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Courthouse Youth Arts is Geelong’s only multi-form cultural organisation dedicated to artistic outcomes by and for people aged 26 and under.

Since opening in 1996, we’ve advocated for youth arts practice and provided young and emerging artists with opportunities to try different artforms and develop their craft.
Geelong possesses exciting emerging film makers, visual artists and performers. It has a rich history in music and surf culture and Courthouse Youth Arts artistic programs harness this heritage and provide a platform for new arts action in this city.
Courthouse Youth Arts aims to show that it is possible to live a rich creative life in regional Victoria.

Upcoming Events

Annabelle Mannings Solo Exhibition 17 Aug Annabelle Mannings Solo Exhibition Now/NextVisual Art

Annabelle Mannings CHYA MAIN GALLERY EXHIBITION Opening night: Friday 17th August 6PM – 8PM Exhibition runs until September 14th Annabelle…

13 Jul Pascalle Bailey Now/NextVisual Art
13 Jun Reimagining Hokusai Now/NextVisual Art
08 Jun Antiquity Now/NextVisual Art
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Latest News

Advice from local creatives on preparing for your first exhibition Advice from local creatives on preparing for your first exhibition Visual ArtGeneral News

Thinking about and planning for your first exhibition can be a daunting thing, and it’s something that’s felt across the…

We chat with artist Darcy Whitworth about Japan, fine detail works and the newest exhibition We chat with artist Darcy Whitworth about Japan, fine detail works and the newest exhibition Visual ArtGeneral News

Inspired my Japanese architecture, culture and language, artist Darcy Whitworth has re-imagined the mastery of her favourite artist Katsushika Hokusai…

ANTIQUITY: Jack Paterson ANTIQUITY: Jack Paterson Visual ArtGeneral News

Ahead of the dual exhibition ‘Antiquity’ with Jack Paterson and Ilaria Yakimov, we thought we’d chat with each artist exploring…

We chat with Fila Losi about geospatial science and her latest exhibition We chat with Fila Losi about geospatial science and her latest exhibition Visual ArtGeneral News

In amidst the busy workload of studying Geospatial Science at RMIT, Fila Losi sat down and created a collection of…

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  • Miranda Jarvis (Visual Artist)
    "There is something so exciting about being around people who make things happen. The people at CHYA are supportive and warm, letting you have your voice and expression whilst providing guidance." Miranda Jarvis (Visual Artist)
  • Joshua Maxwell de Hoog (Visual Artist)
    "I want to encourage Geelong artists to reach out to…the people at Courthouse. Getting your work seen is a scary and daunting process, but it doesn’t need to be." Joshua Maxwell de Hoog (Visual Artist)
  • Pascalle Bailey (Visual Artist)
    "The sense of community here is invaluable, and something I know I’ll forever cherish long after my time here is over. " Pascalle Bailey (Visual Artist)
  • Frances Cannon
    "It went really smoothly, it was really, really easy...They were really helpful and nice to work with." Frances Cannon
  • Jack Griffiths (Creative Collective new media programmer)
    "It was a fantastic opportunity to be involved with mediums collaborating as a team in order to create a ground breaking performance, of which we were all proud to share with the community of Geelong." Jack Griffiths (Creative Collective new media programmer)