CO. Exhibition

With the year winding up, and as things get busier, we thought we’d run through what’s left to attend at Courthouse Youth Arts for November and December.


CO. Exhibition

Co. presents the work of Pascalle Bailey, Joshua Maxwell de Hoog and Amber Smith in collaboration/conversation with their peers – Miranda Jarvis, Sarah Lewer and Myles Cody.

Co. aims to marry creators in both method and concept to discover distinctive diverging outcomes. Co. also generates a collective dialogue between inter-disciplinary emerging artists.


This exhibition runs until Friday, November 17. 

Find out more here.

Who’s Who Portrait Prize Exhibition 

The Who’s Who portrait prize attracts hundreds of entries from students across the region and features selected portraits of local heroes and identities from teachers and family members to celebrities.

The prize and exhibition marks Jules Francois Archibald’s connection to Geelong, and hopes to inspire future artists in the region.

Find out more here.


Free Film Screening

As part of the Geelong Queer Film Festival set for 2018, the organisers are throwing an inclusive event for Geelong’s LGBTIQA+ communities and allies. The free event will see a screening of 1996 classic, Beautiful Thing, a film about the heart-warming coming out story of teenagers Jamie and Ste.

Beautiful Thing will be screened at the venue on Friday, November 10 at 7pm. 

Tickets via the website.

Fresh Music Night

Running throughout the year, our Fresh Music Nights have allowed talented, emerging musicians the chance to perform. Courthouse Youth Art’s next night is set for November 17, with another handful of local acts to familiarise yourself with.

The line up for the night is:

4.00PM – 4.30PM Holly Barnes
4.40PM – 5.10PM Mitch Bonnici
5.20PM – 5.55PM Isaac Wright
6.05PM – 6.35PM Edmund Mantelli
6.45PM – 7.15PM Illah Watson

This event is a free event and will coincide with the Maker’s Market Fridays.

Set for Friday, November 17 from 4-7pm. 

Marker’s Market Fridays – Twilight Edition

Starting in August, the Marker’s Market Fridays events are a chance for local artists and crafty folk to gather their wares and sell them in a safe space. Running the third Friday of each month, this time around the market will run as a twilight session to coincide with our Fresh Music Night. Entry is free, and only cash can be used for purchasing with the stallholders.

Set for Friday, November 17 from 4-7pm. 


One of the biggest events for the year, our collaboration theatre project in partnership with Somebody’s Daughter Theatre Co. is finally here. With shows set for November 28 – December 3 at Courthouse Youth Arts, attendees will see the possibilities when young people put their minds together in creating something. All elements from the set design and script to sound have been worked on by young people.

More information to come. 

Joshua Maxwell de Hoog

Joshua Maxwell de Hoog solo exhibition

A familiar name at Courthouse Youth Arts with a solo exhibition earlier this year (pictured above), and a part in current exhibition CO., Joshua Maxwell de Hoog is set for another solo exhibition starting from November 24.

More details to come. 

Main image is taken from CO. Exhibition opening by Patrick Callow Photography.