Newhaven Fort
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Monday, August 26, 2019
Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9DS
South East England
Newhaven Fort

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

Rachel Cohen made a solo exhibition, Vessels at Newhaven Fort in 2013 and 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 response 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 performances on Sunday 28 July between 3pm and 5pm, and some will change over time or be reworked or relocated during the exhibition’s run.

There will be free, participatory live events on Saturday August 24th by Rachel Cohen and Zoe Toolan as part of Newhaven festival. Details will be posted soon on Newhaven Fort and Newhaven Festival websites and on Rachel and Zoe’s web pages.  Rachel Cohen   Zoe Toolan

The exhibition continues 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