22 Jan - 17 Apr 2022

Pattern and Print: Easton Pearson Archive

An exhibition by Museum of Brisbane (MoB)

Join us for the award-winning exhibition, Pattern and Print: Easton Pearson Archive – a celebration of the internationally acclaimed Brisbane fashion house Easton Pearson.

Renowned as being amongst the cutting-edge in the fashion world between 1998 and 2016, this magnificent exhibition highlights the creative relationship and collaborative approach between Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson, whose unique ways of working fostered inventive designs, lasting collaborations and supported ethical manufacture.

As well as creating its own textile designs, setting it apart from other Australian fashion houses, Easton Pearson also worked with individual artists to create unique designs which ranged from colourful Indian hand beading, bold digital prints of original artworks, or designs painted by hand directly onto a finished dress.

Featuring a specially curated selection of garments and fashion-related objects, Pattern and Print: Easton Pearson Archive showcases the daring design, technical innovations, bespoke fabrics and bold prints Easton Pearson became known for over its remarkable 28-year history.

The garments are complemented by a custom mural by Brisbane-based painter, illustrator and long-time Easton Pearson collaborator, Stephen Mok, who created window designs for the label’s flagship store, hand painted patterns onto garments, and decorated accessories and props for the runway. His playful aesthetic presents the fantastical world of Easton Pearson, where both simplicity and detail shine, and artistry triumphs.

This exhibition provides a looking glass into the history of Australian fashion, the process of creating garments and evolving aesthetics. A must-see for textiles, fashion, art, design and technology and history students and enthusiasts.

This exhibition is free. We invite patrons to support us through our donation portal to help us ensure the creative heart of Western Sydney keeps beating. Click here to donate.


General Public: This exhibition is suitable for all ages
Schools: Suitable for Preschool – Year 12 (Early Stage 1 – Stage 6)

Please see the ‘Schools Bookings and Resources’ section below, for more information and to book.

22 January – 17 April 2022
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Schools Bookings and Resources

Key Information and How to Book

School Excursions
Pattern and Print: Easton Pearson Archive runs from 22 January – 17 April 2022 and is suitable for Preschool – Year 12 (Early Stage 1 – Stage 6). Please click here to find out about our school visit options designed to enhance your students’ experience at the Gallery.

Schools Booking Form
To book an excursion to this exhibition for your school, please click here and complete our Schools Booking Form.

More Information
Click here to visit our ‘Information for School Groups’ page to download a copy of our current Risk Assessment and find out more about our venue, getting here, accessibility, education resources and the booking process.

To discuss schools bookings further, please contact Reception on 02 4735 1100 or gallery@penrith.city

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Curriculum Links
Stay Tuned – The NSW State Curriculum Links for Pattern and Print: Easton Pearson Archive will be available closer to the exhibition


Risk Assessment
Click here to download the Word version
Click here to download the PDF version

A Handy Guide to Attending the Gallery
Attending the Gallery is a remarkable and mesmerising experience for all ages. For some of your students, an excursion to Penrith Regional Gallery may be their first time seeing an art exhibition. To ensure you have a positive and memorable time, we have put together a ‘Handy Guide’ of tips to discuss with your students prior to attending the Gallery.

Click here to download a Word version of the Guide
Click here to download a PDF version of the Guide


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

The Easton Pearson Archive gift to Museum of Brisbane has been 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.

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