Hannah Rose is a Plymouth based artist, curator and producer. Hannah holds an MA in Fine Art from Piet Zwart Institute, Hogeschool Rotterdam (2003-2005), a BA in Fine Art from Exeter School of Art & Design (2000-2003) and a PGCE from Plymouth University (2006).
Hannah’s role as Curator of our on-site gallery at Plymouth College of Art sees her curating and managing the implementation of a strong programme of cultural and creative exhibitions and events for both our students, staff, and the public. Since 2006, Hannah has curated over 50 exhibitions for the college, working strategically with our senior leadership team to develop a programme that reflects the rich and diverse cultural community of the college, embedded within our curriculum and enhancing career enrichment opportunities for all students.
Hannah also works to welcome a wider cohort of contemporary artists and creatives into our space, developing our external audience, while strengthening and continuing to raise Plymouth’s cultural and creative reputation, with a long-term, regenerative and proactive approach to arts in the region, and from a national and international perspective.
Specialising in supporting artists to develop new work, Hannah also set up and runs biennial project The South West Showcase which supports emerging artists from the region with a year’s worth of funding and professional mentoring, culminating in an exhibition of their work in the college’s on-site gallery.
A founding member of Plymouth Visual Arts Consortium (2009-2013) and Plymouth Visual Arts Programming Group (which she chaired for two years from 2017-2019), Hannah has played a key role in advocating for and supporting the development of visual arts in the city. This work has seen Hannah co-deliver 5 multi-site, multi-partner projects, The Animal Gaze (2009), The British Art Show (2011), Sinopticon (2012), Walk On (2014) and We the People are the Work (2017).
Hannah is a founding co-director of CAMP CIC, a member-led network for the creative and visual arts community in Devon and Cornwall, and she also spent two years on the board of Take A Part, a Community Interest Company founded in Plymouth and nationally recognised (Take A Part were awarded the prestigious Arts Council England National Portfolio Status for 2018-2022) which works with underserved communities to facilitate celebration, community connection, social justice and education through creativity.
Hannah is one half of the artist duo LOW PROFILE along with Rachel Dobbs. The two have been working collaboratively since 2003, making ambitious & engaging artworks in response to specific contexts, carefully shaping audiences’ experiences, putting them at the centre of their work. They also initiate and produce ambitious artist-led projects and initiatives. Recent projects include: DRUMROLL (2020), a new audio artwork composed for 8 drums, funded by Arts Council England and Jamboree 2018 – an artist led project bringing together 150 artists & curators from across the UK, in partnership with a-n and Plymouth College of Art, and funded by Arts Council England.