Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Where Cabaret Meets Art

Art Exhibition previously on in Sydney precinct, New South Wales, Australia. Published by anonymous on Tuesday 15 January 2008. Tuesday 29 January 2008 to Thursday 01 January 2009.

NY Model Scarlet Sinclair poses for Dr Sketchys image

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Every second Tuesday at the Arthouse Hotel, a group of Burlesque, Vaudeville, Punk & Rockabilly performers and models will make themselves available for anyone who wants to sketch them. There are also drinks, competitions and great music. www.drsketchy.com.au

The result was Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School, a regular event held in Brooklyn, New York, which became a movement and has now landed in Sydney.

Every second Tuesday at the Arthouse Hotel, a group of performers and models will make themselves available for anyone who wants to sketch them. The roster so far includes Sarina del Fuego, Jamilla De Ville, Suzie Q and Kira Hu La La.

“The aim of the evening is to make art sexy,” says organiser Jac Bowie. “As opposed to a very quiet art life drawing class, this incorporates entertainment too and people are coming to draw a character. The girls and guys will be in very elaborate costumes and will bring props with them. The models sit for one hour in various poses, then there’ll be a performance. Then they sit again. During that time there’s music on, and drinks.”

To add to the fun, little competitions are held throughout the night, such as ‘Best five-minute left-hand drawing’ or ‘Best incorporation of a woodland animal’ in which participants can win drinks or prizes.

While it’s mainly an evening for sketchers, others are welcome to come along for the ambient entertainment, and no one is forced to draw. “The Arthouse has an art life drawing class on a Monday night which is huge,” Bowie says. "Th

Location

The ArtHouse Hotel – Attic Bar
2nd Floor
275 Pitt Street
Sydney