rob olins


Biography

Based in Gloucestershire, Olins is sculptor working cross media, informed by architecture, acoustics and modern engineering techniques, with particular emphasis on the boundaries between art and science. A collaborative approach has always been a key element of his practice; working with specialists, institutions, individual practitioners, community groups and public bodies. Commissions include making large-scale pieces using digital lights and sound for corporate clients, schools, hospitals and universities. He have collaborated with many architects including Foster Associates, Edward Cullinan Studio and BDP in the UK, FGG and WS Atkins abroad.

My work has been shown in galleries in the UK, Germany, Spain and Austria including the Ikon, Whitechapel, Towner, Jerwood, ICA and Delfina with solo exhibitions at the Curwen, Mission and Martello Tower Galleries, Platform for Art (London Underground), SVA Goods Shed, Watermans Arts Centre and Royal Society of British Sculptors. Recent installations have included collaborations with Dominique Rivoal (film), Douglas Benford, Lee Berwick (sound) and Ryan Cockerham of the Royal College of Music

Current projects include an interactive installation for Front of House at the Birmingham Rep, working with volunteers, post graduate and BCU students, September 2014 to January 2015 and a Research Fellowship for Falmouth University. He gives lectures at a range of universities and colleges in the UK on the subject of the practice of combining disciplines at Hereford College and Birmingham City University of art students on Soundscape projects and graduate students at the University of Bath school of Architecture and Engineering.