Dallas Collins was once an aircraft engineer working for Airbus, Filton Nr Bristol. Between 1996-1999 he achieved a first class Hon’s degree in sculpture at Norwich School of Art and Design. In 1999-2001 he gained a place at the Royal College of Art where he achieved an MA in sculpture and specialised in foundry art practice. After his MA Dallas worked for the RCA for two years and taught sculpture in Chelsea, Bristol, Cardiff & London. He now lives in Bristol and works in Cardiff for Cardiff Metropolitan University. He currently runs dedicated foundry/sculpture summer schools & workshops for professional artists and practitioners from his studio G12 at BV Studios in Bristol.
The sculptures starting on the left is ‘Sweet’ which was short-listed for the Jerwood sculpture prize in 2007 and in 2008 Dallas was commissioned by Barratt homes of Bristol to produce a major large-scale bronze piece ‘Ocular Gate’ for the new Eco housing development Nr Bristol. ‘Dirty Work’ The alchemists table made of English Oak and the last is ‘Fermi’s Chain’ how to controle the uncontrollable. Dallas has had numerous exhibitions and shows throughout the UK and abroad and his work is held in several private and public art collections. In 2009 he initiated an artist collective. This project culminated in the group being short-listed in 2010 to represent Wales at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011 with a unique solar powered engine.