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The Museum of Contemporary Art showcased artists of a different sort last week when it hosted a burlesque life-drawing class.

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, which originated in New York as an antidote to “boring life-drawing classes”, held a cabaret and drawing session at the museum’s Foundation Hall on Friday night.

Burlesque dancers posed for students, protecting their modesty with sequins, fishnets and feathers. One of the dancers, Rachel St James, based her performance out of an over-sized champagne glass.

The museum’s curator of public programs, Christine Morrow, said modern burlesque performers continued an artistic tradition that dated back more than 100 years.

“Edgar Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec used to draw showgirls and dancers so it’s something very traditional but because burlesque is going through such a resurgence at the moment it’s also very contemporary.”

A trained artist, Morrow said a clothed (or semi-clothed) figure wasn’t as easy to draw as a nude. “As soon as you put a sequined G-string or feather boa on, it’s much harder. There’s all this extra fluffy stuff going on.”

Dr Sketchy’s also runs fortnightly cabaret and life-drawing sessions at the Arthouse Hotel.

Article courtesy of SMH



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On Feb 7-10 at The Melbourne Showgrounds, we held 3 Dr Sketchy’s at the LIVE08 Expo.


We had Sarah D, Lauren LaRouge and Vesper White as models and Little Kelly Doll made her debut as Dr Sketchy’s host – and she was fantastic!

We had the lovely Melanie Knight from Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne and Erin from Dr Sketchy’s Edinburgh assisting us also.

For more info on Live08 head to www.live08.com.au

For more pictures of Jac Bowie Artists performing at LIVE08 – Head to

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Art meets cabaret as three of Sydney’s most celebrated burlesque stars model for you to draw. Includes a glass of wine, burlesque performances and the opportunity to compete for prizes. Caters to all degrees of drawing experience.

FRIDAY 15 FEB 6.00 – 9.00pm
(bring your own sketch pad and pens or pencils)

Bookings Essential:
02 9245 2484 or education@mca.com.au

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Yes make good of that New Years resolution – GET DRAWING!!!

We are thrilled to announce the return of Dr Sketchy’s this Tuesday 15th January at:

The ArtHouse Hotel
275 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW
(next door to The Hilton Hotel)

This week we have Vivi Valentine performing and Aisha supporting her!

We have been getting lots of bookings, so if you don’t want to miss out..
simply reply with your name, and number of guests,
or book online at http://www.drsketchy.com.au or sms (only) to 0439 078 606.

PLEASE NOTE: Dr Sketchy’s will be held fortnightly until further notice.
To check the date of the next Dr Sketchys please visit the website

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Tomorrow night is your last chance to get tickets to The Burlesque Ball for 2007!!

We will be selling tickets on the door at the venue, or you can call Jon Wright on 0415 535 002 for special rates Group Bookings.

For more information, head to www.jacbowie.com

The Burlesque Ball 2007

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Only one week to go!!! Head to http://www.jacbowie.com to not miss out!

VIP $120 GEN $79
+ Booking Fees

VIP $130 GEN $89
+ Booking Fees

+ Booking Fees

A night of vintage decadence featuring Australia’s top Burlesque Artists and Vaudevillians.

Welcome to Australia’s BIGGEST night in Burlesque!


MC The Birdmann (SYD/BNE)
Rachel St James (SYD/BNE)
Gypsy Wood (SYD/BNE)
Suzie Q (SYD)
Lorelei & Sarina (SYD)
Adam Mada (SYD)
Imogen Kelly (BNE)
Lena Marlene (BNE)
Devotchkin (BNE)
Tigerlil (BNE)
Lauren LaRouge (SYD)
Little Kelly Doll (SYD)

Music by The Velvet Set

Come dressed in Black, Red or Burlesque!

For more information on the Ball in Sydney and Brisbane, contact info@jacbowie.com

Once again, we will have a Best Dressed Award in both events.
With a much bigger and better prize pack this year, it’s definately another reason to dress to impress.

Prizes for Best Dressed supplied by:
Nocturnal Designs
Gorgeous Cosmetics
Pash Parties


Access to VIP Area
Mingle with VIP, Media & Performers
Gorgeous Cosmetics MakeUp Artists on hand for Make-Up Touch Ups!
Complimentary Drinks (For a Limited Time)
Complimentary Canapes
Private Performances

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