Madeleine Beech, Transformed Artefact, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist(e)merging 2020

(e)merging celebrates artists at a point in their practice where new avenues are being explored, negotiated, and fulfilled. In efforts to widen support for nascent artistic practice in Perth, Room01 has teamed up with Artsource to organise a professional development and exhibition program offered to early career artists.

We want to contribute to, and help shape the ecologies of artistic and curatorial practice in Western Australia. We welcome collaboration with arts organisations, institutions and professionals, and this program is offered to create a dialogue around the means of support available to early career artists in Western Australia.

The organisers hope that this program will explore and support the breadth and depth of contemporary concerns in emerging artistic practices.

  • WHEN: 28 August to 25 September 2020
  • WHERE: Old Customs House, 8 Phillimore Street, Fremantle WA 6160
  • REGISTER: Join Old Customs House mailing list for event invitations, sign up here >
  • BOOK: Please book for a private viewing by appointment only on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday, register here >




There's vulnerability in the unknown.

Artsource presents a relaxed and social artist talks by (e)merging 2020 speakers: Molly Werner, Annie Huang, Louis Everall, Ysabella Morellini, Greg Molloy, Aimee Dodds and Liz Smith.

Set amongst (e)merging 2020 , the second exhibition by Room01 Collective, speakers have six minutes each to present a facet exploration in relation to their emerging careers in the arts. Stay on for some casual discussions with soup served immediately afterwards. Please register as places are limited. 

  • WHEN: Wednesday 23 September 2020. Doors open 5.30pm. Talks from 6pm. Soup served from 7pm.
  • WHERE: Old Customs House, 8 Phillimore Street, Fremantle WA 6160.
  • COST: Entry FREE for Artsource members. $5 General Admission.
  • CATERING: Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available: Maroccan Lamb, Cauliflower and Leek, Minestrone and Chile con Carne.
  • BOOK: For tickets, click here >


All 42 exhibiting (e)merging 2020 artists are in the first three years of their art practice:

Madeline Tholen, Leia Duffy, Molly Bliss Kiefer, Eric C., Larissa Nguyen, Bethany Scholey, Janice Sedgman, Veta Holmes, Kana Ichikawa, Olivia Biasin, Jennifer Doig, Tom Cork, Cara Teusner-Gartland, Louis Everall, Molly Werner, Megan Shaw, Sonia Wee, Eleonora Barcellona, Tarin Porter, Olivia Jones, Kayla McMillan, Mia Davis, Madeleine Beech, Mia Page, ZoĆ« Sydney, Jenni Vacca, Rose Barton, Ysabella Morellini, Amy Neville, Annette Peterson, Jeremy Passmore, Clair Shenton, Eveline Ruys, Debbie Gilchrist, Thomas Goates, Nicole Francois, Felicia Lacey, Sophie Taylor, Andrew Farmer, Aliesha King, Zainub Khan, Greg Molloy and Rushil D'cruz.

We would like to congratulate the artists awarded the Chair's Prize: Rose Barton, Eric C, Louis Everall and Ysabella Morellini.
They will share a studio space at the Old Customs House over the next 6 months and receive a complimentary PLUS membership with Artsource.


Come and help Room01 Collective to de-install (e)merging 2020 and gain valuable professional development experience.


Room01 Collective is a newly formed arts organisation based in Perth WA established in 2019. Its current members are Aimee Dodds and Elizabeth Smith, recent graduates and arts workers whose aim is to facilitate spaces for emerging artists to exhibit on a regular basis. When formed in 2019, Room01 Collective included members Annie Huang, Stirling Kain, Molly Werner, Jaimi Wright, Claudia Minutillo and Grace Hewitt.

Our inaugural exhibition titled (cross)hatched was held in 2019 as a survey of graduate artists who completed their final studio unit in 2018. The participating graduate artists were invited from the institutions in Perth that offered a visual arts qualification; the University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, Curtin University and North Metropolitan TAFE. These artists were making their marks at a junction in their careers - the point where the trajectories of their experiences within educational institutions encounter external experiences, their lines intersecting. Playing off of the tradition of the Hatched National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, (cross)hatched did not ‘curate’ submissions rather, it created space in the gallery for any artwork that is offered by its maker.  Our intention was to simultaneously celebrate and critique Hatched. Our hope was that (cross)hatched engendered healthy debate over our art institutions, what role they play on a local and national scale, and what opportunities they successfully provide (or don’t) for emerging artists.

For more information on the collective, visit Pelican Magazine > 

To view the 2019 (cross)hatched catalogue, download here >

This exhibition is offered in partnership with Artsource and Old Customs House


Message about COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought many challenges to everyone and we express our appreciation for the generosity and perseverance of all our colleagues and partners who are making (e)merging 2020 possible.

With continued support from Artsource, the exhibition is still able to go ahead with important professional development opportunities for emerging artists. Stay tuned.


Summary of Terms and Conditions


Bursaries + Funding

Participating artists are responsible for having appropriate insurance cover for public and product liability. Artsource MAX members are covered with their existing insurance policy.

Bump In/Bump Out

  • Works must be hung using existing hanging system
  • Fastening and adhesives are not to be used. Only screws are permissible on the MDF panel walls

Invigilation of the gallery is managed by exhibiting artists. 

Artwork sales
A commission of 25% is deducted from the sales of artworks sold during the hire period. Sales can be made via EFTPOS, cash or Art Money

Membership Status
All exhibiting artists must have current Artsource membership or Associate subscription throughout the hire period.