Monumental Welsh Women

Monumental Welsh Women
Betty Campbell Statue

Artist: Eve Shepherd

Client: Monumental Welsh Women Group and Rightacres

Location: Central Square, Cardiff

Services: Strategy development and commissioning

Phase: Commissioning ongoing

Studio Response is working with Monumental Welsh Women to deliver the first statue of a named, or real Welsh woman.  After a public vote hosted by the BBC's Hidden Heroine series, Betty Campbell was selected from a shortlist of five women to be immortalised in a statue to be erected in Central Square, Cardiff.  

The commission is a celebration of the achievements and contribution of women in Wales and will serve to inspire the residents of Cardiff and visitors to Wales.  

Sculptor Eve Shepherd has been appointed to create the sculpture.  Eve was chosen from a shortlist of three internationally renowned female sculptors by a panel that included Betty's son and daughter.

Further information on the BBC's Hidden Heroines series can be found here.

Image courtesy the BBC Hidden Heroines website.