Date published: 2/02/2019

The inaugural Old Customs House Salon, Galvanise, showcased artworks from over two hundred artists, in a display that explored the rich diversity of Artsource members. The exhibition's opening night combined with the Artsource Sundowner, celebrated everyone's efforts in 2018, filling the gallery to capacity to bring together over 300 members and supporters.

While the exhibition drew a further 850 people to view the array of 2D and 3D works, it was the many volunteers who ultimately stole the show. 

An event on this scale could not have happened without the dedicated, tireless work of our dedicated volunteers. 100 people came together across roles including curation, installation, invigilation, building, painting, hospitality, marketing, fundraising, donations, photography and many more. You know who you are, and we are incredibly thankful to you for volunteering your valuable time, knowledge and specialist skills to ensure Galvanise was such a success. Your contribution has helped to foster the sense of community that surrounds Artsource and has given us all a renewed sense of purpose to kick off 2019. 

Marzena Topka, installation view of Galvanise, 2018. Photographer: Sue-Lyn Moyle

Special mentions:

  • Exhibition Coordinators: Leanne Bray, Rick Vermey, Simon Gilby
  • Sandra Murray for her generous support of time and expertise as curator.
  • Brookfield Place Perth for the donation of exhibition panels
  • CurtinFurn for the donation of wall picture rails and fixings
  • Gage Roads Brewing Co for their craft beers
  • MadFish Wines for supporting local
  • Fremantle Arts Centre for loan of display items
  • Simon Gilby and Bjoern Rainer Adamson for producing and donating hanging equipment
  • Anonymous donation of building materials


  • Thumbnail: Jennifer Cochrane, Impossible Shadow #7 (installation view in Galvanise 2018). Photographer: Sue-Lyn Moyle.
  • Above: Marzena Topka, In Working Order. Photographer: Sue-Lyn Moyle

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