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Fiona Campbell

About Fiona Campbell

Fiona Campbell makes predominantly sculptural pieces using steel, copper, wire and found materials. Her work reflects an interest in the vitality and essence of life; textured, primal, linear, woven forms inspired by nature. Fiona exhibits extensively, teaches and holds occasional artist-in-residence posts.

Exhibition History of Fiona Campbell

2016 Commissioned by multi gold-award winning landscape designer Sarah Eberle FSGD to create focal piece for Viking Cruises Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show; Hidden Garden Art Show/Chelsea Fringe, Maureen Michaelson Gallery, London 2015 Commissioned, curated, managed Arts Council-funded project step in stone, artscapes in quarries, Somerset; Hidden Garden Art Show, Maureen Michaelson Gallery, London; GROW London; Art Parks International Sculpture Show, Guernsey; ‘Past, Present, Future’: SAW Projects Showcase, Bath; ‘Time and Place’, SAW, RUH, Bath; ‘Bristol Green Capital in the Frame’, Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol 2014 Outdoor Artist Programme Solo Exhibition&‘Of Form And Texture’ Exhibition, Sidcot Arts Centre, Somerset; Voyages Commission&Solo Exhibition, Contains Art, Somerset; Hidden Garden Art Show, Chelsea Fringe, London; Art Parks International Sculpture Show, Guernsey; Glastonbury Abbey Summer Trail, Somerset; Devon Recycled Sculpture TRAIL; Litterarti workshops&exhibition, Big Green Week, Bristol; ‘Second Time Around – The Hubcap As Art’ Landfillart Exhibition, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, USA 2013 Sidcot Open, Somerset; ‘The Birds and the Bees’, Ginger Fig Gallery, Taunton; `Art in the Gardens`, Landhydrock National Trust Estate, Cornwall; ‘All Wired Up’, Walford Mill Crafts, Dorset; Delamore Arts, Devon; Artist on a Plinth, Black Swan Arts, Frome; Showborough House Sculpture Exhibition, Gloucestershire; The Sculpture Park, Surrey; First-View Gallery, Stourhead; `Salvage`, Architecture Centre, Bristol; Sustainability Show, Taunton; Evolver Prize `13, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon; Devon Recycled Sculpture TRAIL; SAW/NGS Abundance Garden Trail Commission, Somerset; `Blurred Edges`, Walcot Chapel Gallery, Bath 2012 ‘Precious and Primal’, Solo Exhibition, Casespace, Bruton Museum; Black Swan Arts Open Exhibition, Frome; Delamore Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Devon; Sir Harold Hillier Art in the Garden, Hants; Green Capital Residency&Big Green Week Exhibition, Create Centre and Arnolfini harbour, Bristol; Reading Room, Arnolfini; The Sculpture Park, Surrey; Swans of Wells Project, Wells; Bishop’s Palace Summer Exhibition, Wells; Blue House Sculpture Exhibition, Frome; Rubbish Art Project, London; Devon Recycled Sculpture TRAIL; Sculpture in the Gardens, Godinton House&Gardens, Kent; Binham Grange Summer Exhibition, Somerset; Quartz Arts Festival Exhibition, Taunton; Black Swan Arts SMALL Exhibition, Frome; Hip Hawker Project, Taunton 2011 Winter Sculpture Exhibition, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon; ‘Conjuring Colour from the Dark of Winter’, Blackmore Farm, Somerset; `Mystery and Mutability`, Bridgwater Arts Centre; Showborough House Sculpture Garden, Gloucestershire; Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street; Site sculpture, Larmer Tree Festival, Dorset; Devon Recycled Sculpture TRAIL; Commissioned to produce site-specific insect sculptures alongside family workshops, Stackpool Park, Kidderminster; Binham Grange Summer Art Show, Minehead; ‘Beyond the Garden Gate’, Stourhead NT Estate; Stoberry Park, Wells; Great Crane Project&Exhibition, Muchelney Abbey, Langport; Quartz Festival Art Exhibition, Taunton; Commissioned to create bat sculpture with community, Tamar Valley Centre, Cornwall 2010 Winter Sculpture Exhibition, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon; Fire and Iron Gallery, Surrey; ‘Celebration’, Air Gallery, Wells; Showborough House Sculpture Garden, Gloucestershire; Black Swan Arts Open Exhibition; Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Devon; ‘Nature’ at Octagon Gallery, Yeovil; ‘Treading Lightly’, Yew Tree Gallery, Cornwall; Devon Recycled Sculpture TRAIL; ‘Joyride’, Hybrid Gallery, Honiton; The Binham Grange Summer Art Show, Minehead; Stourhead Gardens, Somerset; Winter Sculpture Exhibition, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon; Carymoor Intergenerational Sculpture Project creating site-specific sculpture, Castle Cary; Recycled Sculpture Project creating giant 5m Spider, Glastonbury Festival 2009 Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London; Sir Harold Hillier Art in the Garden, Hants; Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Devon; Devon Recycled Sculpture TRAIL; ‘Animal, Mineral, Vegetable’ Solo Exhibition, La Strada Gallery, Frome; Winter Sculpture Exhibition, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon; Fire and Iron Gallery, Surrey; commissioned to produce 7 large sculptures for Dobbies Garden World, Somerset 2008 Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street; ‘Beaks, Tails, Paws and Claws’, Delamore Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Devon; ‘Khulla Dhoka’ Exhibition, Royal Overseas League, London 1993 Merz Contemporary Art Gallery, London; Tobacco Art Gallery, London 1992 World Wildlife Fund Environmental Sculpture Exhibition, Millbank, London; South London Art Gallery, London; `Art in the Park`, Essex; Gagliardi Gallery, London 1991 Doors of the Earth`, Brighton; North Street Studios Exhibition, London

