The Bananas were the first cohort of graduate artists selected for the RIPE programme in 2018.

They assisted in renovating the spaces on Old Northam Road and helped shape the RIPE programme. Twelve artists exhibited in Ripe Bananas #01 and Ripe Bananas #02 that summer and six took part in a mini-residency programme, Banana Bread in October 2018.

Over the Winter, a number of the artists continued to use the Alfred Arcade as studio space and exhibited in Banana Split in May 2019, before moving to the Hidden Wardrobe.

Banana Split

Exhibition

Banana Bread

Exhibition

Ripe Bananas #02

Exhibition

Ripe Bananas #01

Exhibition

The Artists

Kane Applegate

Resident artist

Moylin Chong

Associate Artist

Benji Heinke

Resident artist

Bryn Lloyd

Resident Artist

Beth Luxton

Associate Artist

Charlotte Marchant

Associate Artist

Grace Payne

Associate Artist

Robin Price

Resident Artist

Mandy Smith

Resident artist