Past Event

Zampatti Powerhouse

Zampatti Powerhouse is the first retrospective exhibition of renowned Australian designer, business leader, philanthropist and mentor, Carla Zampatti.

Encapsulating Zampatti’s trailblazing career from the establishment of her business to her most recent work, this exciting exhibition draws over five decades of material.

The major exhibition features 100 outfits, including personal items from Zampatti’s estate, the Carla Zampatti Fashion Archive, the wardrobes of well-known women and the results of hundreds of responses to a public callout. Highlights include rarely seen designs from her early career and loans from clients including HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, the Hon Linda Burney MP, and women from around Australia.

Two monumental audio and video installations explore Zampatti’s world through her own voice and intimate conversations between family, close friends, employees, clients and heads of businesses, arts, multicultural and charitable organisations which she supported over her lifetime. As with those who lent their clothing, the honour roll of interviewees—including Ita Buttrose AC OBE, Gladys Berejiklian and Christine Holgate—belies the breadth of people touched and inspired by Carla Zampatti.

Entry is free, no bookings required. 

Zampatti Powerhouse

Daily 10am - 5pm. Closed 25 December.


500 Harris Street

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Map, showing Zampatti Powerhouse