Jamboree 2018  //  28th June — 1st July 2018

As an independent artist-led project, Jamboree has been crafted and developed by a small number of dedicated people.  Meet the team responsible for making Jamboree 2018 happen...

Project Initiators
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LOW PROFILE - Image Credit: Oliver Rudkin

Jamboree is devised by LOW PROFILE - artists Rachel Dobbs & Hannah Rose (nee Jones). They are the driving force behind the on-going Jamboree project. As artists, LOW PROFILE are committed to delivering ambitious artist-led activity in Plymouth & across the UK – including PL:ay festival (2007), Come to Ours (2011) and Jamboree (2015, 2018 – ongoing).

Event Producer
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Vickie Fear - Image Credit: Dom Moore

Vickie Fear is an independent producer and curator of contemporary art exhibitions, commissions and events, based in Plymouth. Vickie previously worked as the Assistant Curator at Plymouth Arts Centre. She is also a Visual Arts Plymouth Activator, PAC Home member and one of the organisers of Counter, the Plymouth art book fair. Vickie maintained an artist practice until 2015.

Communications
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Beth Emily Richards - Image Credit: Dom Moore

Beth Emily Richards is an artist, researcher, and producer based in Plymouth, UK. She is involved with several artist-led curatorial projects, including Video Social Club and Sister Sister. Her broad research interest is critical iterative methods of art making, including reenactment practice, fan labour, and myth-making.

Interns

Three project internships will be offered to Plymouth College of Art students. The interns will work closely with our Jamboree Producer, Vickie Fear, gaining valuable experience & hands on practical training in arts/event management.

Hannah Cochrane 
Having studied a Commercial Photography degree at Plymouth College and Art, Hannah is now a commercial photographer working with clients across the South West. She is currently studying a Masters degree in Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice where she has a strong focus of working with small local and start up creative businesses. www.hannah-mariephotography.com

Pete Kingston 
Peter is an artist, educator and researcher based in Exeter and Plymouth, UK. Studying MA Creative Education at Plymouth College of Art, his current work is relational and socially investigative, examining the tensions between art and education and the power structures in the relationship between teacher and learner. 
http://petekingston.x10host.com

Shannon Watson 
Shannon is a South West based artist and soon to be graduate from the BA Fine Art degree at Plymouth College of Art. Through a socially engaged practice, her work generates awareness for sociocultural histories attached to spaces within a contemporary environment. Drawing on themes from personal site-specific curiosities, she conducts local research; interacting with people that have personal connections with particular locations or themes. The result of this research is often performative. Focusing largely on interaction and engagement, she uses her work as a platform to encourage discussions around social situations and the previous realities that existed within a given cultural space.

Student Observers

Two Student Observers will be offered to Plymouth College of Art students. The students will attend Jamboree to watch, listen and learn from the programme and participants. The group will report on their experience via a blog and presentations to their peers.

Katherine Hall 
Kat is studying Fine Art at Plymouth College of Art. Now making the transition from student to graduate, they are getting involved with artist-led projects and galleries such as Groundwork, KARST and Made in Plymouth, as well as Jamboree, with a focus on administration and writing.Their practice as a visual artist is centred around the anthropocene as an aesthetic and cultural event, and explores how this has changed our understanding of materiality, objecthood and identity.
https://www.katherinehallart.co.uk/

Ratna Saksena 
Ratna is studying Painting, Drawing and Printmaking at Plymouth College of Art. She is developing drawing-based installations that explore the resonance of everyday objects and materials. Recently, she has chosen aluminium panels from a disused caravan, to form the starting point of a joint curatorial project.

Evaluation

LOW PROFILE invited artist Sovay Berriman to act as an external evaluator for Jamboree 2018. Sovay had a series of conversations with LOW PROFILE leading up to Jamboree, asking vital questions that supported the planning of the project. Sovay also attended the event to provide a written critical report and feedback. 

Partners & Sponsors

Jamboree 2018 is part-funded and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and is developed in partnership with a-n The Artists Information Company and Plymouth College of Art.

Jamboree has also been made possible with the support of Plymouth Culture, VASW (Visual Art South West), CVAN NW; PAC Home (Plymouth Arts Centre); WARP (g39, Cardiff), Extra Special People (Eastside Projects, Birmingham), CG Associates (Castlefield Gallery, Manchester), Spike Associates (Spike Island, Bristol), Somerset Art Works & The Newbridge Project.

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