LOW PROFILE’s work is centered on an examination of the role of community, individuals and the collective. We deal with the nuances of cooperation, coordination, shared effort and participation that reposition the individual to be part of something bigger, alongside (and with) others. The work facilitates the creation of shared, focussed and intimate moments, collective action and individual and group experience. By using seemingly simple gestures and tackling weighty subjects with humour and a light touch, we invite our audience to get caught up in the work.  

Our work is informed by, and often made in response to, specific contexts, situations and invitations; shifting in scale and medium as needed.

LOW PROFILE is a collaboration between artists Rachel Dobbs (IRL) and Hannah Rose (UK). They have been working in collaboration since 2003 and are based in Plymouth (UK).


CV
[Selected projects]

Public realm
PEOPLE (text); In Certain Places & The Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston (2019)
– Never Give Up (large scale site-responsive text work) initially produced for – Against All Odds at Exeter Phoenix (2013), later toured to Toynbee Studio, London (2014); The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2016)
– WOULD YOU LIKE THIS BADGE? (limited edition badges & performance) commissioned and developed as part of Come to Ours (to run parallel to British Art Show 7), Plymouth (2011)

Gallery
– PEOPLE (film); (group exhibition) Beautiful and Brutal: 50 Years in the life of Preston Bus Station, The Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston (2019)
– Impromptu (solo exhibition) The Edge, Bath (2015); Plymouth Art Weekender (2016)
– Against All Odds (solo exhibition) Exeter Phoenix, Exeter (2013)

Participatory
– For me, for her, for you (7 track audio artwork); The National Trust 2018
– Picture In the Paper (participatory public art project and permanent display) ICIA, Bath (2014)
– LOYAL (loyalty scheme & badge work), Hunt & Darton Cafe (2012)

Artist-led
– Jamboree (artists professional development) originally developed in partnership with a-n & Plymouth Art Centre (2015) with a-n & Plymouth College of Art (Summer 2018), forthcoming (2020)
– LOCAL (limited edition badge work) Plymouth Art Weekender (2017)
– Come to Ours (programme of activity & events that celebrated and showcased the work of both emerging and established artists and curators) (Sept-Dec 2011).
– PL:ay (a festival of live art) (project managers & programmers) 2-day public-facing festival in unusual venues in Plymouth city centre funded by Arts Council England & Plymouth City Council, Plymouth (2007)

Commissions
– PEOPLE (temporary public text-work & film); In Certain Places & The Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston (2019)
– For me, for her, for you (7 track audio artwork); The National Trust (2018)
– Picture In the Paper (participatory public art project and permanent display) The Edge, Bath (2014)
– Survival Shelf 2012, LOYAL& LOW PROFILE newspaper (installation, limited edition badges & publication) commissioned and developed for Hunt & Darton Cafe / Live Art Collective East, Cambridge, & Edinburgh Fringe (2012); and 8 city UK tour funded by ACE Strategic Tour Fund (2014-2015)
– YOU MADE IT (limited edition badges) Night Watch, Cambridge Junction (2014)
– Singing Bottle (Britain’s Top 20 Most Requested Karaoke Songs, Organised By Starting Note) (limited edition wine labels), Plymouth Arts Centre (2014)
– MAKING YOUR WAY IN THE WORLD TODAY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT (activities & performative actions commissioned for Inbetween Time 10), Arnolfini, Bristol (2010)
– Worth The Trip (publication & limited edition badge set) commissioned to mark the relaunch of the extended Newlyn Art Gallery and the opening of The Exchange Penzance, Cornwall (2007)

Archive 2003-2012 live work
– 3 Essays On The 3 Fictional Characters Americans Would Most Want By Their Side In A Situation Of Emergency (performances at: Artsadmin Showcase (2014); Miniature Essay: Happy Hypocrite, Spike Island, Bristol (2011) and Art Crush, The Junction, Cambridge (2013)
– A Lesson in Love (recent performances at: Peninsula Arts, Plymouth (2014); PW10/Lingua Franca, Arnolfini, Bristol (2010) and Dartington College of Arts, Totnes (2009)
– The Book of Survival (performances at: Exeter Phoenix (2014); Dartington College of Arts, Totnes (2010) and The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2008)
– MacGyver’thon (performances at: 91mQ Projectspace, Berlin as part of Nude as the News (2010) and Plymouth Arts Centre, as part of Proximity Effect, Plymouth (2008)
– Just In Case (performances at: diskurs05 festival, Gießen (DE) (2005); TENT, Rotterdam (NL) (2005) and OVADA, VENT live art residency, Oxford (2005)

Publications & writing
– Here’s To Another 10 (publication, book launch and performances) ICIA, Bath (2013)
– Worth The Trip (publication & limited edition badge set) commissioned to mark the relaunch of the extended Newlyn Art Gallery and the opening of The Exchange Penzance, Cornwall (2007)
– DIY (Do.It.Yourself) 2 (2015) Robert Daniels (ed) DIY (Do.It.Yourself) (2014) Robert Daniels (ed)
– How to… Work With Others (2013) Artquest
– Soon all your neighbours will be artists (2011) Extra Special People / Aid & Abet / Spike Associates / WARP
– OMSKBOOK: a testing ground for film, video, live art, sound and mayhem  (2007) Clare Moloney (ed)
– Black Friday (2005) Christoph Keller (ed) Revolver Books
– Looking, Encountering, Staging (2005) Anke Bangma (ed)

Collections:
Survival Shelf (2013-18), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, acquired 2019
Never Give Up (2013- on-going), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, acquired 2019
PEOPLE (film) (2019), Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston, acquired 2019
Would you like this badge? (2011), The Box, Plymouth, acquired 2012

Awards & Memberships:
Artsadmin Bursary Supported Artists (2012 – 2014)
Arts Council England – Grants for the Arts (2017) Jamboree; (2014) Picture In The Paper; (2011) Come To Ours; (2007) PL:ay
Arnolfini Associate Artists (2007 – 2013)

Education:
Rachel Dobbs – MA Contemporary Art Practice and Dissemination (AHRC funded, distinction) – Dartington College of Art / University College Falmouth (2008 – 10)
Hannah Rose – MA Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute, Hogeschool Rotterdam (2003-2005)