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

Our Vision:

A vibrant connected and creative Tuggeranong Community

Our Mission:

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 -2020

AGM held 24 June 2020

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.  In March this year Don was re-elected for a fifth term as ACT Branch President of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

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

Jenny Hargreaves leads the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Economics and Health Services Group and is responsible for developing statistical information on Australia’s hospitals, mental health services and the safety and quality of health. She has extensive experience relating to health services. Jenny has previously lead the organisation as President through difficult transitions previous to 2014 and resigned from the Board at the 2014 AGM

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.

Jim Mallet, Secretary from May 2018 – current

Jim Mallet, a father of three adult children, is a resident of the Tuggeranong Valley, and has been for at least 30 years.  Now retired, Jim’s working life was within state, territory and commonwealth public services involved in numerous community programs within local government, primary industries, rural communities, regional services, health and historic Norfolk Island. Jim has also spent over 40 years volunteering within a large community organisation and served as a community club board member for approximately 4 years. He is currently  board secretary of the Tuggeranong Community Arts Association.

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.

Greg Friedewald, Committee Member May 2018 – current

Greg is a senior communications specialist with more than 40 years’ experience in journalism, public affairs and political communications and advice. He held senior communications roles in various NSW and Commonwealth agencies and for 10 years was Director of Public Relations for the Commonwealth Departments of Housing and Construction, and Administrative Services. He spent more than 15 years in media and policy advice roles for NSW, Commonwealth and ACT members of parliament, and more than 10 years on the staff of former ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope MLA, six of those as Chief of Staff.  He has recently retired from full time work, and operates a small communications’ and public affairs consultancy.

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.

Committee Member, Jean McIntyre – Since November 2019- current

Jean has been a writer since she was in Kindergarten and currently works as a contractor in ICT organisational change.  Her past roles include: change manager, communication manager, training manager, call centre manager, RTO manager and ICT technical writer.  Jean managed her own marketing business for seven years until the death of her husband from cancer.  Jean taught for a number of years in CIT (TAFE) in Marketing and, Quality and Risk Management for Business and Construction.  She is a qualified lawn bowls coach for Weston Creek Bowling Club.  Jean has two online businesses for lawn bowls coaching and lawn bowls statistic.


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 our annual report
Invitation 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

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