Rob Olins is a Sculptor that explores the relationship of sound and light in architectural specific spaces, particularly those in the public realm. At the same time he continues to continuing to explore current technologies that offer an ever increasing range of opportunities for the observer to interact with an artwork,and radically alter it. Form the start his practice involved working with other specialists. His first major commission in 1990, the Acoustic Ceiling project, in the City of London involved working with acoustic and structural engineers. Since then he has have been commissioned to create site specific works in the UK, USA, Kuwait, the UAE, South Africa, Germany and the Maldives for a wide range of sites and clients, for universities, schools hospitals, transport hubs and large corporations receiving awards for some of these works. He has worked with Cambridge University Photonics, Warwick University International Manufacturing Centre, Buro Happold “special projects” Edward Cullinan Architects and Light Projects to name a few. He will be currently working with the university of Bath Architecture Department examining Acoustics and Special Schools. He has exhibited in the Ikon, Whitechapel, ICA and Towner Galleries. Current projects include Installation in partnership with the Birmingham Rep Theatre, 2014-5 Currently on short list for WW1 memorial at the British Library for 2018.
He is currently working in partnership with Falmouth University and Musician Lee Berwick to develop a travelling installation using sound and acoustic reflectors to help people with Special Educational and Physical needs communicate. Funding from Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.