I have been working as an artist since 2003, as one half of the collaborative duo LOW PROFILE (with Hannah Jones). We show our work nationally and internationally to a range of different audiences in galleries, at arts festivals and in more unusual contexts and specially developed events or projects.
Our practice as LOW PROFILE spans a variety of performative interfaces with audiences including small-scale live moments, gallery exhibitions, books, videos, durational task-led performances, sculpture, text works, sound works and large-scale participatory projects. Our work is informed by (and often made in response to) specific contexts and situations.
LOW PROFILE are invested in exploring themes of everyday survival through an on-going attempt to plan and ‘be prepared’ for the unknown. They have been known to bet on the underdog, to believe in the forgotten hero and to repeatedly look for answers in the wrong place.
Their misguided and idiosyncratic embrace of the impossible draws on the excesses of daily life and a wilful determination to never give up. They tackle weighty subjects with humour and a light touch and invite their audience to get caught up in the work. The work questions expertise, usefulness and redundancy and often makes reference to recognisable tropes and existing texts from popular culture.
- Successful large-scale projects funded by Arts Council England
- Recent solo gallery exhibitions with ICIA (Bath) & Exeter Phoenix (Exeter)
- Residencies supported by Visual Arts South West (VASW), Plymouth Arts Centre (Plymouth), OVADA (Oxford), newwork network (London), Residence (Bristol) & CAZ (Penzance)
- Commissioned by festivals like In Between Time (Bristol), Nightwatch (Cambridge), DISKURS (Gießen), eXpo (Nottingham) and have shown and developed work with Arnolfini (Bristol), The Royal Standard (Liverpool), OMSK (London), Plymouth Arts Centre (Plymouth), Newlyn Art Gallery / The Exchange (Penzance), TENT (Rotterdam), Live Art Development Agency (London), Dartington College of Arts (Totnes), Five Second Theatre (Hull), ICIA (Bath), 91mq (Berlin) & Revolver Books (Frankfurt)
- Visiting Artists at Plymouth University, Oxford Brookes University, Dartington College of Arts, London College of Communication, Falmouth University and Exeter School of Art