Life drawing feature on ABC ARTS

A few months ago ABC ARTS came to film Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne, the phenomena it has become and how it has changed they way people engage life drawing around the world.

Here’s the link to the video which will remain online for a little while longer.
https://iview.abc.net.au/show/mix

Enormous thanks to all who contributed.

See you November 29th for our farewell session with Agent Cleave and Miss Jessi Leigh xx

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Unforgettable art

Words fail me.

In 11 years of Dr Sketchys Melbourne I have never experienced a session like that.

I am humbled by all the art monkeys that come to draw each month, I am in awe of AGENT CLEAVE & DANDROGYNY and the skill, bravery & commitment they give to their art, and grateful to 24 Moons Bar for being the perfect home.

Feast your eyes on some of what was captured and join our Facebook group for more.

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.

ChanelleRogers11
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

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”.

MORE:
W: drsketchymelbourne.com
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

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