Biography / CV of Fiona Campbell

Fiona Campbell was Born and raised in Kenya (`62), Fiona studied at West Sussex College of Design (`80-`81), Newcastle Polytechnic (`81-83), Byam Shaw School of Art, London (`84-`87) and Exeter University (`93-`94), gaining Art Foundation (merit), Byam Shaw Diploma (distinction) and PGCE. She has been developing her art over many years (drawings, paintings, mixed media work and sculptures), exhibiting widely throughout Southern England, with collections abroad. Fiona works to private and public commission for indoor and outdoor sculptures. Concurrent with working as a professional artist, Fiona runs workshops and teaches Art part-time at All Hallows Preparatory School.

Artist Statement of Fiona Campbell

Fiona Campbell`s Statement: "I am interested in the essence of life, the cyclical persistence and interconnectedness of the natural world, latent energy and vitalism. My mixed media sculptural works are often wrought as nest-like structures echoing universal primal forms in an apparent state of emergence, growth or metamorphosis. I work in a linear way, constructing drawings in space. Instinctive building processes such as wrapping, weaving and layering become a form of 3d mark making. The raw energy, longevity and patinas of steel, copper and wire make an interesting connection with other found and recycled materials. I like the concept of reusing things, giving them a rebirth, and the playfulness of creating new forms from given shapes."

Awards and Prizes of Fiona Campbell

2014 Environmental award, Devon Recycled Sculpture TRAIL 2012 Highly commended for Green Capital Residency, Bristol’s Big Green Week 2011 Prizewinner Atkinson Gallery Summer Show, Street 2009 3-d Winner of David Shepherd`s Wildlife Artist of the Year ’09 Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London


Somerset Art Works 2014

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Fiona Campbell

Collections: Royal Overseas League, London; Wyre Forest Valley Council, Worcestershire; Tamar Valley Centre, Cornwall; Carymoor Environmental Centre, Somerset; Dobbies, Somerset; Exeter University, Devon; All Hallows Preparatory School, Somerset; Landfillart Reclamation Project, USA; private collections

Reviews of work by Fiona Campbell

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Public Works of Fiona Campbell

