Homemade Mango Chutney

Event, Exhibitions

Friday 29th May 7:00pm – Wednesday 29th July 2020


Homemade Mango Chutney is a virtual exhibition of new work by RIPE artists, past and present.

Previously titled Mango Chutney, this exhibition was originally intended to showcase the work of 10 RIPE artists who have been based at the Alfred Arcade and the Hidden Wardrobe on Old Northam Road over the winter, having exhibited at Banana Split and Ripe Mangoes last year. As well as using the spaces as studios, the artists have met regularly for crit sessions and evolved their ideas through this exchange and experimentation.

In these unusual and unprecedented times it felt important to expand the project, and take advantage of new digital ways of working, to include RIPE artists who have since left Old Northam Road and are now working and living in other places, on other projects. Homemade Mango Chutney provides all the participating artists with the opportunity to remain connected and optimistic in this new, difficult and digital time. 

All RIPE artists are Solent University (SU) and Winchester School of Art (WSA), University of Southampton graduates. The virtual gallery which hosts Homemade Mango Chutney is modelled on the Alfred Arcade and was created by WSA alumni and artist, George Thom.

Visit Homemade Mango Chutney now by following the link below. You will need to be using a desktop or laptop to navigate the space. Please be patient, the exhibition may take a few minutes to load.

There’s also a link below to the recorded launch event, which will take you on an artist lead tour of the new and improved virtual Alfred Arcade. The tour includes live art performances and a Q&A with the artists, George Thom and Isaac Fravashi, who’s banner has been installed at the back of the virtual gallery space.

Homemade Mango Chutney
Homemade Mango Chutney Launch Event: Artist Tour
Launch Event Chat Transcript