Aerospace engineer turned artists Dallas Collins, studied sculpture at the RCA London from 1999-2001 and then worked for the RCA for two years and taught sculpture in Chelsea, London, Bristol and Cardiff. In 2007 Dallas was short-listed for the Jerwood sculpture prize with his work ‘Sweet’ and In 2008 was commissioned by Barratt homes to produce a major large-scale bronze piece ‘Ocular Gate’ for a development in Bristol. Dallas has had numerous exhibitions and shows throughout the UK, USA and Europe, including work held in several private and public art collections. In 2009 Dallas helped initiated an artist collective, the group were short-listed to represent Wales at the Venice Biennale in 2011. In 2016 Dallas joined the RWA as a network artist and in 2018 was selected as an Academician.