Holding The Fort

29 Jul 2019 – 26 Aug 2019

Event times

Daily 10am - 5pm (last admission 4pm)
Live events scheduled individually.

Cost of entry

Usual Fort entry charges apply.

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Newhaven Fort

East Sussex, United Kingdom

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Site specific installation, drawing and performance housed within the extraordinary spaces of Newhaven Fort.


Rachel Cohen http://www.rachelcohen.co.uk/rachelcohen.co.uk/home.html​ 

Judith Alder https://www.judithalder.com/

Terrence Brett https://www.instagram.com/brettterrence/?hl=en​

Helen Goodwin https://helenmgoodwin.wordpress.com/​

Ram Samocha https://www.instagram.com/ramsamocha/​

Zoe Toolan https://www.zklt.co.uk/

Holding The Fort is an exhibition by six East Sussex-based contemporary artists led by Rachel Cohen. Working with sculpture, installation, drawing and performance, each artist will make site-specific installations in response to this evocative, 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 works will change over time, be reworked or relocated during the exhibition's run.  

The exhibition opens with a free PV and some live performance work from 3pm - 5pm on Sunday 28th July. Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holding-the-fort-private-view-tickets-63862663947

Exhibition runs Monday 29th July - Monday 26th August at Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9DS.

Open daily 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm).

Usual admission fees to the Fort apply - see Newhaven Fort website for details. https://www.newhavenfort.org.uk/

There will also be free, participatory live events on Saturday August 24th as part of Newhaven festival.

Meld by Rachel Cohen: http://www.rachelcohen.co.uk/rachelcohen.co.uk/MELD.html

Armed With Luck by Zoe Toolan: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/armed-with-luck-tickets-64635419279?aff=ebdssbeac


Rachel Cohen

Exhibiting artistsToggle

terrence brett

Zoe Toolan

Helen Goodwin

Rachel Cohen


Ram Samocha


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