Mick has over 40 years of professional experience as a solicitor in the South East, a Past President of Sussex Law Society, and a senior partner at Griffith Smith Farrington Webb until his retirement in 2010. Mick has since been a trustee of a number of organisations including the Brighton Natural Health Centre, the West Hove Golf Club, Brighton Rotary Club Charitable Trust and Community Base. He maintains a strong interest in the arts, and regularly visits both local, national, and international museums and galleries.
Mike has over twenty years experience as a professional artist, and has worked with a number of contemporary galleries and professional arts organisations over the course of his career. Many of his text-based paintings are held in national and international collections. Mike has also been involved with digital start-up companies developing and supplying unique interactive art products to global corporations. He is an active studio member with a strong interest in the ongoing development of Phoenix Art Space and its cultural value to Brighton.
Stig is a successful painter, public artist, and painting conservator who has been a studio artist at Phoenix Brighton since the 1990s. His work has been included in a number of solo and group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, and also has a selection of public art commissions on view in the UK. He has experience as a teacher and artist educator, and has produced several workshops in partnership with local schools and communities in Brighton.
David is Professor of Digital Media Arts at Bournemouth University, where he has been appointed director of - The Experimental Media Research Centre-. The center develops a wide range of programs relating to the intersection of art, politics experimental media. David previously held the role of Dean of Graduate School, Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon, University of the Arts London, where he oversaw a number of initiatives that linked practice-led research to the reality of course delivery and curriculum development.
Andy has for the last five years been Director of Asset Compliance at The Guinness Partnership, one of the largest providers of affordable housing and care in England. He has a number of years’ professional experience of housing management, supported housing and asset management, where he has enjoyed balancing the needs of business, staff and customers. Andy has also worked with Notting Hill Housing, and Genesis Housing Group.
Jane McMorrow (Chair)
Jane was Head of Brighton Festival for seven years. She has an extensive knowledge of cultural programming, business planning, fundraising, partnership working and community engagement and has worked for a range of organisations including Arts Council England, The Legacy Trust, Creative Folkestone, Creative People & Places & the Culture Department at the London Mayor’s Office. She is currently Director of Creative Future, an arts charity that that specialises in supporting under-represented visual artists and writers.
Allan works at American Express in Brighton, and is their VP in Global Product & Partner Deployment. He is interested in the not-for-profit arts sector and supporting the development of organizations such as Phoenix Brighton by way of his financial and business expertise. He has an interest in the visual arts, and Brighton’s local communities.
Henry's son is a member of Rocket Artists at Phoenix. Following his sons exhibition here in 2018 Henry has been helping Phoenix expand its social outreach and promotion to public and funding bodies. Writer, poet, film and TV producer he founded Baby Cow Productions along with Steve Coogan in 1999. Henry ran the entire operation as MD for over 17 years winning almost every award possible with shows like Gavin and Stacey and films like Philomena. Henry has experience of all aspects of management and promotion. He is a patron and has run popular events at Phoenix.
Kate has been a studio member at Phoenix Brighton since 1994, where she maintains her practice of still-life painting, printmaking and textile design. She is also an educator, and teaches a range of popular printmaking classes here at the Phoenix. She has a strong understanding of Brighton’s local art scene, and takes part in Artists Open Houses every year.
Juliet moved to Brighton in 2000 after completing an HNC in Art and Design Ceramics in London. Originally based at Red Herring studios in Hove, she later moved into the Phoenix Art Space building, and is now a valued studio member. Juliet says she ‘began life as an actor and then became a potter’. Her ceramic work is exhibited widely in the UK.
STUDIO MEMBER REPRESENTATIVES ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Christina Ure & Michelle Cobbin
Henry Normal, David Shrigley