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.

Exhibition

Banana Split

Exhibition

Banana Bread

Exhibition

Ripe Bananas #02

Exhibition

Ripe Bananas #01

Artists

Kane Applegate

Resident artist

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Moylin Chong

Associate Artist

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Benji Heinke

Resident artist

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Bryn Lloyd

Resident Artist

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Beth Luxton

Associate Artist

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Kelly Mackenzie Sinclair

Associate Artist

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Charlotte Marchant

Associate Artist

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Svetlana Ochkovskaya

Associate Artist

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Grace Payne

Associate Artist

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Robin Price

Resident Artist

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Mandy Smith

Resident artist

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