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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:

  • LINDA H
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Visit to Crosby Beach with Grandchildren
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 4th January 2017
    Visited Crosby Beach with grandchildren at half term lovely beach with the realistic Antony Gormley statues. Walked along the coastal path and up to the Coastal station were my grandchildren flew a... Read full review
  • Wobbly72
    Daventry, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Statues emerging from the darkness. Wow!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 31st December 2016
    Arrived at 5am and still pitch black! Luckily we knew the tide was out and we had brought torches with us! We were aware that we couldn't go more than 50m from shore because of soft sands. Our dog... Read full review
  • Helen W
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Christmas Day walk
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th December 2016
    Went for a lovely stroll along Crosby beach on Christmas Day 2016 where the statues 'Another Place' are located. Such a peaceful atmosphere, great for all ages. Took these pics on my Samsung S6 edge... Read full review

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)

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