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Holding the Fort

  • The Fort Fort Road Newhaven East Sussex (map)

Holding the Fort is an exhibition of work by six East Sussex-based contemporary artists led and curated by Rachel Cohen.

Rachel made a solo exhibition, vessels at Newhaven Fort in 2013 was inspired to return - this time inviting other artists to join her. She has chosen five artists who work with  sculpture, installation, drawing and performance: Judith Alder, Terrence Brett, Helen Goodwin, Ram Samocha and Zoe Toolan.

Each artist will make site-specific installations in resoponse to this extraordinary, atmospheric 19th Century Fort. The works will be distributed around the site in many locations inviting visitors to explore and discover the Fort itself as well as the artworks.


Some of the works will be made in situ during the opening day and some will change over time or be reworked or relocated during the exhibition's run.

There will be more live events on the final weekend*


The exhibition runs from Monday 29th July to Monday 26th of August

at Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9DS

open 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Admission fees to the Fort apply

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