Welcome to M16 Artspace
Welcome to M16 Artspace
Welcome to M16 Artspace

Gallery: Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 5, or by appointment

Office: Wednesday - Friday, 12 - 5

For general enquiries: (02) 6295 9438

M16 Artspace in Canberra runs 3 gallery spaces, manages 28 artist studios and houses five open access arts organisations that offer art classes.

With three exhibition spaces that change exhibitions every three weeks, it is the ideal place to experience art in Canberra.

Join us for our lively opening nights; start your own art collection or take a class and create your own work!

Image: Greer Versteeg 2017



21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT 2603
(02) 6295 9438
PO Box 4878 Kingston 2604




Jas Hugonnet

Executive Director


Frances Spurgin

Exhibitions and Promotions Coordinator


Al Munro

Marketing and Admin


Phillip van Zomeren




M16 Board

Vasiliki Nihas-Bogiatzis

Chair, M16 Artspace

Vasiliki Nihas-Bogiatzis served as a senior executive in the State and Commonwealth public sectors, later heading her own boutique consultancy specialising in cultural inclusivity, culture and the arts, values and ethics. She brings to M16, a breadth of expertise across interdisciplinary art forms; strategic planning; government liaison and small business.

Career highlights include establishing Sydney University's Multicultural Education Centre; being awarded a fellowship to the East West Centre, University of Hawaii; becoming a ministerial adviser in her field and culminating in heading Community Relations and Access and Equity in Prime Minister and Cabinet, in which capacity she delivered Australia's keynote address on our multicultural identity at the European Council.

Arts appointments at national and state levels have included the National Heritage Collections Council, the Interim Directorate responsible for building and establishing Canberra's Museum and Gallery(CMAG), the foundation Board of the Cultural Facilities Corporation (CFC) and Deputy Chair of the Cultural Council.  She was long term chair of Canberra Arts Marketing and Jigsaw Theatre Company, loves to draw, and is a published author of short stories.

David Chessell

Deputy Chair, M16 Artspace

David Chessell is a co-founder of Access Economics and was founding Chairman of Access Capital Advisers (2007-2013). Before that David worked in various policy areas of the Commonwealth Treasury and represented Australia at the International Monetary Fund. He has a PhD from Yale University, M Ec from ANU and BA (Hons) from Melbourne University. David is a Member of the Planning Assessment Commission of NSW, a Governor of the ANU Endowment for Excellence and serves on two ACT not for profit Boards.

Nicola Dickson


Nicola is a full-time practicing artist at M16 Artspace She is a graduate of the painting workshop in the ANU School of Art. She completed a PhD research project at the ANU in 2010. Nicola exhibits regularly in Canberra and Sydney and was a finalist in the Sulman Prize in 2013 and Highly commended finalist in the Waterhouse Natural Science Prize in 2013 and 2014. Her paintings and drawings are held in several public collections including Parliament House and the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Andy Castle


Andy Castle is a Chartered Accountant who has worked with Price Waterhouse both in Australia and overseas. He is a highly experienced management and business professional and has held senior management roles at Gatorade Australian and Luken & May. Andy is currently Chief Operating Officer at Intelledox. Prior to joining Intelledox, he worked as the CEO for a Canberra-based network security management company, Protocom Development Systems. He is on the Board and a Treasurer of 2 arts based organisations - M16 Artspace and Jigsaw Theatre. Company.

Richard Calver

Richard Calver has practised law for forty years. For the last twelve and a half years he has worked as the national director, industrial relations and legal counsel with Master Builders Australia. Currently Richard is a Lawyer and IR Consultant. He has been a member of the M16 board since 2009. He practises in employment, contract and work health and safety law. Richard also has had experience on company and not-for profit boards and brings to bear skills in a range of commercial and financial issues. He has a connection with the creative arts through writing and is supportive of local artists.

