Who We Are

Sunshine Print Artspace Inc is a Not for Profit Incorporated Association located in Sunshine, Victoria. Our organisation is managed by our volunteer Committee of Mangement. We would like to introduce them to you.

Phillip Doggett-Williams 

President 

Phillip Doggett-Williams is a founding member (with artist Adrian Spurr) and President of the Not for Profit access printmaking studio ‘Sunshine Print Artspace’ (SPA).

Phillip is an established Melbourne Artist with experience spanning more than 3 decades encompassing a broad spectrum of artistic practice, teaching, arts consultancy and curatorial practice. He is a painter, sculpture and printmaker but has also worked in collaborations that include theatre, performance, and community education.
Doggett-Williams is a graduate of RMIT Fine Arts (1978) having studied printmaking under the late George Baldessin, Graeme King, sculpture under Anthony Pryor, and painting under Andrew Sibley and Ron Miller. His artworks are represented in major collections including the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Artbank and the Gallery of NSW.

Adrian Spurr 

Vice President

Adrian is a founding member of SPA. His interest in printmaking commenced in the Tin Sheds whilst studying English Literature at Sydney University. Returning to the UK he completed an honours degree in sculpture at  Cheltenham School of Art and then completed extensive studies to become a Master printmaker at Brighton Polytechnic (UK) and the Druckwerkstatt in Berlin. Whilst in Europe he had the opportunity to study under and work alongside, some of Europe’s most celebrated artists such as Bruce Maclean and the late A.R Penk.

For a quarter century, Adrian has worked as an artist and educator in both Europe and Australia. Until the end of 2017 Adrian had been, for twelve years, the Head of Arts, Performing Arts and Technology at a Government Secondary College in S.E Melbourne. He has won numerous awards as an artist including the Toorak Sculpture Prize in 2012. He is currently a member (and the Artist’s representative) of the Shakespeare Grove Art Studios in St Kilda and is later in 2018 to be printmaker advisor to Kingston City Arts in Moorabbin.

Adrian spends as much time as is possible in the Wimmera in NW Victoria and each year travels to rural Italy to work as a printmaker and sculptor.

Evan Lowenstein 

Secretary

Evan Lowenstein graduated from Monash University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Economics, majoring in Accounting and was awarded CPA status in 1988.

From graduation until 1985, he was working as a trade accountant with the Australian National Line. After leaving in 1985, Evan started his career in public accounting with Lowenstein Sharp and immediately began looking after the financial affairs of many artists.  In 2002 he commenced Lowensteins Arts Management together with this father Tom and colleague in Sydney Adam Micmacher.

This firm took the commitment to the arts even further with a concerted effort to focus on arts as a speciality and to assist in other financial services for artists. The firm now manages the financial affairs of approximately 3000 artists in all creative fields.

Evan brings extensive experience as a Treasurer on many Boards in the Arts Sector. He had an active role on the Board of Directors of the Australian Artists Association Ltd.

More recently he has been involved in the campaign – Save Super Art, which is a lobby group set up to fight the recommendations of the Cooper report on Superannuation and the adverse effects it would have on Artists.

Board Experience 

  • 200 Gertrude Street Artist Spaces  Treasurer for 9 years
  • Centre for Contemporary Photography  Treasurer for 5 years
  • National Association for the Visual Arts Treasurer
  • Board of Resale Royalties Art Market Professionals Advisory Panel
  • Treasurer of Westspace Artists Spaces in Melbourne
  • Theatreworks, Q44 Inc., Embraced Inc
  • Southern Disability Advocacy Inc
  • Shir Jewish Music Festival
  • Sunshine Print Artspace Inc

Julia Raath 

Julia’s printmaking background is as a textile screen printer. She has extensive experience teaching in both the Vocational and Higher Education sectors in Australia and India and has developed and delivered staff development programs for design educators in India.

Julia maintained her textile design practice throughout her teaching career and has exhibited textiles in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra along with producing printed collections for commercial applications.  Her work has been collected by many private collectors and the National Gallery of Victoria.

She is currently working on a range of collaborative projects that include design and product development with artisans in India and creating textile print designs for private clients.

Julia brings to SPA her experience with printed textiles and her years of volunteering on Not for Profit Committees of Management and Boards.

Board Experience

  • Sunshine Print Artspace
  • Moreland Community Garden
  • Tree Project
  • Moreland Arts Board
  • Fitzroy Learning Network
  • TCFL Design and Technology Centre

 

Christine White 

Christine is a highly skilled communications specialist experienced in all aspects of media and communications management. She brings her expertise in strategic communications planning and advice and development of media strategies to SPA. Her knowledge of production and dissemination of media releases; reputation and crisis management; brand management; journalism; social media strategy and media production skills will support SPA to build our profile.

Christine has been particularly successful at improving media profiles, increasing brand awareness, developing high performing teams, managing complex projects, and building strong relationships with key stakeholders.

Board Experience

  • Board member Theatre at Risk
  • Board member and Secretary The Dog Theatre
  • Secretary, Committee of Management Volunteer West
  • Ordinary member Committee of Management, Volunteer West
  • Ordinary member Committee of Management, Sunshine Print Artspace

Malcolm Thomson

John Barcham

John Barcham has had a distinguished 25-year career reflecting an exemplary contribution to Melbourne’s cultural capital, and worldwide.

He has successfully worked across the interpretative, entertainment, construction, multimedia, film and television sectors, often combining all elements in a single project.

A highly experienced manager and producer in the specialised and complex field of arts and entertainment management. He brings his vast experience at an executive level with some of Australia’s most successful arts and entertainment companies to SPA. John has delivered projects in both the public and private sector and has extensive knowledge of publicly funded works and the associated due diligence, tendering processes and responsibilities.

He is an outstanding leader with a vast array of technical skills for multimillion-dollar projects: art direction, production, project management including first in/last out, budget management, tender and contract management, site supervision, human resources, conflict resolution and OH&S.

John has proven experience as Chairman and Member of a variety of Boards and is a practicing and exhibiting fine artist in oil painting, lithography, watercolour and pastel.

  • Member – Victorian Artists Society
  • Chairman “Art Play” Advisory Panel – City of Melbourne
  • Industrial Design Curriculum Advisory Panel – Swinburne University Faculty of Design
  • Committee Member – National Puppetry Summit (held at VCA)
  • Artists and Industry in Maribyrnong: Committee Member – Arts initiative to link local industry and the arts
  • Exhibiting Member – Victorian Artists Society
  • Past President – Rotary Club of Yarraville

 

Julia Boros

Julia Boros implements her combined backgrounds of theatre, film and textiles to her creation of contemporary site-responsive installation and sculpture.

Boros’ art practice extends beyond the boundaries of textiles. Her incorporation of readymade industrial and domestic materials are manipulated and transformed by hand. The relationship between textile practice, the human condition and a visual art working process connects the threads between the historical and contemporary.

Boros graduated from the Victorian College of Art, Master of Contemporary Art program in 2016 and has continued to exhibit locally. In 2016, Boros was the recipient of a National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award.

Boros is a volunteer at the Women’s Art Register in Richmond and will be undertaking an artist residency in Iceland in 2018.