I am Making ArtCostume Concepts
Create costumes out of unusual materials with artist Alexander Stevenson, inspired by his investigations into Lubaina Himid’s current exhibition.
These monthly activity sessions are led by artists and take place in the Spike Island Café. Visitors of all ages and abilities can try out new techniques and approaches to making art, from drawing and painting to collage, sculpture and animation and are invited to drop in any time during the session.
Alexander Stevenson mines information using methods usually associated with anthropologists, historians and researchers to create artworks, journeys and films. Huge fabric sculptures, live theatrical performances and narratives generated from remote locations are just some of the outcomes of these interests.
The work is informed by knowledge systems; how history is made and re-made through storytelling, objects and activities. Previously he has looked at how cultural activities, shared beliefs and personal myths can be appropriated, amalgamated, or re-presented.
Past activity includes a residency at Karst, Plymouth (2014), and commissions for the Bristol Biennial (2014, 2016), GoMA as part of Glasgow International Festival (2014), Grand Union, Birmingham (2013), and headlining The Arches Live Festival, Glasgow (2012).
Alexander Stevension is currently Visiting Fellow at the Digital Cultures Research Centre, Bristol (2017).