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Kylie exhibits are Australian hit
Kylie Minogue exhibition
The exhibition includes hotpants worn by Minogue in a video
An exhibition of costumes worn by pop star Kylie Minogue has drawn more than 400,000 visitors in Australia.

Visitors in Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Sydney have examined 40 items such as tour outfits and hotpants worn in her Spinning Around video.

"We had no idea how successful it would be," said curator Janine Barrand.

The Australian star is continuing to receive treatment for breast cancer, which was diagnosed last May and forced her to cut short a world tour.

The travelling exhibition opened in Melbourne's Arts Centre last January and is currently on show at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum.

It includes outfits from Minogue's tours, TV performances, music videos and public events throughout her career, which has seen her secure 37 hit singles in the UK.

Ms Barrand said the exhibition had proved popular with a wide range of visitors.

Kylie Minogue exhibition
An outfit worn by Minogue for a ITV special is also included
"It was young women in their early 30s with their daughters, it was young men in suits on their lunch breaks, it was Kylie's gay audience, it was older people," she said.

Talks are under way for the exhibition to move overseas after it closes in Sydney in May but nothing has been confirmed, Ms Barrand said.

Last November her tour promoter Michael Gudinski announced Minogue, 37, would perform in Australia at the end of 2006.


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