Press 2012

Wincanton Window – Casespace – Solo Exhibition at Bruton Museum, Feb ’12

Western Gazette – Casespace, Bruton museum, Feb ’12

Somerset Guardian – Precious and Primal, Feb ’12

Wells Journal – Casespace Exhibition, Feb ’12

Country Life – Precious and Primal, Feb ’12

Somerset Life – Scraptors, crowd-funding for Magdalen Project, Feb ’12

Western Daily Press – Scraptorzoic Era planned for Magdalen Project ’12

Western Morning news – Scraptors’ plans for Magdalen Project ’12

Create Centre – Green Capital Artist in Residence 2012

Big Green Week Workshop – Arnolfini

North Somerset Arts – Big Green Week involvement – Big Green Week involvement, April ’12 – Floating Diatoms and forthcoming Shows, June ’12

Ecojam – Big Green Week and Family Mash Up workshop

This is Somerset – Highly Commended for Green Capital Residency work

Arnolfini Arts Pinterest – Featured Artists

Sculpture & Installations Pinterest – Featured Artists

Sir Harold Hillier’s Art in the Garden ’12 – Spider featured

Garden Art & Whimsy Pinterest

Swans of Wells – Swan Artists

All Hallows Prep School – Candela

This is Somerset – Candela Swan for Swans of Wells 2012

Metro UK Press site photo – Candela at Bishops Palace, SwansofWells auction preview, Sept ’12

Bishops Palace Facebook – Swansong Auction Preview weekend

All Hallows Prep School Chronicle 2012 article – Candela Swan

All Hallows Prep School Chronicle 2012 article – Extra Curricular Art

Culture and Anarchy blog – The Bishops Palace Summer Exhibition, ’12

Musiety article – Fiona Campbell sculptures, Nov ’12

This is Somerset – Sculptures make big impact… Nov ’12

Dragonfly sculpture workshops, Westfield Academy

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Sculpture Exhibition ’09


Having never visited Hillier Gardens (Romsey, Hants) before installing 3 of my sculptures last week, I was blown over by the sheer beauty and vastness of the place.  There were so many gorgeous areas, but I was very happy being placed in the bog zone!!  It has a very primeval atmosphere, incredible bamboos and gigantic gunneras and, linked to a dinosaur trail, makes it perfect for my ‘Fossil’, ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Dung Beetle & Ball’ pieces.  My favourite part of the Gardens has to be the pond – next to the bog – which features some fabulous concrete pod sculptures emerging from its edges.

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The Sculpture Exhibition runs from May – October and is ‘well worth a visit’!

Dung Beetle and Ball at Hillier Gardens

Dung Beetle and Ball hidden amongst the succulents


The Dragonfly has landed

The Dragonfly has landed



Dragonfly exhibited at Hillier Gardens

Dragonfly exhibited at Hillier Gardens



Hillier Gardens Pond


Designs for giant insect steel and wire sculptures, soon to be created

Designs for giant insect steel and wire sculptures, soon to be created

I’ve just completed and installed a giant copper owl sculpture commission for a private woodland in Devon and am now creating 6 steel and wire insects (and a web) for the new Dobbies Garden Centre opening soon in Shepton Mallet.  I’m  going to be working flat out to meet the end of May deadline! My work has also recently included outdoor sculptures for  Garden designer Jason Nosworthy, as features for his Show Gardens at the Bath and West – a large copper wire web and a nest woven from steel rod and copper wire.  Another exciting project will be working with children from All Hallows Prep School, Cranmore as an Artist-in-residence, creating a huge steel, wire and found materials chameleon in their woodland in June.  Followed by drop-in Adult Wire Workshops at the Larmer Tree Festival, Dorset and Workshops with a Bridgwater school, making wire and paper carnival headdresses/sculptures in July.  May just manage to get away for a break to Chicago to stay with friends at the end of July with my son before the onslaught of Somerset Art Weeks ’09 in September!

In the following months my work will be on show at The 2009 Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Stone Lane Gardens Arboretum, Stone Farm, Chagford, Devon TQ13 8JU from 11th May – 3rd October, 2 – 6pm daily;  Art in the Garden at The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, near Romsey, Hampshire, 24th May – 26th October; Wildlife Artist of the Year ’09 Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 1st – 6th June; Devon Sculpture T.R.A.I.L., 19th July – 6th September and during Somerset Art Weeks ’09 with 5 other artist/makers in a wonderful barn setting at Fosse Farm, Fosse Road, Oakhill, Somerset BA3 5HX, from 19th September – 4th October, 11am – 6pm daily.  My work can also be viewed at Ginger Fig Gallery, Taunton.