Kylie on Stage Learning Resources

Kylie Minogue, Kylie Showgirl: The Greatest Hits tour, 2005. Photograph by Ken M

Kylie Minogue, Kylie Showgirl: The Greatest Hits tour, 2005. Photograph by Ken McKay. Reproduced courtesy of Darenote Ltd.

Students visiting the Kylie on Stage exhibition will see costumes from Kylie Minogue's spectacular stage wardrobe held at Arts Centre Melbourne's Australian Performing Arts Collection.

Featured designers that students will encounter within the exhibition include Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier, as well as local Australian designers including Peter Morrissey and Mark Burnett.

Kylie on Stage also allows students to view a selection of designs, working drawings, photographs and video footage that explores the creative process behind the costumes and provides rare glimpses into the world backstage.

Exhibition Theme Areas

Kylie on Stage is presented chronologically with themed areas that reflect Kylie’s development as a live performer. The following external links (which open in a new window) to Arts Centre Melbourne’s Australian Performing Arts Collection provides background information about the five theme areas.

  1. The Disco Diva Next Door 
  2. Pink and Proud
  3. Post Modern Pop Princess
  4. Showgirl
  5. Mercurial Moves

These pages also contain images of the key costumes on display and its collection object data such as creator and history.

Learning Resource

The Kylie on Stage Learning Resource has been produced by Arts Centre Melbourne and contains information and activities for senior primary students and all secondary level. The aim of this resource is to educate students attending the Kylie on Stage exhibition on the following: 

  • The role of public galleries and reasons for collection and conservation
  • What makes a cultural icon
  • How design contributes to the making of a cultural icon

Download Resource [PDF-3.93MB]

The resource contains reference to the following two Prezi presentations.

Prezi - What is an exhibition?

Prezi - Kylie Career Overview

Education Group Bookings

Kylie on Stage has potential links to the secondary Arts and Technology syllabuses. The exhibition makes a great stimulus for students in Design, Drama and Materials Design and Technology learning areas, especially when looking at the role of the costume designer.

Kylie on Stage is available for education group bookings from the 16 February until 6 June 2019. Entry to the exhibition is free for booked educational groups. Self-guided booking information and how to book can be found on the WA Maritime Museum education page

Teachers Preview

Date: Saturday 16 April 2019
Time: Arrive between 9.30am and 12noon
Cost: Free. RSVP essential

View the exhibition and attend a free curator floor talk with Margot Anderson from the Arts Centre Melbourne. Free for teachers only (TRBWA registration number may be requested). Or why not join us on the Friday night for the Gold Launch Party.



Kylie On Stage Learning Resource.pdf4.29 MB