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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 on paper (frame: 75.0 cm x 71.8 cm, image: 43.0 cm x 43.0 cm)

Kylie Minogue AO, OBE (b. 1968), the 'Princess of Pop', is Australia’s most successful female recording artist of all time and the first woman to have a UK number one album across five consecutive decades. Minogue rose to local and international fame playing Charlene in the television soap Neighbours in the 1980s. Her singing career began with a cover of the 1960s song 'The Loco-Motion' in 1987 and she made history by achieving more than 20 consecutive top ten hits in the UK. With an instinct for re-invention, she has been involved in unexpected collaborations, such as with Nick Cave on 'Where the Wild Roses Grow' (1995). In 2002 Minogue won four ARIA awards for the album Fever (2001) containing her aptly-named biggest hit, 'Can’t Get You Out of My Head'. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, she became a prominent survivor, her ordeal inspiring hope in many women. Since her recovery, Minogue has continued a regular schedule of releasing music and touring, with highlights including performing at Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012 and appearing in the Legends Slot at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival. Her fifteenth studio album, Disco (2020), reached number one in Australia and the UK.

Matthew Sleeth took this image of Minogue in East Timor in December 1999 when she performed with a range of Australian musicians in 'Tour of Duty: Concert for the Troops', which was broadcast on Australian television.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
© Matthew Sleeth

Artist and subject

Matthew Sleeth (age 27 in 1999)

Kylie Minogue AO OBE (age 31 in 1999)

Subject professions

Performing arts

Donated by

Patrick Corrigan AM (123 portraits)

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Support Crew

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2011

Portraits of philanthropists in the collection honour their contributions to Australia and acknowledge their support of the National Portrait Gallery.

Untitled #88 from Tour of Duty series (Captain Brad Kilpatrick and Kylie Minogue , Balibo, East Timor, 20 December 1999)
Untitled #88 from Tour of Duty series (Captain Brad Kilpatrick and Kylie Minogue , Balibo, East Timor, 20 December 1999)
Untitled #88 from Tour of Duty series (Captain Brad Kilpatrick and Kylie Minogue , Balibo, East Timor, 20 December 1999)
Untitled #88 from Tour of Duty series (Captain Brad Kilpatrick and Kylie Minogue , Balibo, East Timor, 20 December 1999)

For the boys

Magazine article by Alistair McGhie, 2011

The photographs from Matthew Sleeth's tour of duty series look more like advertisements than images of war.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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