Homemade Mango Chutney: First six artists announced!

Next Friday we’re launching a brand new virtual exhibition of new work by 18 RIPE artists, past and present. Read on to discover more about the first six and scroll through the images above to see a sneak peek of their work installed in our virtual gallery space.

Homemade Mango Chutney launches on Friday 29th May at 7pm. We will meet on Zoom and take an artist lead tour of the new and improved virtual Alfred Arcade featuring live art performances, followed by a Q&A on the terrace out the back. Register for free to join the live launch event.

Svetana Ochkovskaya @svetlanaochk
Svetlana makes immersive, disorientating, alien spray-foam installations and costumes; mythic representations of her world view. Inhabited by a creature that is neither human nor alien, real or imaginary, these glowing environments and tactile costumes bend the fragile boundaries of our perceived reality.

Ashleigh Turner @ashleighturnerart
Ashleigh makes cluttered, confrontational artworks using paint and felt-tip pens from Poundland. Her practice stems from her lived experience as a fat, feminist, queer trama survivor. The work is often humorous and relatable, littered with popular culture references, the language of social media and her own stream of consciousness. 

Ethan Edwards @ethanedward.s
Ethan is primarily interested in composition and colour; the spaces and subjects he photographs are often removed from their original meaning and context. Working in both digital and analog, Ethan captures moments that are quiet and contemplative, revealing beauty in the banal. 

Grace Payne @thegracepayne
Grace’s practice pits the personal against the universal and the digital against the analogue. She uses her work as a platform for discussing social and political issues informed by her own experiences. Grace combines performance, costume and narrative to construct digital realms that are funny and insightful.

Mandy Smith @mandysmithartist
Mandy’s practice focuses largely on familial interactions, from the small, everyday, seemingly insignificant events that happen whilst bringing up children, to the sometimes overwhelming feelings of loss from birth, illness and death. She makes prints, sculptures and costumes using modest, domestic materials, repurposed and reworked to unsettling effect – the result is both bodily and monstrous. 

Sam Newby @samnewbyart
Sam creates drawings and prints of everyday objects and materials that are often overlooked or unseen. She is interested in the domestic environment, the designs and patterns that decorate our homes and our casual, familiar interactions with them.