Stephen Harrison

Downer, Australian Capital Territory

Sculptor, artist, teacher

Award-winning sculptor Stephen considers art his saviour after a vicious home invasion triggered a mental breakdown and left him with post-traumatic stress disorder. He enrolled to study sculpture as a form of therapy and soon discovered his calling. With a Masters of Art from ANU, Stephen’s works have featured in popular outdoor exhibitions such as Sculpture By The Sea and Sculpture In The Paddock. His goal is to create four bronze sculptures and hold his first Sydney solo exhibition, with help from AMP’s Tomorrow Fund: “I want to show that mental disability and depression are not a hindrance to success. Although I will always suffer bouts of mental darkness, I’m determined to create bold, beautiful and contemporary artwork.”