dr sketchy’s anti art school

The divine Gypsy Wood, straight from the Carnival of Unearthy Delights at the Adelaide Fringe is now back in the one real city Australia has, Sydney. She’s back there for the opening of Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School next Tuesday.


Dr Sketchy’s is what happens when cabaret meets art school.It was the little Brooklyn (USA) event that became a movement. Started by artists Molly Crabapple and A.V Phibes.

It is now a 16 country community, with Dr Sketchy’s opening somewhere in the world every week. We have been selected to operate the Sydney and Brisbane Dr Sketchy’s! We have secured the gorgeous ArtHouse hotel in Sydney and burlesque, vaudeville, rockabilly, pin-up and circus artists to pose for us.

At our Dr Sketchy events, you will be able to enjoy a drink,draw / paint, or just sit back and enjoy the live Burlesque entertainment. Our cover charge will be very reasonable, and we will have membership discounts available soon after launch.


Launch Party:
Tues 10th April
Gallery Bar
The ArtHouse Hotel
275 Pitt Street Sydney
$10 guestlist / $15 door
email us to guestlist

Every Tues 630pm:
Attic Bar
The ArtHouse Hotel
275 Pitt Street Sydney
$15 on door (inc free drink)

— Burlesque Ball

soft sculpt adelaide

It’s Adelaide Fringe time, so Gypsy Wood is sitting in the Garden of Unearthly Delights, and every dancer in town is performing this week, and not a few of musicians. That includes Michael Carter, Deon Hastie, and Gala Moody, who will be the subject of another blog post in a couple of minutes.

soft sculpt
Presented Bypazzia contemporary performing collective

3 unique shows: see them all! for further information go to www.myspace.com/pazziacontemporaryperformingcollective

tickets available from fringetix or online by clicking here

announcing our hot performer listing:

gala moody, leigh warren dancers
deon hastie, leigh warren dancers
krinkl theatre, puppetry and object animation (nsw)
meghann jones, jamfactory resident artisan
michael carter, australian ballet
miranda hill, melbourne symphony orchestra (vic)
damien ralphs, kurruru indigenous youth performing arts

janet anderson, adelaide symphony orchestra
sarah mccarthy, adelaide symphony orchestra
heather lloyd, adelaide symphony orchestra
gemma phillips, adelaide symphony orchestra

kelly lovelady, artistic director (montreal)
stephanie kabanyana, director of operations
vanessa vance, director of finance and administration (wa)

— pazzia contemporary performing collective

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the absinthe club & life-size

Two shows from two of my favourite people in Australia, both of whom I’ve had get naked in the name of art. Luke George (Stompin and all-round amazing dancer) is first and last with Life-Size, and Gypsy Wood (Burlesque queen and fashion goddess) is in the middle with The Absinthe Club, all in Melbourne in two weeks.

LIFE-SIZE is a project involving new work in dance, sound and video.
LIFE-SIZE is luke george with kristy ayre luke smiles and martyn coutts.
upcoming performance dates…
___Wed 31 Jan 8:30pm Outpost @ Horse Bizaar Little Londsdale Street, Melbourne
___Friday 9 Feb 7:30pm Development Showing at Chunky Move Studios 111 Sturt Street South Bank, Melbourne

LIFE-SIZE is assisted by the Russell Page Fellowship for Contemporary Dance and maximised by Chunky Move


+61 (0)417 535 456.

— lifesizemeup

Sugartime Presents The Absinth Club

February 2nd and 3rd The Spanish Club Melbourne 59 – Johnston st, Fitzroy.
10th The Gaelic Club, Sydney 64 Devonshire st, Surry Hills
24th The Columbian, Brisbane 14-20 Constance st, Fortitude Valley.

Sugartime Sydney’s Premiere vintage variety show, joins with Green Fairy to bring you the most incredible line-up of Australian burlesque in a sinister spectacular as never seen before!

Featuring over fifty of the most finest performers from three cities pushing the boundaries of illegitimate theatre, don’t miss becoming a member the Absinth Club.

For more ticket info www.sugartime.com.au or www.gypsywood.net

— The Absinthe Club