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Alec Stevens lives and creates artworks in Bristol. Trained in the University of Brighton’s 3D Craft and Design degree, he is specialised in creating highly detailed sculpted objects in wood with strong ideas behind them.

The projects he undertakes are rooted within the research regarding a particular location and the presence of people over the course of history. He creates crafted artworks within places with rich pasts such as museums, archives and the historic urban environment. Revealing stories that explore the past in his own mischievous voice, Stevens’ approach plays with the notion of past histories and questions their authenticity. The results of which are humorous, revealing and thought-provoking.

Trusted by the National Trust for over a six year period within four of their properties to create nine engaging sculptures and installations that reveal new elements within their collections. His practice has been open to collaborations working jointly with commissioners, academics and other talented artists.


He is co-founder of ‘Polari Press’, a publishing house specialising in producing Artist books, zines and objects exploring LGBTQ+ themes and histories.


He is currently resident artist within Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio where he is developing artworks and experiences that are enhanced through the use of technology.

Shortlisted for the Jerwood Makers Open Prize 2019, Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon prize 2015 & the Aspex Gallery Craft Emergency prize 2013.

Who I've worked with:

National Trust


The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

ITV - Broadcasting Network


The Arts Council of Wales

British Council

National Centre for Craft and Design

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

West Dean Estate

Winchester Discovery Centre 

Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery

Bristol Archives


Watershed Pervasive Media Studio


University of Brighton

University of the West of England

University of Warwick

Bristol University

Norwich University of the Arts

Winchester School of Art

West Dean College


Palais De Tokyo

Arts Factory

Aspex Gallery

Spike Island

Fringe Arts Bath

BV Studios


Menier Gallery

The Island

TURBA Gallery 

Centrespace Gallery

According to McGee



"The work of Alec Stevens admirably shows how contemporary art can bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the display and interpretation of historic properties and collections."

Matthew Winterbottom

Curator of late 19th-century British sculpture and decorative arts, Ashmoleon Museum, Oxford.

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