‘The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive’ (detail), 2018. Photo: Carl Warner. Illustration: Stephen Mok. Donated by Dr Paul Eliadis through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2017. Easton Pearson Archive, Museum of Brisbane Collection.

Pattern & Print: Easton Pearson Archive

Pattern and Print: Easton Pearson Archive was a celebration of the internationally acclaimed fashion house Easton Pearson.

About the exhibition

This exhibition showcased a selection of vibrant garments that highlight the technical innovations, bespoke fabric, distinctive prints and embellishment choices of the fashion house. Easton Pearson collaborated with individual artists and artisans to create unique designs which ranged from colourful Indian beading, to designs painted by hand directly onto a finished dress.

The garments in the exhibition were complemented by a custom mural by Brisbane-based painter, illustrator and long-time Easton Pearson collaborator, Stephen Mok. Stephen hand painted patterns onto garments, decorated accessories and props for the runway and created window designs for the label’s flagship Brisbane store. 


Timelapse: Painting Stephen Mok’s Mural in preparation for Pattern and Print

Tour dates

11 June18 July 2021
9 September1 November 2021
21 January18 April 2022
7 October4 December 2022
19 February 202330 April 2023
Rockhampton Museum of Art , QLD


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An exhibition by Museum of Brisbane (MoB), toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project was assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program. 

The Easton Pearson Archive gift to Museum of Brisbane was made possible by the generous support of Dr Paul Eliadis AM, a Brisbane-based philanthropist and patron of contemporary art and design. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. The Archive is complemented by supporting materials gifted by Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson.


Exhibition Development & Touring

Museums & Galleries Queensland

An artwork by Elisa Jane Carmichael and Sonja Carmichael consisting of ghost net, fibres and fish scales
Elisa Jane Carmichael and Sonja Carmichael, ‘Circle of Life and Light’ (detail), 2019. Ghost net, wire, nylon fishing net, synthetic fibres and fish scales. Dimensions variable. Photo: Carl Warner.
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