Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan, PO1 3BF
Monday 01 October 2018 – Wednesday 31 July 2019
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.
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