The Gallery of Young Art (GoYA) at Hawthorn Arts Centre is a space developed by young people, for young people and provides budding artists in our community with the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional space.

Young artists involved with the initiative have access to valuable resources such as industry mentors, materials and support to nurture and cultivate their creative talents.

Upcoming exhibitions

50 years in the future – What Does the Future Mean to You?

We invite young artists to step into the future with our upcoming exhibition themed '50 Years in the Future: What Does the Future Mean to You?'. 

Young artists, aged between 10 and 25, have the unique opportunity to unleash their imagination and explore their visions of tomorrow. Imagine a world transformed by technology, sustainability, cultural shifts, or even utopian scenarios. However, this exhibition is not just about imagining flying cars or futuristic cities; it's about diving deep into the core of what the future means on a personal level. Whether it's through illustrations, photography, or digital art, we want to see your interpretation of the world 50 years from now.

Expressions of Interest close have now closed. Selected works will be showcased at GoYA soon.

Community exhibition program (ongoing)

The Community exhibition program is devoted to celebrating talented local young artists. Young creatives can submit an application of interest to be exhibited at GoYA.

Expressions of interest are currently open. 

Submit an application form

For more information, contact Boroondara Youth at [email protected] or on 9278 4608.

Current exhibitions

Previous exhibitions

Location and hours

GoYA is located in the entryway, foyer and staircase to Boroondara Youth Hub. For more information on how to get here, check out our Visit and Contact our Youth Hub page.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday, from 12 pm (midday) to 6 pm, or from 10 am to 6 pm during school holidays.

More information

GoYA is an initiative of Solar Productions, a music and cultural events committee for young people, funded by Council and the Victorian Government’s FReeZA program.

FReeZA is a Victorian Government initiative that supports young Victorians to get involved in their community by planning and running drug, alcohol, smoke and vape-free events for other young people.

For more information about the gallery or to get involved, contact Boroondara Youth at [email protected] or on 9278 4608.

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