Pick of the Week 2018

April's Guest Editor: LOW PROFILE

Image: LOCAL (2017), LOW PROFILE. Photo credit: Mark Leahy.

Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.

This April, LOW PROFILE are making the selection.


LOW PROFILE is a collaboration between artists Rachel Dobbs (IRL) and Hannah Rose (née Jones) (UK). They have been working in collaboration since 2003 and are based in Plymouth (UK). LOW PROFILE’s work is informed by (and often made in response to) specific contexts and situations. At its heart, LOW PROFILE’s practice is performative, quietly political and interested in the potential of paying attention as a transformative action.

LOW PROFILE are currently busy working on their project Jamboree 2018 which will take place from 28 June – 1 July on the Dartington estate in Devon and bring together 150 artists and curators from across the UK.

In the studio, they are developing 3 new projects: a new commission with the National Trust as part of their Women and Power programme (which will launch towards the end of 2018); DRUMROLL, a new piece made in collaboration with a group of drummers, to be presented in 2019 (funded through their recent crowdfunding campaign); and working partnership with Take A Part to produce a new commissioned planting work with the Plymouth community for 2019.

They have recently presented work at Counter as part of Sister Sister – a collective of female artists based within the South West with Rosie King, Beth Emily Richards, Molly Rooke & Clare Thornton. Other recent projects & commissions include: LOCAL (2017) as part of Plymouth Art Weekender; Never Give Up (2016) as part of Gettin' The Heart Ready at The Royal Standard, Liverpool; Impromptu (2015) solo exhibition for the opening season at The Edge (formerly ICIA, Bath); and Picture In the Paper (2014) a large-scale participatory public art project and permanent display with ICIA, Bath.


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What's On

The Artizan Garden Salon Open Show

7 Lucius Street

Friday 02 February 2018 – Sunday 23 December 2018

Portrait Art Sessions

The Old School, Newent Road, Highnam, Gloucester, GL2 8DG

Wednesday 25 April 2018 – Wednesday 19 December 2018

Workshops at The Guild at 51

The Guild at 51, 51 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT

Thursday 03 May 2018 – Monday 31 December 2018

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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