& Staff



Beth is the Executive Producer and Director of Production for the Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival. Over the past six festivals she has had the wonderful opportunity to work with many of Brighton and Hove's extraordinary creative partners, artists and communities. She has also produced for the Southbank Centre and The Barbican Centre and has extensive experience in producing both commercial and participatory projects. Beth is very interested in audience and community development.


Heidi is a Partner at DMH Stallard LLP a South East law firm with strong links to Brighton where it was established in 1970. Heidi heads up the Planning & Environment team at the firm and has been involved in some landmark development projects within Brighton & Hove, including Jubilee Street and the Library, the Amex Stadium for Brighton & Hove Albion and the New England Quarter. She is a graduate of the University of Sussex and has lived in Sussex since she came here to university in the late 1980’s and decided to make it her home.

Allan Murray

Allan Murray

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.

Sofia Ewuraesi Bodger

Sofia is an experienced Senior cultural strategist focusing on branded content and digital. Sofia creates strategies that drive longstanding cultural change and power living ideas. Delivering both business results and accolades, ranging from APG Gold Longer Term Thinking Award, Cannes Lions and breaking Tik Tok records. Sofia is extremely passionate about working with diverse and inspiring talent.

Siân Prime

Siân is Deputy Director for Goldsmiths’ Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), and Academic Lead: Enterprise. She also teaches on the MA Social Entrepreneurship programme - and has developed a module that supports any Masters student in Goldsmiths to develop their understanding of the practicalities of cultural enterprise. She is currently researching and writing collaboratively on the sustainability of creative practice.

Kate Strachan

Kate Strachan

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 Walters

Juliet Walters

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.

Stig evans

Stig is a successful painter, public artist, and painting conservator who has been a studio artist at Phoenix Art Space 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.


Christina Ure, Emily Jolley and Veronica Slater.


Henry Normal, David Shrigley


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Interim Executive Director:

Belinda Greenhalgh


Jon Carritt

Building Manager:

Sarah Mcconnell

Finance Manager

Chloe Hoare

Learning Programme Manager:


Studio Manager:

Kitty Bew

Exhibitions Coordinator:


Front of House and Venue Hire Assistant:

Susannah Patterson


Peter Dyde

Maintenance Technician: