The Gallery today confirmed that Annie Lennox, one of the nation’s most internationally acclaimed singer-songwriters, will present her exhibition, The House of Annie Lennox early next year. Curated in partnership with the V&A and the artist herself, it will be given pride of place on the ground floor from the 23rd of March 2013. The exhibition focuses on the Annie’s work over three decades, as an iconic performer, singer-songwriter, recording artist and political activist. Tracing her unique career from its early beginnings, the exhibition includes The Tourists, Eurythmics, and her solo work through to the present day, with an array of stunning photographs, iconic videos, and a dazzling selection of costumes taken from her personal archive.
The Director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Christopher Baker, said: “Building on the great success of the re-developed Portrait Gallery we have created a rich programme of exhibitions and events which will draw many visitors to explore the Gallery’s incredible collection and the wonderful building which houses it. The exhibitions offer a wide range of inspiration – from the finest photography from around the world to the most brilliant contemporary Scottish painting and performance. ”