The Powerhouse Museum Presents AbbaWorld an exhibition open 17 December 2010 until 6 March 2011.
Experience the music, memories and magic that made ABBA a worldwide phenomenon for more than 35 years in the first official exhibition about the group, ABBAWORLD. See more than 20 original costumes, live concert footage, behind-the-scenes photographs, album artworks as well as exclusive interviews with members Bjõrn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog.
Relive ABBA’s music as you sing and dance your way through the ABBAWORLD exhibition using a series of fun interactives! These include performing on a stage with ABBA, dancing in an ABBA video, recording a sing-a-long with ABBA and photographing yourself on an ABBA album cover.
ABBAWORLD examines where the four members of the group came from, the formation and success of ABBA and the post ABBA years. It features ABBA’s first major international live performance and Sweden’s first win at the Eurovision Song contest in 1974, their highly acclaimed concert tours including the Australian tour in 1977, and the impact of their music that has inspired several hit movies and a stage show – Muriel’s Wedding, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Mamma Mia.
Replicas of an ABBA concert dressing room where a team of costume makers and make-up artists worked; the writing studio on Viggsõ – an island in the Stockholm archipelago – where many of ABBA’s most popular songs were written; and ABBA’s own state of the art recording studio – Polar Studio in Stockholm – where they recorded their last two albums, feature in the exhibition.
The exhibition comes from Sweden, following its successful debut in London last January and a season at Federation Square in Melbourne earlier this year. For the Sydney season, new content about the group’s appearances in Australia and their impact on Australian pop culture will be added to the exhibition by the Powerhouse Museum.
Powerhouse Museum 500 Harris Street Ultimo, PO Box K346 Haymarket, Sydney NSW 1238, Australia