Dallas Collins

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e: dcollins@cardiffmet.ac.uk
t: 02920 416604



Specialist Subject Areas

Skills: Sculpture & foundry fine art practice, metalworking (aircraft construction). Interests: Art & science, science fiction, cultural history, industrial engineering and collecting things.

Qualifications

RCA MA in sculpture & fine art foundry practice

BA Hons Fine art sculpture (First)

Diploma in fine art

Biography

I graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2001 with a Masters Degree in sculpture and specialised in fine art foundry practice. After my MA, I worked for the RCA for two years and also taught sculpture, life drawing, mould making and foundry practice in London, Bristol and at CSAD.

My former career as an aircraft engineer and my love of art and science has been an integral part of my sculptural art practice for a number of years. My work has been featured in publications, exhibitions and major shows throughout the UK and abroad and I also have numerous works in private and public art collections. In 2007, I was fortunate to be short-listed for the Jerwood sculpture prize and in 2008 I was commissioned by Barratt Homes to produce a major new sculpture for their eco housing development near Bristol. In 2010 I was shortlisted to represent Wales as part of an artist collaborative for the 54th 2011 Venice Biennale.

I am a Royal West of England Academy Artist Network Member.

Principal Publications and/or Exhibitions

2016 'IV Venice Vending Machine'. Kunst Altonale 18, Hamburg, Germany. issuu.com/art-e-motion/docs/vvm4
2016 'Centrespace Gallery'. Leonard Lane, Bristol.
2016 'Humunculus @ Asylum'. Caroline Garden's Chapel, London.
2016 '2015-2016 Secret Post Cards' RCA, Art Dubai, Madinat, Jumeirah. http://dubai.secret.rca.ac.uk/2015/
2016 '1999-2016 Secret Post Cards’ RCA, London. http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk/2015/

2015 'WAC' Wells Art Contemporary. Wells and Mendip Museum. http://www.wellsartcontemporary.co.uk/
2015 'RWA 163rd Autumn Exhibition’, Bristol. http://rwa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2015/10/163-annual-open/
2015 'III Venice Vending Machine' part of the 56th Venice Biennale. http://www.venicevendingmachine3.com/
2015 '2010-1015 BV Open Studios’ Bedminster, Bristol. http://www.bvstudios.co.uk/
2014 '1SSUE 28' West Wharf Gallery, Jacobs Market, Cardiff. https://westwharfgallery.wordpress.com/about/
2012 'RWA 160th Exhibition’, Bristol.http://rwa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2012/10/exhibitions-160-autumn/
2011 Secret Post Cards’ RCA, London. http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk

2010 ‘1999-2010’  ‘Secret Post Cards’ RCA, London.

2010 ‘Source Atelier d’art’ Les Thermes, France

2010 ‘Minescule’ Oblong Gallery, London

2010 ‘Blue Bell Hanger’ St Athen, Cardiff.

2009 ‘RWA 157 Autumn Exhibition’ Clifton Bristol

2008/9 ‘Affordable Art Fair’ London & Bristol

2008 ‘Jerwood Sculpture’ BayArts, Bute Street, Cardiff (PV 19th Jan)

2007 ‘Remnants’ Tactile BOSH, Cardiff

2007 ‘Revalation’ The Paint Works, Bath Road, Bristol.

2007 ‘Jerwood Space’ Union Street, London (shortlist for Jerwood Sculpture prize)

2006 ‘Giotto’ SBL School, North Street, Oldland Common, Bristol.

2006 ‘Another Product’, The Cornerhouse, Levenshulme, Manchester.

2006 ‘Blackout Arts Tower project’ Tollgate House, Bristol.

2005 ‘Solanum Tuberosum’, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex.

2005 ‘Iron Tribe’Highlands State University New Mexico.

2003 ‘Open Sculpture Exhibition’, RWA Clifton Bristol.

2003 ‘The Pride of the Valley sculpture park’ Farnham, Surrey. (Permanent show)

2002 ‘Kells’ Kells Priory, Ireland

2002 ‘Art in the Garden’ Chelsea physic garden, Chelsea, London.

2002 ‘Arcadia in the City’ Marble hill house, Richmond, London.

2002 ‘Differentia’ PM Gallery, Ealing, London.

2001 ‘The Show’, RCA, London.

2000 ‘Baked Alaska’ Pricewaterhousecooper, Atrium Gallery, London.

1999 ‘Grid’, RCA, London.

1999 ‘Art School What’s it all about?’ Norwich, Gallery.

1999 ‘99° c’, Norwich School of Art & Design, Norwich.

Commissions:

2010 ‘54th Venice Biennale’ Short-listed to represent Wales in 2011.

2010 ‘Blue Bell Hanger’ St Athen, Cardiff.

2008 ‘Ocular Gate’ Barratts ‘Page Court’ Development Nr Bristol.

2008 ‘Sweet’ private Maquette

2007 ‘Sweet’ Jerwood Maquette  Public exhibition

2003 ‘Leaf Pylon’ Art in the Garden, Chelsea, London

Publications:

www.thesculpturepark.co.uk

http://www.bristolcreatives.co.uk/directory/dallas-collins

www.southglos.gov.uk

www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

www.transistor.uk.com

Awards

2010 Arts Council of Wales

2010 Safle ‘Blue Bell Hanger’ Cardiff

2008 Barratts ‘Page Court’ Bristol

2007 Jerwood Maquette  award

2006 South Gloucestershire Council Art Trail

2005 Bristol United Children’s Hospital.

2002 Glaxco Smith Kline.

2002 English Heritage

2001 Hedley Foundation Scholarship.

2001 Trident Foam Ltd, Materials sponsorship.

1999 Wellcome Trust Award for Science & Art