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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

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…

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

Where are they now: past curator Courtney Ward Where are they now: past curator Courtney Ward Visual ArtGeneral News

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Taking a “back to basics” approach to this exhibition, Antiquity, Ilaria (pictured right) explores her love for still life objects…

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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)