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2019 GAMAA WINNER: Museum of Brisbane


Museum of Brisbane
The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive

The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive was Museum of Brisbane’s first major exhibition featuring the Easton Pearson Archive. The Archive, comprising 3300 garments and more than 5000 objects, accessories and ephemera, is the largest collection from a single Australian fashion house held by a public art gallery or museum, and forms part of the Museum's permanent collection. The Archive gift to MoB has been made possible by the generous support of Brisbane-based philanthropist, Dr Paul Eliadis.

The Designers’ Guide exhibition featured 200 garments that captured the artistry and techniques that placed the label at the forefront of Australian fashion for 28 years. It included sketches, range plans, look books, inspiration pieces and accessories, highlighting the design process from inception to completion of the garments.

MoB worked with the designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson to select the designs they felt highlighted the greatest innovations of their design practice and to share the stories behind the evolution of each garment.

During the exhibition period, MoB delivered 73 public programs, including 32 tours, as well as talks and special events, workshops and school holiday programs, engaging with over 5000 people from a broad range of audiences.

GAMAA Judge, Robert Ryan, Mackay Regional Council with Georgie Sedgwick, Museum of Brisbane – Joint Winner of Projects: Organisations with Paid Staff category. Photograph by Blueclick Photography, courtesy of M&G QLD.


Banner image: 2019 GAMAA trophies created by Queensland artist Lucy Quinn. Photo: Andrea Higgins, courtesy of M&G QLD.


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