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.

Stig evans

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 Garcia

David is Professor of Digital Media Arts at Bournemouth University, where he has been appointed director of The Experimental Media Research Centre. The centre 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 Lord

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.

SIâN PRIME (Chair)

Siân is Deputy Director for Goldsmiths' Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), and Academic Lead: Enterprise. She has worked with Adrian De La Court to develop Synapse, a service that is available to all students (and staff) at Goldsmiths, and develops entrepreneurial thinking and potential. She has over 20 years experience in working with start-up and mid-stage creatives and social, cultural and creative organisations.

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.

Henry Normal

Henry Normal

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 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.

STUDIO MEMBER REPRESENTATIVES ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES​

TBC

Patrons

Henry Normal, David Shrigley

Staff

Sarah Davies

Executive Director: sarah@phoenixbrighton.org

Belinda Greenhalgh

Administrator: info@phoenixbrighton.org

Jon Carritt

Building Manager: jon@phoenixbrighton.org

lucy Spink

Finance Manager: lucy@phoenixartspace.org

Susannah Patterson

Accountant: susannah@phoenixbrighton.org

Vivienne Ridley

Studios Manager: vivienne@phoenixbrighton.org

Chloe Hoare

Learning Programme Manager: chloe@phoenixbrighton.org

Jade Downer

Production Manager: jade@phoenixartspace.org

Kitty Bew

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

Peter Dyde

Maintenance Technician: peter@phoenixbrighton.org

Tania Rutland

Workshop Technician and Invigilation

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PHOENIX ART SPACE

10–14 Waterloo Place
Brighton, BN2 9NB
East Sussex, UK

+44 (0)1273 603700
info@phoenixbrighton.org

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