What is Sussex Modern?

Sussex Modern brings together a unique experience of thirty-six memorable places with the creativity that defines the county’s modern, independent spirit. Contemporary art, ancient landscapes and innovative winemaking are all here in Sussex to be explored and enjoyed. Sussex Modern celebrates the county’s distinctive contribution to modern culture. Join us and join the dots.

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Learn more about the landscape

Sussex has a rich variety of landscapes. Its chalk downs, high cliffs, stunning coastline, wooded valleys and rolling hills have inspired artists of the modern era. Today the land provides the essential soil types and climate for making exceptionally high-quality wines. Bordered by a southern shoreline ranging from salt marsh to pebbled beach Sussex includes the South Downs National Park and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Together they cover over three quarters of the county and are criss-crossed by hundreds of pathways and trails offering plenty of ways to explore the territory and its wildlife.

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