An exhibition Mildura Arts Centre ”Kylie on stage” is proving a stunning success with more than 2000 people flocking to this unique exhibition since it opened four weeks ago.
Described by visitors as “fabulous”, “a must see” and “amazing to have in Mildura”, Mildura Arts Centre is currently the only location in Australia where Kylie fans can experience the exhibition, which celebrates Kylie Minogue’s highly successful tours with a showcase of her famous costumes.
The tour has been made possible with support through the Victorian Government’s Major Touring program.
From its spectacular opening last month, which featured Mildura Ballet and Dance Guild performers and an address by Arts Centre Melbourne Director of Collections Janine Barrand, to the host of Kylie-themed programs that continue to be inspired by the exhibition, Kylie on Stage is one of regional Victoria’s most popular exhibitions.
Mildura is the first and one of only four regional Victorian locations to host Kylie on Stage, meaning for much of Victoria, South Australia and southern New South Wales, Mildura Arts Centre is the closest and earliest opportunity people can take in this unique Kylie experience, brought to the region by Arts Centre Melbourne and Creative Victoria.
Free and open to the public from 10am to 5pm until October 29, Kylie On Stage has already attracted numerous interstate visitors as well as tourists in the region, including international guests from countries including Germany.
Mildura Rural City Councillor for Arts and Culture Jason Modica said Kylie on Stage is leaving a lasting impression on both those who have seen the exhibition and the broader region.
“It’s been amazing to see the response this exhibition has triggered, and the number of visitors to the district Kylie on Stage continues to attract,” Cr Modica said.
“It really does show the impact Kylie has had on Australian pop culture, particularly in the way she transcends generations, which has been evidenced by the broad range of age groups we’re seeing pass through the Mildura Arts Centre.”
The free exhibition is based on Kylie’s spectacular stage wardrobe and includes costumes from tours including Disco in Dreams (1989) right through to more recent performances, such as last year’s Kylie Kiss Me Once.
Other tours featured in the exhibition include 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) and Kylie Aphrodite les Follies (2011).
The exhibition features designs, photographs and footage that explore the creative processes behind Kylie’s ground-breaking performances.
It also showcases the works of some of the world’s finest and most recognised designers including Dolce and Gabbana, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and Australian designers Peter Morrissey and Mark Burnett.