Rob Olins / CV
Damson Cottage Marsh Lane Coleford Gloucestershire GL16 7NA Tel 00 44 15940 369451
B.A. Art and Design 1st class. University of Wolverhampton UK
Solo and Major Exhibitions
2021 Phonic Crystal Tour, Green Man Festival, The Edge Bath University, Theme Traders London Holborne Museum Bath. (Postponed from 2020)
2019 RWA sculpture and Open, Bristol. Quennington Sculpture Trust
2018: Architecture Centre Bristol, St Barnabus, Festival of Thrift Hartlepool, Clearwell Caves Batnav Night Sight with Inner Ear (Swedish AV performance group)
2017: Sonic Waterloo London
2016: Osterley House, National Trust. Arte Expo Italy, Verbeke Foundation Belgium, B Side Portland
2015: Brass International Festival, Sound and visual installation Durham UK Colston Hall Bristol
2014: Watermans Art Gallery London. Curwen Gallery London
2013: Martello Tower Gallery, Essex. “In Visible” Royal British Society of Sculptors, London in partnership with the Ryan Cockerham , Cody Dock Lugas Event and Installation, London.
2012: Pinset Mason Lobby, Mirror House August Art London. The Mission Gallery, SVA Stroud.
2011: New Academy London. 2007 New Academy London, Jerwood Space London.
2003-7: Galerie Ackermann Cologne First Site Colchester New Academy, London. Platform For Art, Gloucester Rd, Underground Station London.
1998/02: New Academy, London (2 times) Galerie Rakey, Nr. Bonn. Neue Gallery, Kunstverein Elangen, Germany. Delfina Studios Upper Gallery, London. New Academy Gallery, London. Woodlands Art Gallery, London. Kunsthalle, Deggendorf, Germany.Gallerie +-, Walldurn, Germany Gallerie am Andlauer Hof, Galerie Forum, Nuremberg D
Major Commissions Public Art Work and Landscapes
2021 Grenfell Gardens at Chelsea Flower Show with Grow2Know (subject to Covid 19)
2020 Morley Gardens With Grow 2 Know. Occulus Studios (Contitional Approval)
2019: King George V park
2017 Oculus London* Station to Sea Acoustic Mirror Sound installation*
2014: Birmingham Rep Foyer, Permanent AV Installation,
2012-13: Art Intervention and Landscaping Club and Housing Units Cresta Holmes Poole Dorset Artwork London. Leysdown Seaside Lighting Project, Kent.
2010-12: Aluminium Gridshell Structure for Warwick Law Courts, Palm Court Sculpture Langham Hotel London, 2 4.5m suspended bronze forms for Kew Capital, London Permanent Art Interventions, “The Venue” Centre for Performing Arts Milton Keynes.
2006-10: “Maidstone Marker” 20m interactive pylon for Maidstone Borough Council 10m hanging sculpture Bristol Royal Infirmary. Lighting artwork for Travelodge Bracknell.Temporary Grid Structure for RIBA Gold Medal Award. 5, 12m Grid Structures Leigh on Sea.
12m x 5m Lit Gridshell for Allen and Overy, City of London. Sculptural Lighting and other features for Four Seasons Hotel Mauritius.
Swansea Point Sound Mirrors, Promenade and Park. 50m long Atrium Sculpture for NHS Romford Hospital.Mittal Steel, Cast Stainless steel and 4 x rolled stainless steel sculptures, Berkley Square, London. Three 7.5m Suspended sculptures for John Lewis, Cambridge.
Cambridge University, CAPE, external Photonics Sculpture, “Net II” Kinetic Sculpture, IMC Warwick University. Chaplefield Spire 12m structure for retail development Norwich.
2 pieces Standard Life, Edinburgh, Series of 10 optical works for Centrica head office, Windsor. Coast Project Sculptures/lighting/Floor wall designs Bishops Park College, Clacton on Sea, Essex. Nuneaton Justice Centre External Sculpture. 60m optical work National Railways, South Bank, London.
