Gypsy Wood

Gypsy Wood

Gypsy Wood's Pin Up Exhibition

True to her name, Gypsy has travelled the world dancing with frills, fans and feathers.

Sometimes 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.

Dancing 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.

Experiencing 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.

In a wonderful world of 50's frocks, cloche hats and fabulous, feminine attire, her vintage style is the inspiration of her performance.

She 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.

An International showgirl of the world, Gypsy's favorite city is Paris where she fell in love with her famous French lover, Krug Champagne.

Gypsy combines her passion for dance and glamorous vintage striptease, Old Hollywood and 50's Cheese in her own stylish burlesque acts.

More than anything, she loves being in front of an enthusiastic audience, thrilled with the excitement of the unexpected.

This pin-up girl gives a cheeky wink to the strip, and blows a kiss to her obsessions, vintage style and exotic dance.


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The Launch Party of Gypsy Wood’s Pin Up exhibition 's Wall - Thurs 26th June 2008 7.30pm

You are invited to the official Launch Party of Gypsy Wood's Pin Up exhibition at the Arthouse Hotel, 275 Pitt Street, Sydney.

Young and sparkling burlesque queen Gypsy Wood re-ignites a passion for 50's cheesecake, with a daring deck of 52 nude playing cards

Model, 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.

In 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 uniquely nude.

" 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 cards."

Also 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.

From 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.




Louise Whelan