Museum of Brisbane

Sunday Stories | Olive Ashworth

Olive Ashworth was a designer and artist who worked across photography, advertising, fashion and graphic design. Her textile designs made an important mark on Queensland’s fashion history. Ashworth was trained in Melbourne but returned to her hometown of Brisbane in the 1930s and opened her business in the Brisbane suburb of Coorparoo. Olive Ashworth’s designs were inspired by Queensland’s image as a vibrant tropical destination, and her imagery continues to resonate in the popular imagination. Pictured here: a model showing Olives designs of the 1970s
Courtesy of The Fashion Archives