Holding The Fort29th July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Location: Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9DS
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 (www.rachelcohen.co.uk/rachelcohen.co.uk/vessels.html) 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 live performance from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday 28th July. Some will change over time or be reworked or relocated during the exhibition's run.
The exhibition opens with live performance work from 3pm - 5pm on Sunday 28th July and 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 - see Newhaven Fort website for details. There will be free, participatory live events on Saturday August 24th by Rachel Cohen and Zoe Toolan as part of Newhaven festival. See Newhaven Fort and Newhaven Festival websites and Rachel and Zoe's web pages for more details of live events nearer the time.