Homemade Mango Chutney: Final Six Artists Revealed

Tomorrow night we’re launching a brand new virtual exhibition of new work by 18 RIPE artists, past and present. Following on from our second announcement of artists and the first six; we’re now revealing the final set of artists to be exhibiting. Read more about six of the exhibiting artists 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.

Alexandra Sutherland @a_sutherlanda
Alexandra’s multidisciplinary practice explores themes of femininity, domesticity and ritual. She is interested in the romanticism and sensuality of drapery, found objects that evoke memories and analogue photography; mapping the connections between each.

Benji Heinke @benjiheinke
Benji’s work is a distillation of the contemporary everyday, filtered through an autobiographical lens. Informed by digital manipulation and collage, his paintings incorporate original and appropriated imagery ranging from photographs and pattern designs to art history. The use of digital technology in the construction of his paintings addresses the position of the medium in the 21st century, as well as reflecting the seemingly blurred line between fact and fiction in today’s internet saturated world.

Beth Luxton @bethluxtonart
Beth makes images, animations and elaborate textile sculptures that blur the lines between appeal and repulsion. The pink, fluffy, feminine characters in her work reveal the dark and dangerous reality of stereotypical gender representations. Her work is often semi-autobiographical, drawing on her own personal conflicts to explore wider socio-political issues.

Gwen Datyner @gwendatynerart
Gwen makes images and films that offer the viewer a voyeuristic insight into her personal life. Her work is about growing up, feeling vulnerable and what it’s like to experience periods of anxiety. Through photography, she explores changing social issues, gender inequalities and the impact of social media.

Kane Applegate @kaneapplegate
Kane is a scavenger. His practice is fed by an ever-growing collection of abandoned materials and objects, discarded and disregarded by the citizens of Southampton. Working with these found objects, he builds sculptures and structures that explore the notion of three physical forces: balance, compression and tension. In their final form, his sculptures become illusions; the objects, stripped of their function, stack, balance and bend in seemingly impossible ways.

Moylin Chong @peach_art101
‘The imago’ is a dead psychoanalytical term. It is Latin for the divine image that we carry within us. Moylin’s practice is fueled by her quest to uncover her own repressed imago through the exploration of various personas and approaches to making art. With a keen interest in storytelling, theatre, marionettes and folklore, Moylin’s work is eerie, uncanny and ambiguous.