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Interested in the creative arts? Bored at home? Looking to express yourself? Why not get your creative juices flowing and get involved in the Social Imagination Project hosted by the Gallery of Young Art (GoYA) and City of Boroondara’s Youth Support.

The initiative was set up to support our creative community during the COVID-19 lockdown which has resulted in the forced closure of the Hawthorn Arts Centre.

Through Facebook, the project aims to bring together young artistic people (aged 16 to 25 years) from a diverse range of creative practices to be the inventive hearts and minds behind the next GoYA exhibition. 

The exhibition will showcase visual art, music, dance, creative writing and performance created by members in isolation.

The project is a great way to connect with other artists, test ideas and spark new concepts in a safe and supportive environment with other creatives. Members who are accepted as part of the project will use weekly themes such as nature, change, and technology to inspire their creative works. 

Group members will also get exclusive access to videos by industry professionals. 

GoYA is a gallery and creative hub and the brain child of Solar Productions, through the FReeZa program. FReeZA is a Victorian Government initiative that supports young Victorians to get involved in their community by running drug-, alcohol- and smoke-free events for other young people.

This is a closed group and a safe space. Participants will be asked to commit to behaviour guidelines that contribute to a safe and inclusive environment for all members.

More information

For more information, see Social Imagination Project or contact Wendy at [email protected].