JOLT is a 24 hour arts competition. Young artists of all mediums would respond to a stimulus that is released by Courthouse Youth Arts, and produce new works in only 24 hours. JOLT offers an opportunity to contribute to the thriving Geelong Art scene and showcase fresh ideas.
A ROVING, EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Led by the 2016 Creative Collective a small team of young people have come together to create ‘I Am’, a journey through a fictional mind.
You will be travelling the mind of Esther Greenwood – a troubled and complex character created by Sylvia Plath. Our writers have combined elements of Plath’s life itself, her poetry and her iconic novel “The Bell Jar” to create this fascinating and unnerving piece of theatre.
Their writing is brought to life through collaboration with talented actors and visual artists.
Voicebox photo shoot
JOLT is a 24 hour arts competition. Young artists of all mediums would respond to a stimulus that is released by Courthouse Youth Arts, and produce new works in only 24 hours. JOLT offers an opportunity to contribute to the thriving Geelong Art scene and showcase fresh ideas. The stimulus for JOLT 2015 was “Keepsake”.
We partnered with Forte on a publication project supported by the City of Greater Geelong to deliver a project lead by our members: Riley McDonald, Stacey Williams, Daniel Longo and Tyler Medley.
Three issues of PRJKTR magazine were delivered, successfully delving into the arts and subversive cultures of Geelong, and showcasing many young local and emerging artists in a sophisticated, accessible and contemporary manner.
Even in a world full of voices, young artists of today can still been seen as voiceless. Spoken about as the world’s future, yet denied the right to talk, to be heard, pushed to the shadows without any outlet to express themselves.
Recognizing this, Courthouse Youth Arts brought out Fracture, a Bi-monthly poster showcasing up to four short stories as well as cover art. This allowed writers and artists within the Geelong area the opportunity to express themselves.
The Creative Collective brought together visual artists and writers to produce a bi-monthly poster showcasing up to four short stories and cover arts, giving them a chance to have their voices heard and also allowing their creative side to be unleashed. In addition to this, young writers submitted work as part of our JOLT competition. All works were combined and presented in the inaugural printed publication of Fracture.
Featuring the writing and artwork of 16 creative young people, including:
- Jessica Blackney
- Wade Leighton
- John Dyson
- Saabira Razac
- Lauren Fowkes
- Curtley Oprean
- Isobel McVilly
- Julia McAlister
- John Coomans
- Adrian Aloi
- Owen Rowe
- Riley McDonald
- Bonnie Sanders
- Theo Miller
- Stephanie Downing
- Yasmin Mobayad
Published by Courthouse Youth Arts,
Geelong, VIC, Australia.
Copyright © Courthouse Youth Arts, 2015.
Curated by Adrian Aloi.
Typeset by Riley McDonald.