On the Couch with Margot Anderson

margot-anderson-arts-review-on-the-couchWho is Margot Anderson?
I am Curator of Dance and Opera at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Australian Performing Arts Collection, and Curator of the exhibition Kylie on Stage.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I have a great job. I can’t imagine doing anything else. Getting to work with this extraordinary collection every day and with the people who have made our performing arts history is very special.

Who inspires you and why?
Right now I’d have to say Kylie Minogue and her costumes. The Kylie on Stage exhibition has developed over many months and getting to work with such extraordinary costumes over that time has been a real pleasure.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Flood it with empathy.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
My husband surfs so we spend a lot of time beach-hopping along the west coast over summer. Long weekends spent in Sydney are always fun too. The beaches, the ferries the museums and galleries – we cram a lot in but always come home energized.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Probably the Vic Market on a Saturday morning. There’s such a buzz. I can’t imagine our weekends without it.

What are you currently reading?
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford. It’s set in New York in the 1700s and full of twists and turns. I really recommend it.

What are you currently listening to?
Kylie mostly but my six year old son has discovered David Bowie so we’re working our way through his albums.

Happiness is?
Kicking the footy with my son.

What does the future hold for you?
A better banana kick!

Kylie on Stage is on exhibition in Gallery 1 – Arts Centre Melbourne until 22 January 2017. For more information, visit: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au for details.

Image: Margot Anderson