Wood's Pin Up Exhibition
to her name, Gypsy has travelled the world dancing
with frills, fans and feathers.
wearing just the cover of a blue spotlight! Gypsy's
mother Jeanette Luke performed as a child in Vaudeville
and in the 60's, worked as a soubrette to showgirls
such as Sandra Nelson.
in the most famous clubs in Sydney such as the
Paradise, the Checkers Club and the Motor Club,
Jeanette named her first daughter after that great
icon of the tease – Gypsy Rose Lee.
a bohemian childhood in the surroundings of her
mother's vintage clothing shop, Gypsy grew up
with a romantic love for classic couture and costumes.
a wonderful world of 50's frocks, cloche hats
and fabulous, feminine attire, her vintage style
is the inspiration of her performance.
combines this with a quirky sense of humor and
sultry seduction. She studied classical and contemporary
dance at the Victorian College of The Arts graduating
in 2000 with a Bachelor of Dance, going on to
perform with companies and festivals in London,
Paris, Tokyo, and New York.
International showgirl of the world, Gypsy's favorite
city is Paris where she fell in love with her
famous French lover, Krug Champagne.
combines her passion for dance and glamorous vintage
striptease, Old Hollywood and 50's Cheese in her
own stylish burlesque acts.
than anything, she loves being in front of an
enthusiastic audience, thrilled with the excitement
of the unexpected.
pin-up girl gives a cheeky wink to the strip,
and blows a kiss to her obsessions, vintage style
and exotic dance.
Wood official website
Launch Party of Gypsy Wood’s Pin Up exhibition
's Wall - Thurs 26th June 2008 7.30pm
are invited to the official Launch Party of Gypsy
Wood's Pin Up exhibition at the Arthouse Hotel,
275 Pitt Street, Sydney.
and sparkling burlesque queen Gypsy Wood re-ignites
a passion for 50's cheesecake, with a daring deck
of 52 nude playing cards
muse, performance artist and international party
girl Gypsy Wood, will unveil an exclusive selection
of images from the deck of cards, in an exhibition
at the Arthouse Hotel running from the 22 of June
until 13 July. The official launch party to be
opened by Madam Lash will be Thursday 26 June
2008 from 7.30pm including performance by sisters
Gypsy and Amelia Wood, there will also be tunes
from the 50's and 60's by DJ GoldFoot.
collaboration with artist and animator Antoinette
Starkiewicz and photographer Louise Whelan, Gypsy
Wood presents a deck of delightful playing cards.
Featuring herself in pin-up poses, Gypsy virtually
visits 52 famous destinations around the world.
In all of them, Gypsy our cheesecake darling is
I wanted to create a set of playing cards that
were inspired by vintage postcards and the erotic
pin ups from the 40's and 50's. In this age of
internet porn and babe magazines, I wanted to
do something daring yet innocent, a positive message
of being naked in the world through my playing
showing in the exhibition will be photos by Louise
Whelan, and paintings by Antoinette Starkiewicz,
The decks of playing cards will be on sale to
the public following the exhibition at the Arthouse
Hotel, 275 Pitt Street, Sydney.
Sydney Harbour to New York City each card features
Gypsy Wood posing against a captivating backdrop
celebrating her twin obsessions of vintage style
and exotic dance.