Trustees
& Staff

Trustees

BETH BURGESS

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 CHESTER

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.

Evelyn Wilson

Evelyn Wilson is Co-Director of National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange and Founder Director of The Culture Capital Exchange. Her work focuses on supporting and researching the collaborative potential of bringing Higher Education researchers together with cultural/creative sector practitioners around areas of common interest. She has deep experience as a cultural producer/curator, working since the early 90’s in areas including: third cinema, photography and the digital arts.

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.

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.

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.

STUDIO MEMBER REPRESENTATIVES ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES​

Christina Ure, Emily Jolley and Veronica Slater.

Patrons

Henry Normal, David Shrigley

Staff

lucy day

Interim Executive Director: lucyday@phoenixartspace.org

Belinda Greenhalgh

Administrator: info@phoenixbrighton.org

Jon Carritt

Building Manager: jon@phoenixbrighton.org

Sarah Mcconnell

Finance Manager: sarahmcconnell@phoenixartspace.org

Kitty Bew

Front of House and Marketing Coordinator: kitty@phoenixbrighton.org

Chloe Hoare

Learning Programme Manager: chloe@phoenixbrighton.org

Susannah Patterson

Accountant: susannah@phoenixbrighton.org

AINOA BURGOS GONZALEZ

Front of House and Venue Hire Assistant: events@phoenixartspace.org

Peter Dyde

Maintenance Technician: peter@phoenixbrighton.org

JASMINE HARRISON

Workshop Technician & Cleaner