A New Acquisition From Comedian Denise Scott

Denise Scotts Nude Suit
Denise Scott's Nude Suit on display in the exhibition '25 Years of Laughs - Melbourne International Comedy Festival 1987-2011'

Denise Scott, (Scotty) is one of Australia’s most treasured female comedians, particularly in Melbourne where she performs regularly and has featured at most of the Melbourne International Comedy Festivals over the last 20 plus years.

In 2011, her solo show – Regrets was awarded the MICF Directors Choice Award and she received a Helpmann award for best Comedy Performer.

This nude suit was displayed in Arts Centre Melbourne’s exhibition 25 Years of Laughs – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 1987-2011. After the exhibition closed Denise generously donated the costume to the Performing Arts Collection.

The nude suit featured in the production Comedy’s Not Pretty, 1999 and Comedy’s Still Not Pretty, 2003 and 2004, with collaborators Judith Lucy and Lynda Gibson. Comedy’s Still Not Pretty was awarded The Age Critics award and a Green Room award (cabaret) for most innovative use of form and most outstanding cabaret show.

Denise often ‘suits up’ to attend functions and launched the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival in ‘the nude’…suit.

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Performing Arts Collection

Arts Centre Melbourne's Performing Arts Collection is the national leader among specialist performing arts collections in Australia. Established in 1975, it is formally recognised as a State collection and encompasses the history of circus, dance, music, opera and theatre. The Collection features over 640,000 items including costumes, designs, photographs, set models, puppets, props, posters, programs and archives.

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