Dylan Atkins is an independent installation and exhibition specialist working In scenography, set construction and Fine art and Design. He is currently focusing on sustainable materials and researching on "Bamboo is the new Plastic". He also works on projects that involve collaborative community art practice.
Dylan first worked with Portobello Pavilion on the construction of The Arc in 2016. He designed 2017’s Bamboo Island with Tim Burke. Since then he has become a part of the Pavilion family, managing the construction of 2018’s Brilliant School, and designing and building 2019’s Ship of Liberty.
As an International scenic artist and constructor he has have worked on sets for Shaun Leane, Tim Walker and leading commercial shoots. These Sculptural installations have appeared in Vogue and the wider visual merchandising field and art Exhibition contexts. He worked for many years as studio assistant for Collings and Biggs. Prior to this he worked as an Art technician in Museums art galleries in Technical services and art handling. Dylan also maintains a studio based fine art practice and is a visiting lecturer and workshop facilitator at the University of East London and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in scenography, set construction and Fine art and Design.
Recent projects include:
British Pavilion 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale: Scenic Artist.
Tate Britain Duveen commission 2018: The Squash for Anthea Hamilton partnering with Loewe. Set Design.
Create London: The White House community garden commission for They Are Here.
Walworth Society: a series of Community Garden interventions in an around the built environment including planting an urban orchard and a series of community planters in public spaces.