Performing Arts Collection
Minogue, Kylie
Minogue, Kylie

Biography

Kylie Minogue began her career at the age of eleven when she was given a part in the Australian television series Skyways in 1980. This was followed by further television roles in The Sullivans (1981) and later The Henderson Kids (1984-85). It was, however, her role as Charlene in Neighbours between 1986 and 1988 that brought her fame and the attention of thousands of fans both here and in Britain.

In 1987 Kylie won a Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress and in 1988 she became the first person to win four Logies in a year including a Gold Logie for the Most Popular Personality on Television. The Delinquents, Kylie's first feature film, was released in 1989.

Kylie's first single, Locomotion (1987), launched her recording career and brought her to the attention of British song writing and production team Stock, Aitken and Waterman with whom she worked for a number of years. Her albums have included Kylie (1988), Enjoy Yourself (1989), Rhythm of Love (1990), Let's Get To It (1991), Kylie Minogue (1994), Impossible Princess (1997), Light Years (2000), Fever (2001), Body Language (2003) and more recently Ultimate Kylie (2004).

Kylie has had more than 40 hit singles and has won countless awards. She has also toured extensively throughout the world. The development of her singing career has been reflected in her numerous image changes which have gained her much publicity.

Collection Holdings

Kylie Minogue has donated installments of her collection to the Arts Centre's Performing Arts Collection in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2015. The collection now contains over 1000 items and includes early costumes from Locomotion, to the recent Aphrodite Tour. Spanning over 20 years of Kylie's career the collection traces her journey to superstardom while showcasing her extraordinary ability to reinvent herself through costume. With outfits designed by world famous designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Stella McCartney, Dolce and Gabbana and Alexander McQueen, the collection provides intimate access to many of the signature 'looks' she has created over time.

The collection takes us behind the scenes and offers rare insight to the processes involved in building a highly successful career as an international recording artist and performer. Covering pivotal moments throughout her career the collection can be approached through the following headings: Album Covers, Performances, Videos, Tours, Events, Awards, and Photographic shoots. With ensembles that can include up to eight pieces including hats, shoes and custom made jewellery, Kylies costumes are often highly detailed while being robust enough to allow for the rigours of performance.

View items from the Kylie Minogue Collection currently available online.

Shoes worn in On A Night Like This tour, 2001.
Top worn by Kylie Minogue in Spinning Around video, 2000.
Top worn in performance, Opening Ceremony of the Para-Olympics, Sydney, 2000
Cape worn in Royal Variety Performance, London, 2002.
Jumpsuit worn in Can't Get You Out of My Head video, 2001
Dress worn by Kylie Minogue at 16th Annual ARIA Awards, Sydney, 2002