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Untitled#15 from Tour of Duty series (Kylie Minogue performs at Tour of Duty concert at Dili Stadium, East Timor, 21 December 1999), 1999-2000

Matthew Sleeth

type C photograph (frame: 75.0 cm x 71.8 cm, image: 43.0 cm x 43.0 cm)

Kylie Minogue OBE (b. 1968) is one of the most popular solo female performers of all time. Having achieved fame playing Charlene in the television soap Neighbours, she signed with the English hitmakers Stock Aitken Waterman in 1987 and made history by achieving more than 20 consecutive top ten hits in the UK. A change of record labels in 1992 ushered in a more sophisticated sound and image, and she has since been involved in some daring collaborations with artists including Nick Cave, Robbie Williams, Japanese pop star Towa Tei, and the Hurts. Apart from Madonna, Minogue is the only performer to have achieved UK number one hits in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, she became a prominent survivor of the scourge, her ordeal inspiring hope in many other women. Her eleventh album was Aphrodite (2010), following the release of which she toured the world in the astounding spectacle Aphrodite: Les folies. Her latest album is Kiss Me Once (2014).

Kylie Minogue was in East Timor in December 1999 to appear with a range of Australian talent in Tour of Duty, a concert for InterFET troops and East Timorese people.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010
Donated through the Australian Governements' Cultural Gifts Program

Accession number: 2010.170

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Matthew Sleeth (age 27 in 1999)

Kylie Minogue OBE (age 31 in 1999)

Subject professions

Performing arts

Donated by

Patrick Corrigan AM (123 portraits)

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