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.
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”.
Photos by Carbie Warbie – The Famous Spiegeltent 2012
Outre Gallery vs Dr Sketchy’s (Sylvia Ji launch) – http://youtu.be/-EXSJ3sD-Gs
Feature on FringeLane TV – http://youtu.be/TyX0crvSkL0