Photo credit: Dom Moore, courtesy of Visual Arts Plymouth / Plymouth Art Weekender
Rachel Dobbs is an artist & educator based in Plymouth (UK) – in the South West of England, on the border between Devon & Cornwall.
Rachel Dobbs is ½ of LOW PROFILE & is a serial freelancer – working on creative education, community, participatory & development projects. She has 17+ years experience in initiating, developing and delivering artist-led projects – which happen locally, nationally and internationally.
She has previously worked for/with a range of organisations, groups & individuals including nationally recognised art galleries, HE & FE institutions, and local, regional & national visual art sector support agencies.
As an artist, Rachel’s interests are centered on people, relationships, communication and an examination of the role of community, individuals and the collective. She also specialises in creative education, supporting neurodiverse artists & crowdfunding for creative and community projects.
Rachel also occasionally moonlights as an art director & graphic designer for independent board games – including the 2015 UK Games Expo Best Family Game Winner!
At moment I work with & for:
I have been working as an artist since 2003, as one half of the collaborative duo LOW PROFILE (with Hannah Rose).
Our work is informed by, and often made in response to, specific contexts, situations and invitations; shifting in scale and medium as needed.
Take A Part
Take A Part are experts in socially engaged audience development for contemporary art. I work with Take A Part in different Plymouth communities to setup new projects that encourage people to engage in the arts & creative practice.
I also sit on Take A Part’s board and do freelance consultancy work for them.
CAMP (Contemporary Art Membership Plymouth) is a new member-led network for the creative and visual arts community in Devon and Cornwall, including artists, producers, curators and arts writers.
I am one of CAMP’s Founding Directors & work with CAMP to develop new projects that support our members.
North Star Study Group
North Star Study Group is a creative learning project for adults based in Plymouth (UK), investigating the historical and present-day contexts and impacts of colonialism & colonial activity.
I am North Star Study Group‘s founder & I convene our regular meetups.
a-n The Artist Information Company
a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 25,000 members. I am a member of a-n’s national Artists Council – an advisory group to the Board and Executive of a-n The Artists Information Company.
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