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

2021 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

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

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).

Karl Maftoum, Treasury

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.

Marina Talevski, Secretary

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.  

Hamish Sinclair, Committee Member

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

Annika Romeyn, Committee Member

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).

John Hargreaves, Committee Member

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.


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.

Governance Charter

Strategic Plan


Annual Reports: