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“Gladdy Drawing Club create a space for life drawing that is at once inclusive, unique and a little bit extra, and I’m thrilled to be partnering with them to bring these life drawing classes to the Pavilion Gallery.” – Rachel Chant, Festival Director

Bondi Festival and Gladdy Drawing Club team up for the performative life-drawing collab of your dreams.

Gladdy Drawing Club bring their iconic inclusive and body-positive life drawing classes to Bondi, with a special Festival twist. Each event across the season boasts its own secret ingredient, with themed line-ups featuring guest artists, burlesque performances and drag.

Stepping outside of their regular offering at the Lord Gladstone Hotel, Bondi Fest x Gladdy Drawing Club is a class and performance all in one.

GDC is a safe space for women and the LGBTQIA+ community, committed to making sure everyone can have a wildly fun time but still feel comfortable, whoever they are. An incredible environment in which to have a yarn with Sydney’s best artists, designers, animators, architects and more – while also working on your drawing practice in a warm and uncompetitive setting.


Sun Jul 2 Bondi Fest x Gladdy Drawing Club feat. Blak Douglas (with model Natalie Naksila)
Thu Jul 6 Life Drawing but Make it Burlesque with Demon Derriere
Sun Jul 9 Bondi Fest x Gladdy Drawing Club feat. Leanne Xiu Williams (with model Leigh Pitchford)
Thu Jul 13
Life Drawing but Make it Drag with Lady Fur
Sun Jul 16
Bondi Fest x Gladdy Drawing Club feat. Wendy Sharpe (with model Betty Grumble)


Sun 2, Thu 6, Sun 9, Thu 13 6pm

Sun 16 July 6pm + 8pm

Accessibility Info:
  • There are a number of wheelchair seating locations in our Festival venues. To book accessible seating, please call or email Bondi Festival.
  • Bondi Festival accepts Companion Cards. Companion Card holders are required to phone or email their valid Companion Card number and expiry date.
  • Click here for more information about accessibility at Bondi Festival.

Meet the Creator

Hosted by Total Bore and Noni Cragg, Gladdy Drawing Club run regular events at the Lord Gladstone Hotel, with new models weekly. Catering to all levels of experience, the atmosphere of GDC is much more like a drawing club than a formal class. Making Gladdy Drawing Club a safe place for female, queer and non-binary artists is GDC’s number one priority. They create the perfect space to come and draw, share and have fun.

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