For the past two years NSW MLC Penny Sharpe has been an eager collector of artwork from the Twenty10 exhibitions.
Last week she invited members of the community group as well as GLBT music identity Jade Starr to her office to gain an insight into parliamentary life, have lunch with a few politicians and see their artwork in her office.
“It’s a good opportunity to see how the Parliament works, but more importantly being able to bring young GBLT kids into Parliament,” Sharpe said.
“They get money and I love the work. I didn’t buy it because I felt it was some type of charity; I bought it because I think they’re really talented.
“Having it in Parliament is important becauseFor the past two years NSW MLC Penny Sharpe has been an eager collector of artwork from the Twenty10 exhibitions.
Last week she invited members of the community group as well as GLBT music identity Jade Starr to her office to gain an insight into parliamentary life, have lunch with a few politicians and see their artwork in her office.
“It’s a good opportunity to see how the Parliament works, but more importantly being able to bring young GBLT kids into Parliament,” Sharpe said.
“They get money and I love the work. I didn’t buy it because I felt it was some type of charity; I bought it because I think they’re really talented.
“Having it in Parliament is important because when people come into the office and notice it, I can talk about the services and what’s happening for the young kids.”
Sharpe also hinted that when she retires from politics there’s a strong chance she might donate the work to the parliamentary art collection.
“When I produced the artwork I didn’t expect it to be sold to someone so important and I didn’t know it would get so far,” young artist Dean Mattar said.
“Twenty10 has supported me countless times and it’s good to have in the back of your mind the knowledge that when something goes wrong, they’re there to fall back on.”
Twenty10 will be holding a Christmas party on Wednesday 19 December at Hornsby from 6pm, which will be followed by another Christmas party at the Newtown residence on Thursday 20 December from 5pm. Everyone under the age of 26 is welcome.
For more information on Twenty10, visit www.twenty10.org.au. when people come into the office and notice it, I can talk about the services and what’s happening for the young kids.”
Sharpe also hinted that when she retires from politics there’s a strong chance she might donate the work to the parliamentary art collection.
“When I produced the artwork I didn’t expect it to be sold to someone so important and I didn’t know it would get so far,” young artist Dean Mattar said.
“Twenty10 has supported me countless times and it’s good to have in the back of your mind the knowledge that when something goes wrong, they’re there to fall back on.”
Twenty10 will be holding a Christmas party on Wednesday 19 December at Hornsby from 6pm, which will be followed by another Christmas party at the Newtown residence on Thursday 20 December from 5pm. Everyone under the age of 26 is welcome.
For more information on Twenty10, visit www.twenty10.org.au.

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