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23 June 2016

Kylie On Stage, a new world-premiere exhibition paying tribute to the touring legacy of Victorian mega-star Kylie Minogue, is coming to the Arts Centre Melbourne in September 2016.

This free exhibition will display many of the costumes Kylie has worn throughout her career and go behind the scenes to explore the artistic process behind her tours.

Making use of Kylie's extensive stage wardrobe, which are part of Arts Centre Melbourne's Performing Arts Collection, Kylie on Stage will feature costumes from 2011'sKylie Aphrodite les Follies tour and go back all the way to 1989's Disco in Dreams tour.

Visitors will be able to see costumes designed by the who's who of the fashion world including Dolce and Gabbana, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, Karl Lagerfeld and John Paul Gaultier. The work of Australian designers, including Peter Morrissey and Mark Burnett, will also go on display.

Fans can expect to see costumes from a range of Kylie tours including:

  • Disco in Dreams (1989);
  • Enjoy Yourself (1990);
  • Rhythm of Love (1991);
  • Let's Get to It (1991);
  • Intimate and Live (1998);
  • On A Night Like This (2001);
  • Kylie Fever (2003);
  • Kylie Showgirl (2005);
  • Kylie Homecoming (2006);
  • Kylie X2008 (2008);
  • Kylie Aphrodite les Follies (2011); and
  • Kylie Kiss Me Once (2015).

Taking audience members backstage, Kylie On Stage will incorporate designs, working drawings, photographs and footage in a chronological exploration of Kylie's tours.

The last time Arts Centre Melbourne staged an exhibition of Kylie's costumes in 2005 it attracted almost 300,000 visitors and went on tour to London's V&A Museum where it also drew huge crowds. 

The Performing Arts Collection is a specialist collection of the nation's circus, dance, music, opera and theatre heritage. Founded in 1975, it features over 600,000 items and is cared for by Arts Centre Melbourne on behalf of the people of Victoria.

Kylie On Stage
A FREE exhibition
Arts Centre Melbourne, Gallery 1
Late September 2016 to January 30
2017

Read more about the exhibition