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RIPE is an ambitious programme of exhibitions, events and residencies.

Led by ‘a space’ arts, in partnership with Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton and Solent University, RIPE is an ambitious programme of exhibitions, events and residencies at the Alfred Arcade, the Hidden Wardrobe and the Alfred Arms on Old Northam Road, Southampton.

The programme supports graduate artists in the city to exhibit and engage in artistic exchange and experimentation, forming networks and friendships that will help them sustain a fruitful visual arts practice.

Read our impact reports to find out more about previous RIPE seasons:

Ripe Impact Report 2022

RIPE 2018-2022

RIPE Impact Report 2021

RIPE Impact Report 2020

RIPE Impact Report 2019

Ripe Bananas Impact Report 2018

‘a space’ arts supports artists and inspires audiences through exhibitions, studio spaces, professional development and by culturally reanimating lost spaces with arts and heritage. Find out more at


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