In an international first, Kylie on Stage, a major exhibition celebrating magical moments from Kylie Minogue’s highly successful concert tours, opened at Arts Centre Melbourne on 21 September 2016.
Over 250,000 visitors experienced the free Kylie on Stage exhibition drawn from Kylie’s spectacular stage wardrobe held at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Australian Performing Arts Collection. Featured designers within the world-first exhibition include Dolce and Gabbana, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier as well as local designers including Peter Morrissey and Mark Burnett.
With support from the Victorian Government’s Major Touring Program, the exhibition with be touring regional Victoria, confirmed to go on show at Mildura Arts Centre, Geelong Gallery, Ararat Regional Gallery and Latrobe Regional Gallery during 2017-18.
Ararat Regional Art Gallery is the third regional location in Australia to host the Kylie on Stage exhibition, thanks to generous support from Creative Victoria.
The exhibition celebrates pivotal moments from Kylie Minogue’s highly successful concert tours. Tours featured in the exhibition include 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). The exhibition is approached chronologically with themed areas that reflect the development of Kylie’s stage persona throughout her career. Kylie on Stage also features a selection of designs, working drawings, photographs and footage that explore the creative process behind each costume and provide rare glimpses into the world backstage.
Kylie on Stage exhibition at Ararat Regional Art Gallery 3 August – 7 October 2018.
Latrobe Regional Gallery 20 October 2018 – 13 January 2019.