RIPE Live: Ripe Peaches #01 Signs of the Times Takeover

Event, Exhibitions

Friday 20th August 2021 6:00pm - 11:00pm

The Alfred Arcade 82a Old Northam Road Southampton SO14 0SN

Join us to celebrate the launch of Ripe Peaches #01 at the Alfred Arcade and Signs of the Times Takeover by ZEST Collective at the Hidden Wardrobe

Explore our most recent RIPE exhibition at the Alfred Arcade, Ripe Peaches #01, the first in a two-part exhibition of outstanding work by a group of recent graduates from Solent University and Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.

The project provides an opportunity for a group of emerging artists to exhibit a recent body of work in a new space, the Alfred Arcade. The artists will meet, exhibit and engage in critical debate; forming networks and friendships that will help them sustain a fruitful visual arts practice here in Southampton.

Featuring work by Macie EmeryMegan HoneyAnna MarrisRodrigo Lourenco Mestre, 
Jennifer Russell
 and Molly Taylor

Visit a new exhibition at the Hidden Wardrobe by ZEST Collective. Signs of the Times is a collaboration between ZEST Collective and the local community that surrounds our studio spaces on Old Northam Road, represented by Northam Local Conversation Group, West Itchen Community Trust and Northam 521 Youth Project.

Artists, young people and residents have co-created signs and posters that remember the history and heritage of Old Northam Road and envision its future: radical artistic interventions in highly visible places.

This exhibition and at the Hidden Wardrobe is an extension of the main public art trail and offers a chance to find out more about the project, meet the artists and take part in a participatory photography activity.

Music will be provided at the Alfred Arms by Southampton based DJ, HANIN

Drinks will be served at the Alfred Arms from 6pm – 11pm

We will also be launching both exhibitions online on the ‘a space’ arts YouTube channel