’s sexiest spinners the Lowbrow Djs

with live sketching on the walls of The Order of Melbourne

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Melbourne

From humble beginnings…

Dr. Sketchy’s is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement. Founded in December 2005 by artist, model, and burlesque performer Molly Crabapple. Tired of the sterile buttoned-up art classes she posed for, Molly envisioned a life-drawing class that was decadent, joyful, relaxed with stellar treatment for models and fun for all.

Present day…
What started as a little event in New York has now spread to over 100 cities across the globe.

Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne is the first International and longest running Dr Sketchy’s branch outside of the New York HQ we are about to turn 4 and continues to flourish.

And now Melbourne’s 4th birthday approaches this July.

The Town Bikes are back

Notorious first ladies of crazed adagio, The Town Bikes – Gabi Barton and Carla Yamine – have amused and bemused audiences across the Australia, Europe, the UK and America with their inimitable stylings and high voltage performance.

From humble beginnings as a renegade act, thrust between a staggering array of musical talents on festival stages and live venues, they have evolved into what has become a unique hybrid of dance and performance, equally at home in the grandeur of an old theatre or the immediacy of a street corner.

After diligently working on their transformative powers and strengthening their resolve, they are pleased to present – B.U.L.K. A new direction. A way of life.

Come and hear them tell of their inspiring journey and bask in the wisdom they wish to share with the good people of Melbourne.

Cath Jamison

A wickedly hilarious comedy magician, this Dove Whisperer offers a feminine approach to the world of Magic.  As a multi-award winner, including Winner of Australian Magician of the Year, Cath is considered among the top illusionists internationally and one of Australia’s most accomplished stage and close up magicians.

The Huw Joseph Experience

‘Comedy Rock Extraordinaire’, Huw Joseph has just returned from touring the UK and Amsterdam in 2009, recording a full length debut album, presenting his weekly radio show on Kiss FM and preparing for his upcoming 2010 Melbourne Fringe show.  The Anti-Art Bash will be the final stop on the latest tour with his full band, the Huw Joseph Experience promoting the launch of his website and digital distribution on iTunes.

Rosy Rabbit

Take one part cheeky, 2 parts of shimmy-shake, throw in some Hubba Hubba and a bottle of french champagne and you have Melbourne’s darling, Rosy Rabbit.

Miss Honey Pot and Molly Jean Morrison of Eyelash

Infamous burlesque, cabaret and vaudeville agency, Eyelash presents two of their talents.  Burlesque starlet, Miss Honey Pot and vaudeville chanteuse Miss Molly Jean Morrison appear regularly with their guerrilla style burlesque at music festivals (BDO, Boogie, Meredith) and events (Ain’t No Sin, Melbourne International Comedy, Community Cup Cheersquad) around town, these ladies will unleash a cocktail of tease with their antics throughout the evening.

When: Saturday 17 July doors 8pm show 9pm

Where:The Order of Melbourne

Level 2 / 401 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Tickets: $25 available at, 1300 GET TIX (438 849), on your mobile and all moshtix outlets including Polyester Records (City & Fitzroy) and Greville Records.

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