Twenty10 Art Program 2019

Every year Twenty10 holds an art exhibition, showcasing the creative expressions of young LGBTQIA+ folks. This year the exhibition will be held on Saturday October 19th.

Submit an image or description of your work to be assessed for entry by October 11th. We are accepting art works in all mediums! Submissions are open to LGBTQIA+ folks aged 12-25 in NSW.

We’ll be holding workshops with artists Salote Tawale (multidisciplinary), Nicole Barakat (textiles) and EJ Son (ceramics) in the lead-up to the exhibition as an opportunity for you to create pieces you can submit.

Also check out the Facebook event for the art workshops!

Ceramics workshop with EJ Son

5 September, 4pm – 6pm,

Learn how to work with clay in this workshop with ceramics artist EJ Son! This workshop is currently full, but you can join the waiting list – email Samia.

About the artist: EJ Son was born in South Korea and immigrated to Sydney at the age of seven. She is an interdisciplinary artist working with video, ceramics and installation exploring personal and cultural narratives and reframing the way we engage with socially constructed paradigms. Through humour her surrealist sculptures advocate for emancipation. Her self-referential works, in their dedication to honesty and humour, aim to deconstruct and surpass dominant epistemologies and ontologies. She’s currently a studio artist and a tutor at She hopes everyone to centre the clay and centre themselves.

05sep4:00 pm6:00 pmArt Workshop - Ceramics with EJ Son (ages 12-25)

A photo of artist Nicole Barakat standing in front of some quilted textile work.

Textile and Design Workshop with Nicole Barakat

11 September, 6pm – 8pm, Out West at headspace Parramatta

Learn how to work with textiles and crochet with artist Nicole Barakat at Out West!

About the artist: Nicole Barakat is a queer femme Arab artist who works to unpick the borders of art and life, re-examining intersections between drawing and textiles, collaboration and live work. Nicole approaches her practice as a form of meditation, with intentions to transform and conjure new ways of thinking and being. Her work is grounded in the practices of loving, listening and decolonising.

11sep6:00 pm8:00 pmArt Workshops - Textiles & Design with Nicole Barakat (ages 12-25)


A photo of artist Salote Tawale working with spray painted textiles.


Multi-medium Art Workshops with Salote Tawale

Multiple dates from 12 September to 8 October, 4pm – 6pm, Drop In at Twenty10

In this workshop series, participants will explore different mediums and create a piece to submit for the art exhibition with artist Salote Tawale!

Dates are as follows:

  • Thursday 12 September – Collage and Photography
  • Thursday 19 September – Sculptural Painting 1
  • Thursday 26 September – Sculptural Painting 2
  • Thursday 3 October – Drawing, Found Object Sculpture and Performance
  • RESCHEDULED! Thursday 10 October – Finalising Work for Exhibition

RSVP: Email Samia.

About the artist: From the perspective of her Indigenous Fijian and Anglo-Australian heritage, Salote Tawale explores the identity of the individual within collective systems. Examining through self-performance, Tawale draws on personal experiences of race, class, ethnicity and gender formed by growing up in suburban Australia. (Photo credit: Jessica Maurer)


12sep4:00 pm6:00 pmArt Workshops - Multi-Medium with Salote Tawale (ages 12-25)

19sep4:00 pm6:00 pmArt Workshops - Multi-Medium with Salote Tawale (ages 12-25)

26sep4:00 pm6:00 pmArt Workshops - Multi-Medium with Salote Tawale (ages 12-25)

03oct4:00 pm6:00 pmArt Workshops - Multi-Medium with Salote Tawale (ages 12-25)

10oct4:00 pm6:00 pmArt Workshops - Multi-Medium with Salote Tawale (ages 12-25)