Unique Exhibition of Linda McCartney’s Photography Comes to the UK

1_glasgowlife_52181635131A major retrospective of photography by Linda McCartney that has previously been shown in Vienna, Seoul and Montpellier has gone on display in Glasgow.  This is the first time the exhibition of images – from showbiz shots to intimate portraits of her husband and children – has been shown in the UK.

The collection called, The Linda McCartney Retrospective, put together by Sir Paul McCartney and daughters Mary and Stella debuts Friday, 5th July and is on show until 12th January, 2020.

Sir Paul said: “The whole family loves to honour Linda’s work – she would have loved this because Glasgow was a place she loved.

“She loved Scotland because it gave us a lot of fond memories, a lot of freedom and a lot of happy times.

“It is nice to have all of that encapsulated in the Kelvingrove exhibition.”

The Beatles at Brian Epstein’s home in Belgravia at the launch of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, London 1967

The Beatles at Brian Epstein’s home in Belgravia at the launch of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, London 1967

Linda McCartney was a professional photographer of celebrities and contemporary musicians. In 1968, she was the first female photographer whose work was featured as the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, with a portrait of Eric Clapton.

She continued to work prolifically as a photographer until her death from breast cancer in 1998.

Taking place at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the exhibition explores the full spectrum of photographic work by Linda McCartney including Family Life, Self Portraits, Animals and Nature and The Sixties.

The Linda McCartney Retrospective is sure to be of great inspiration to aspiring theatrical and event photographers, as well as those looking for candid insight of life in the 1960s.

The Linda McCartney Retrospective takes place at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum from Friday 5th July 2019 – Sunday 12th January 2020.  

Open Monday to Thursday and Saturday 10am to 5pm and Friday and Sunday 11am to 5pm. Tickets: £7 adults/ £5 concession/ under 16s free. 

For more information visit: www.glasgowmuseums.com 

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