Talk offers insight into Annie Lennox exhibition

6 August 2012

An expert from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, will give a talk on how the touring exhibition "The House of Annie Lennox" was created, at 7.30pm on Thursday 09 August at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.

Anna Landreth Strong, theatre & performance project coordinator, of the V&A Museum, will give an insight into the exhibition; produced in collaboration with Annie Lennox; from the initial idea to installation, from Annie's archive to the V&A and on to Aberdeen.

The House of Annie Lennox: Behind the Scenes is the third in a series of four discussions inspired by Aberdeen Art Gallery's major summer exhibition, which is open until Saturday 29 September 2012.

The series of discussions is part of the Discovery Gallery partnership with the University of Aberdeen.

7pm - exhibition viewing and refreshments served; 7.30pm - presentation from the guest speaker followed by audience discussion; 8.45pm close.

Advance booking is essential. Tickets priced £4 (£3 concessionary) can be booked in person at the Art Gallery shop or telephone (01224) 523695. Some tickets may be purchased at the door on the night subject to availability.

For details of other science discussion events coordinated by the University of Aberdeen please visit www.cafescienceaberdeen

The House of Annie Lennox celebrates one of the world's most renowned performers and pays tribute to the creativity, style and passion for life of the Aberdeen-born artist. On display are costumes and accessories worn by Lennox together with photographs, personal treasures and awards, ephemera from the political campaigns she has championed, music videos and a specially commissioned video of Lennox in conversation.

Aberdeen Art Gallery is the first Scottish venue to host the show and features exclusive new content curated by Annie Lennox in partnership with gallery staff including memorabilia from her musical beginnings in the city, family photographs and a piece specially written by her for the exhibition.