Mathew Frawley

Matthew has been a part of the Canberra arts scene for over four decades. During his career he has worked at a number of the region’s leading cultural facilities including Canberra Museum and Gallery, Erindale Theatre, Canberra Glassworks and National Portrait Gallery. Matthew currently works at the Royal Australian Mint as a Product Development Officer. He brings a diverse range of skills to the M16 Board including events management, product development, visitor services and retail management.
 As a born and breed, third generation Queanbeyan boy, Mathew is a proud and passionate exponent of the region’s artists and creative community.

Cristy Hoy Manager, Management Consulting Advisory KPMG

Dr Alan J. Jones

Alan is currently President of the Artists Society of Canberra Inc (ASOC). His academic and government past is displayed in over 200 peer-reviewed science, technology and innovation publications. He was Australia’s Counsellor for Industry, Science and Technology, Federal Republic of Germany (4 years), establishing and managing international collaborations. He was a Board member for several university/industry research groups, member of editorial boards of specialist innovation publications, and was for 10 years  on the committee of Chemistry in Australia, Royal Australian Chemical Institute. He was a visiting fellow or adjunct professor (Innovation) at Queensland, ANU, Canberra and Auckland universities, while running his own Consultancy business.

Mark Kenny

Mark Kenny is National Affairs Editor for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

A seasoned observer of national politics, he has reported from Canberra for 15 years, developing a reputation as the bane of prime ministers and opposition leaders for his frank and fearless commentary.

Prior to joining Fairfax Media, he worked for the ABC in both radio and television, and spent seven years as The Advertiser's national political editor.

A long-term director of the National Press Club, Kenny is also a sought after speaker and political commentator on radio and television programs across the country including the ABC’s top rating political program, Insiders, as well as The Drum, and Sky News’s Agenda and Heads Up! programs, where he is a weekly panellist.

He has reported on politics and international affairs from all corners of the world from Virginia, to Vladivostok, and Brunei to Berlin.

He holds a BA Hons (1st Class) from the University of Adelaide and Grad Dip in Business from Monash.

Born in 1961, he has one son, Sascha, (lawyer) and is married to the respected journalist turned academic, Adj. Professor Virginia Haussegger AM (ex-ABC TV and one of Australia’s foremost feminist commentators).

Keen theatre and exhibition goers, the couple resides in Griffith, ACT – along with a small and extremely beloved dog, Vincent*.

*Pictures of Vincent available on request

Rose Montebello

Rose Montebello is a practising artist and M16 Studio tenant.  She studied Printmedia and Drawing at the Canberra School of Art, ANU and graduated with a Bachelor in Visual Arts with Honours in 2000.  Since that time she has exhibited consistently in Canberra and the surrounding region.  She was recently selected as a finalist in the 2015 Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award and has her works held by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Museum and Gallery and Artbank.

When not making art, Rose is the Coordinator of the Collection Study Room at the National Gallery of Australia where she facilitates access to Collection artworks for the purpose of research, teaching, community interest and public appreciation. 

Rose lives and works in Canberra and is committed to supporting, improving and promoting the visual arts in the Canberra region.

Dr Catherine Summerhayes

Dr Summerhayes' thesis, 'Film As Cultural Performance' (Film Studies, Australian National University, 2002) focused on the concept and practice of theatrical performance in relation to film. Her major research areas are in documentary film studies and new media theory and performance. In 2004, she convened and directed AD - Art of the Documentary: a combined international conference, film competition for emerging filmmakers and film festival at the National Museum of Australia, ScreenSound, the National Gallery of Australia. More recently she convened the international documentary studies conference: Visible Evidence XIX in 2012 at the Australian National University and the National Film and Sound Archives of Australia in Canberra.

Her most recent book is Google Earth: Outreach and Activism published by Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.Her work has recently been published in several national and international journals and anthologies, including her major article, 'Haunting Secrets - Tracey Moffatt's beDevil' which was published in the Fall 2004 issue of the University of California's film studies journal Film Quarterly Vol. 58:1. Her monograph on Moffatt's films, The Moving Images of Tracey Moffatt was published by Charta Edizione, Milan in September 2007.