2002-05: “Haverhill Gateway Roundabout” 20m Diameter Permanent Light/Metal Installation, Haverhill, Suffolk
2000- 02: External Water feature, Airways Trust, Heathrow, London. “Twister” External piece, Akelier, Reading. 15m x 15m suspended sculpture for Castlemore, Basingstoke.
98/2001: Three magnet works for BP Amoco Sunbury Site, 10m, 9.5m and 2.5m
“Flameform” Internal/external work for Royal & Sun Alliance, Berkley Square, London. Sculpture for United Arab Bank Kuwait.
London. Electronic/Interactive works, NCPM Sheffield with Branson Coates Architects
“Timescale” 3 Kinetic Wall Works for Geon Zenda U.K. London. 80m high wall feature, Jumeriah Beach Resort Hotel, Dubai UAE.
Kinetic and wall piece Durban Hilton, Durban, South Africa.
”Acoustic Ceiling” for Richards Butler, The Dome Room, City of London.
“Fieldpoint” Kinetic Sculpture for Mercedes Benz, Finance Office, Milton Keynes,
Awards, Residencies and Consultancies
2020 £2500 Award University of Bath Physics Art/Science Public Engagement for Phononic Crystal Technical advisor to Lee Berwick and Emma Chitchleys “the space below” Greenwich London
2019 Arts Council England “Grants for Arts and QST” £13,500 for Sense By Sound,
2018 Arts Council England “Grants for Arts” with HLF (Foresters Forest) £18,000 for Batnav Nightsight at Clearwell Caves, Board of Trustees Royal Society of Sculptors
2017 Arts Council England “Grants for Arts” Award Research Grant House of Mirrors Sensory Experience phase 2, £15,000
2015 Arts Council England “Grants for Arts” Award for Touring Exhibition. £50,000 for House of Mirrors Sensory Experience,
2014: University of Falmouth research grant £2,500, Installation Fascinate Digital Conference
2013: Royal British Society of Sculptors “first at 108 award” House of Mirrors.
2012: “Time Out Whitechapel top 5” February 2012, Arts Council England “Grants for Arts”Award (£10,000)
2010: Arts for Health Artist Advisory Panel (South West) Arts Consultant/Lead Artist for Community 1st Oldham Integrated Care Centre.
2009: Prizewinner Building Better Healthcare Award for Best Use of Visual Art in Healthcare at Bristol Royal Infirmary. Artist team with Willis Newson Consultants.
2006-10: Arts Consultant/Lead Artist for Arts For Heath project Truro,
2005: A & B National award (Haverhill Gateway)
2002: Art at Work National award (Royal and Sun Alliance)
1995/02: Symposium in St. Lamprect, Nr. Graz Austria
Professorial Residency at Ohio State University, Columbus Art League, prizewinner.
Symposium Obereichstatt, Munich, Germany. Delfina Studios Residency, Casa Manilva, Spain
Barlocher International Design Group Residency at Agen, France
Academic Work/Lectures /Fellowships
Royal Academy London, University of Bath,University of Warwick, University of Sunderland, University of London, Ohio State University, Falmouth School of Art. University College for Creative Arts. University of Surrey, Visiting lectures at various colleges of Further Education. Several Lectures, Royal Society of Sculptors.
With Dr. Omar Yousaf, Bath Spa University and Wyldwood Arts Researching how using focused audio influences the behavior of some people with profound and multiple disabilities,
Television, Radio, Press
Time Out, The Week, Times, Guardian, Financial Times. Times Educational Supplement Design Week, Interiors, Perspectives, Building Design (3 times) Metro Magazine, The Wire (2 times)Planning, Landscape. A-N Magazine, National Television ITV London Tonight, “Working Lunch” BBC2, National Radio, the Art Show Wales. Various Regional Radio and Television appearances.
2017: House of Mirrors, Mission Gallery
2016: Platform For Art (Black Dog Publishing)
Business School, Unilever, Government Art Collection, Bank of New York. Kew Capital (Russia)