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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.

We are a vibrant place for Geelong’s young people to grow, engage and explore the world through creative activity and we want to lead youth arts on a local, state and national level.
Courthouse Youth Arts aims to develop young artists who can express what it means to live in this place and this time and communicate that to the rest of the world by providing opportunities through participation, collaboration and professional practice and to encourage risk and experimentation in a safe environment.
Courthouse Youth Arts aims to show that it is possible to live a rich creative life in regional Victoria.

Upcoming Events

Thrill Of The Chase by Annabelle Mannings 17 Aug Thrill Of The Chase by Annabelle Mannings Now/NextVisual Art

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

04 Aug In Conversation: Joshua Maxwell de Hoog and Pascalle Bailey Monthly SeriesNow/NextVisual Art
25 Jul YOU ARE ALL THE COLOURS Now/NextVisual Art
13 Jul human. by Pascalle Bailey Now/NextVisual Art
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Latest News

We spoke with local photographer Gabrielle Barnes We spoke with local photographer Gabrielle Barnes Visual ArtGeneral News

Holding her first solo exhibition at Courthouse Youth Arts in late July, Gabrielle Barnes continues to impress those around her…

Five minutes with our marketing and comms co-ordinator Kgshak Akec Five minutes with our marketing and comms co-ordinator Kgshak Akec WritingGeneral News

Kgshak Akec is new to the Courthouse Youth Arts team, and we thought what better way to get to know…

We spoke with artist Annabelle Mannings ahead of her first solo exhibition We spoke with artist Annabelle Mannings ahead of her first solo exhibition Visual ArtGeneral News

Ahead of her first solo exhibition this Friday, we spoke with artist Annabelle Mannings on process, art and her four…

Five minutes with our music co-ordinator Nathan Mossop Five minutes with our music co-ordinator Nathan Mossop MusicGeneral News

Nathan Mossop is new to the Courthouse Youth Arts team, and we thought what better way to get to know…

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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)


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