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


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.

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.

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 bred, third generation Queanbeyan boy, Mathew is a proud and passionate exponent of the region’s artists and creative community.

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.

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.

Genevieve Jacobs

Genevieve Jacobs has been a journalist for 30 years, working in print and radio. She is the former Mornings presenter for ABC Canberra where her trademark was close connection with the community. She sits on the ACT’s advisory committee for historic places and the boards of the National Folk Festival, the Canberra International Music Festival, the Conflict Resolution Service and M16 Artspace. Genevieve is a champion for the Capital Region Landkeepers Trust, an ambassador for the Tara Costigan Foundation and has a long involvement with Gift of Life ACT,
advocating for organ donation awareness.
Genevieve has worked widely with institutions including the National Gallery, the National Library, the National Museum and the Museum of Australian Democracy and the ANU. She is engaged regularly by the Canberra Business Chamber and the Convention Bureau and is an accomplished MC and facilitator. She has an enduring interest in building and strengthening
community engagement.

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.

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.