Fiona Campbell`s Public Works Canopy created for gold-and best artisan award-winning Viking Cruises Mekong Garden, designed by Sarah Eberle, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 Temporary site-specific work for `step in stone`, Somerset Collaborative Sculpture sited at Exeter University ("94 onwards) Sculptures sited at Dobbies World, Somerset Chameleon sculpture for All Hallows Prep School woodland, Somerset Sculptural Narrative at Stourhead National Trust Estate (`11) with Scraptors sculpture group large recycled steel and wire Dragonfly and Nymph, sited at Carymoor Environmental Centre, Castle Cary a 5 metre Spider, created as a public recycling project for Glastonbury Festival`s Greenfields `10 Giant Insects for Stackpool Park, Kidderminster, Wyre Forest Council Bat commission for Tamar Valley Centre, Cornwall `Candela` Swan for SwansofWells project, sponsored by All Hallows Prep School, Somerset.

Qualifications / Education of Fiona Campbell

1993-94 PGCE – Art, Secondary, Exeter University, Devon 1984-87 Fine Art (Sculpture) – distinction, Byam Shaw School of Art, London 1981-83 Fine Art (Painting) – optionally discontinued, Newcastle Polytechnic 1980-81 Foundation Art – merit, West Sussex College of Design

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Fiona Campbell

step in stone film&catalogue ‘15; Of Form And Texture Exhibition ’14; Common Threads Ignite Somerset ’13; Scraptors at Stourhead 2011; SAW Presentation; Abundance Art in the Garden ’13; Landfillart – 1041 Hubcaps as Art; Summers Place/Sotheby’s catalogue ’12; Spaeda Featured Artist ’10; BBC website ’10; Somerset Life Featured Artist ’09; Gagliardi’s British Contemporary Art ’91

Teaching Experience

Fiona Campbell`s Teaching experience: 2008-16 Teacher of Art (p.t. – extra curricular)), All Hallows Preparatory School, Somerset 2006-10 NADFAS Young Arts School Organiser, Somerset 2000-09 Teacher of Art, Kings of Wessex School, Cheddar, Somerset 1994-99 Teacher of Art, Churchill Community School, Churchill, Bristol

Influences / Inspiration of Fiona Campbell

Fiona Campbell`s Influences: I have always been intrigued by nests and the process of weaving intricate structures. This possibly comes from my background in Kenya, where I was born and brought up. Africa is still a big part of me. From an early age I was surrounded by creatures in an earthy outdoor environment. Arts and crafts are also an inherent part of life in Africa and one can`t help but absorb it. Weaving, carving and artefacts made from found materials dominate villages and markets. Even the homes of Africans tend to be "woven" structures caked in red mud. The common sight of overladen acacia trees dripping with weavers` nests and elongated silhouettes set against vivid reds, burnt oranges and blues are a constant memory. Insects, generally, fascinate me... often bulbous, solid structures on spiky, pincer-pointed legs, hence my "Dung Beetle and Ball" piece! The patience and dexterity of birds and insects is awe-inspiring. I used to watch ants for hours when I was a child! Their gigantic red anthills are so sculptural... I have made a series of wire structures based on these. I love Louise Bourgeois` "Maman" spider pieces - they have an amazing power. Giacometti`s linear drawings and elongated 3-d figures inspire me. I also love the layered patches of colour and marks in Paul Klee`s paintings, and the organic forms in Eva Hesse`s sculptures.

Price Range of Work

Fiona Campbell's work has a price range from £367 to £2,000

Mediums utilised

Fiona Campbell's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Fiona Campbell's work is found in the following categories on site:
Insect Sculptures, to include Bees, Ants, Moths, Butterflies etc (11)
Wire(Mesh Netting Chicken) Metal Rod or Bar or Tube Sculpture (11)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (9)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (7)
Recycled Materials / Objets trouvees or Upcycle sculpture Statues statuettes (6)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (6)
BUTTERFLIES and Moths and Dragonflies Sculptures Statues Carvings (4)
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures (4)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (2)
Public Art Sculpture
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues
Animals in General Sculptures Statues
Polychrome Sculpture Multi-Coloured Statues statuettes statuary
Birds of Prey / Raptors Sculptures
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures
Garden Bird and Animal Sculptures
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures
Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers Statues Sculptures

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Fiona Campbell's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2015 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2014 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition


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