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'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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Mariners Road
Crosby Beach
Liverpool
Merseyside
L23 6SX
Image: Ron Davies

About

These spectacular sculptures by Antony Gormley are on Crosby beach. Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea.

The Another Place figures - each one weighing 650 kilos - are made from casts of the artist's own body standing on the beach, all of them looking out to sea, staring at the horizon in silent expectation.

Having previously been seen in Cuxhaven in Germany, Stavanger in Norway and De Panne in Belgium, 'Another Place' is now a permanent feature in the UK, at Crosby Beach.

According to Antony Gormley, Another Place harnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore man's relationship with nature. He explains: The seaside is a good place to do this. Here time is tested by tide, architecture by the elements and the prevalence of sky seems to question the earth's substance. In this work human life is tested against planetary time. This sculpture exposes to light and time the nakedness of a particular and peculiar body. It is no hero, no ideal, just the industrially reproduced body of a middle-aged man trying to remain standing and trying to breathe, facing a horizon busy with ships moving materials and manufactured things around the planet.

Please note - Crosby beach is a non-bathing beach with areas of soft sand and mud and a risk of changing tides. Visitors should stay within 50 metres of the promenade at all tides and not attempt to walk out to the furthest figures.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Visitors can see Another Place from all the normal access routes to Crosby beach.

Public Transport Directions

The foreshore is easy to reach by public transport via three railway stations - Waterloo, Blundellsands and Crosby or Hall Road - and a range of bus services. Ring the Merseytravel Traveline for more information on 0871 200 22 33.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Ivan M
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Interesting
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 24th August 2016
    This was an almost accidental trip but certainly worth while. Very thought provoking and very impressive - the sheer scale of it apart from anything else! Read full review
  • PrestonGuild
    United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Gormley's men
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 24th August 2016
    Iron men in the sea. Antony Gormley is known for his work that takes the human body as its subject and his metal casts. We always wanted to see this figures on the beach and finally decided to pay a... Read full review
  • seenewplaces2015
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    An unusual art installation on the beach.
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
    We didn't really know what to expect here. We arrived at low tide and immediately spotted the first figure. The beach was clean with lots of rock pools to explore. The only thing is that the figures... Read full review

Opening Times

2016 (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2016)

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