EMILY TEN RAA graduated from UWA in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts (Literature and Art History) degree, and from Edith Cowan University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Contemporary Visual Arts. At ECU she won the Louise Macfee Painting Award, and also the 'cream 4' emerging artist award by emerge ART space.
Emily has recently become a mother and also a part owner of The Seasonal Brewing Company in Maylands. Between being a full-time mother she is displaying some of her artworks there with other Perth artists. The artworks shown address topics of local, cultural, and natural heritage, with the bar fascia (made of reclaimed Jarrah, Marri, Sheoak, Wandoo, Tuart, Black Butt and Salmon Gum, and designed with her partner Nicholas Southwell) paying homage to the native trees of WA.
Emily believes that the art scene can be insular and that people - even those who would like to know more about the visual arts - may not make the time to visit galleries. In the brewery, she hopes to forge a connection between the general public and professional art scene.