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Stepping out of London’s shadow

The capital may be a mecca for culture, but there is room for innovative galleries elsewhere

By Wessie du Toit  

London has considerable gravitational pull for consumers of culture, as will be illustrated this week by the annual Frieze art fair. But with art there is always space on the margins–indeed, this is often the most exciting place to be. Over the weekend, I visited three galleries on the East Sussex coast that are offering alternatives to the capital’s cultural hegemony. There was much to admire, not least the galleries’ own evolving drama of regeneration and self-determination, played out against a backdrop of…

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