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Photo: Martin Ollman, Plagued, 2020, digital image, Part of the First Response exhibition at Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

2020 Annual Report:

Our Mission:

A vibrant connected and creative Tuggeranong Community

Our Vision:

To be a dynamic and innovative arts organisation that is essential to the Tuggeranong region and the ACT

Our priorities over the next 5 years:

  • Invite the community to practice and appreciate art and its relevance to local and global social issues
  • Collaborate with the arts and community sectors across the ACT
  • Develop active audiences for art beyond Tuggeranong Arts Centre
  • Build and shape cultural and community identity


Aunty Agnes Shea, Ngunnawal Elder

Board Members

Don Cumming, Chairperson/President from May 2018 – current

Don has been a journalist and communications manager in print, radio, television and the public sector for many years. He is a former ABC Canberra News Editor and Political Correspondent for Radio Australia.  He spent 25 years in various Federal Government communications roles including as a Ministerial Press Secretary before he (semi) retired to the quiet life of freelance journalism in 2009.  Don served for over 20 years as the ACT Branch President of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

Jenny Hargreaves, Vice Chair/President from May 2018 – current

Jenny Hargreaves held senior leadership roles at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for over 20 years, until 2020, with responsibilities for data and corporate governance, and statistical work on Australia’s hospitals, mental health services and the safety and quality of health care. In addition to her current role as a Board member since May 2016 and Vice Chair/President since May 2018, Jenny was a Board member from 2008 to 2014, and led the organisation as President through difficult transitions from 2012 to 2014. Jenny is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2019).

John Hargreaves,Treasurer –  May 2018 – current

John was in the ACT Public Service for 30 years working principally in finance or management roles.  He was a Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly form 1998 – 2012 and was a minister in the AC Government from 2004 – 2009.

Annika Romeyn – Secretary from May 2021

Annika Romeyn is a practicing artist who creates immersive works on paper that combine printmaking, drawing and watercolour to convey her experiences of being in the landscape. Annika has a home-studio in Tuggeranong and considers herself fortunate to live and work on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country. Annika was recently named Winner of the 2020 National Works on Paper prize at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and the 2020 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award at Campbelltown Arts Centre. Her work is represented by Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne. Annika also works as an Artist Educator at the National Gallery of Australia and has previously served on the Boards of Australian National Capital Artists (3 years) and M16 Artspace (1 year).

Karl Maftoum, Committee Member May 2018 – current

Karl joined the Board of Tuggeranong Community Arts in April 2013, and served as an Ordinary Committee member, and as Acting Chair from December 2014 to the 2015 AGM.  He is currently the Chief Information Officer at the Australian Communications and Media Authority, and has significant experience in the management and delivery of large projects in the public sector. Karl holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Canberra.

Hamish Sinclair, Committee Member from May 2018- current

Hamish is a research fellow at the University of Canberra specialising in capital city strategic planning and has over 25 years of international experience in planning and design. This is his first term on the Board of Tuggeranong Community Arts after serving on the Boards of the Planning Institute Australia and 2XX Community Radio. Hamish has extensive experience in the music industry.  Hamish is working with Canberra Urban and Regional Futures while he completes his PhD. In his spare time Hamish also owns and operates a 1,000 acre equestrian facility in South Canberra

Lorena Quinlivan, Committee Member from May 2018-current

Lorena is a Lawyer who first moved to Canberra in 1979. She has raised six children and they have also made homes here. Lorena is Indigenous and worked for the now disbanded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) for a few years. The arts have always been important to Lorena and she grew up as part of a singing family, The Hodge Family Singers. They won awards in Tamworth, Shepparton, Parkes, Broken Hill and Nashville Tennessee for their rendition of Amazing Grace. Lorena is currently the lead singer of her band based in Canberra, The Soul Traders. Lorena is also an artist who has sold many of her works. She was part of the Yurauna Centre art exhibition in the Canberra Centre. Lorena currently works for IP Australia making creative arts very important to her.

James Tylor, Committee Member from May 2021-current

James Tylor is professional multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Canberra and Adelaide. His art practice explores Australian environmental, cultural and social history through the mediums of photography, video, sculpture, installation and food. His research, writing and artistic practice has focused most specifically on Kaurna indigenous culture from the Adelaide Plains region of South Australia and more broadly Indigenous and European colonial history in Southern Australia. His practice also explores Australian indigenous plants and the environmental landscape of Southern Australia. He has experience in writing, designing, curating, history, research art gallery installation and museum collection conservation.  His artwork has been collected in national public and private collections in Australia, Europe and the USA.

Marina Talevski, Committee Member from May 2021-current

Marina has held senior Strategic Design and Research roles in the Australian Public Service, and has worked in local community organisations that seek to promote social justice for Canberra’s most vulnerable. She has a background Economics, Political Science (The University of Melbourne) and Psychology (The Australian National University). She is currently involved in social entrepreneurship that seeks to advance justice health outcomes for Canberrans.  

Rebecca Selleck, Committee Member from May 2021-current

Rebecca Selleck is a Canberra-based artist with a focus on interactive sculpture and installation, blending animatronics, assemblage, casting and sound.  She completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts at the ANU School of Art with First Class Honours, majoring in Sculpture and Art Theory, and holds a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Creative Writing and Literary Studies. She uses her practice to reciprocally investigate and challenge her own perceptions within a culture of conflicting truths. Her work overlays time and place to express the need for human accountability and the painful complexity of animal and environmental ethics in Australia. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the prestigious Peter and Lena Karmel Anniversary Prize for best graduating student at the ANU School of Art, and has exhibited across Australia and in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Venice, Italy. She was a finalist in the inaugural 2017 Ramsay Art Prize at the Art Gallery of South Australia and in 2018 the Arte Laguna Prize in Venice, Italy; the Macquarie Art Prize; the Ravenswood Art Prize (Highly Commended); and the Churchie Art Prize.  Her work is currently held in public collections at the Museum of Australian Democracy, Parkes ACT, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo NSW, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC, and Shepparton Art Museum, VIC, Committee Member from May 2021-current


The Board of the Tuggeranong Community Arts Association governs in accordance with the constitution and the governance policies of the association. The Board supports the work of the CEO, who manages all aspects of the organisation’s operations. All enquiries regarding the Arts Centre and its programs should be directed to the CEO, who will seek Board input when necessary. Tuggeranong Community Arts Association holds the Annual General Meeting in May where the association members elect a new Board for the coming year. The meeting date is advised one month in advance.


Individual Membership $17.50. Community and Arts Organisations $55.00

Members receive:

  • A copy of the Annual Report
  • Invitations to TCA events such as gallery openings, screenings, festivals, etc.
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
  • The opportunity to be nominated to serve on the TCAA Board where specific skills apply.

Annual Reports: