'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.

 

If you’d like to visit “Another Place”, Merseyrail operate regular services from Liverpool Central and Moorfields stations in the city centre to Blundellsands and Crosby station, which is a short stroll away from the attraction.

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 served by Merseyrail - 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:

  • poolaph
    Malvern, United Kingdom
    Wonderful meaningful sculpture
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 9th February 2020
    Those giving negative reviews clearly do not understand the meaning of the 100 iron men sculture.. for those who need to be educated.. 'Another Place' is not just about mans exposure to the... Read full review
  • Expedition802649
    Singapore, Singapore
    Must see
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 13th February 2020
    We battled the worst weather of the year to get to Crosby Beach...totally worth it. To see these forlorn iron men staring into the sea is awesome. Just a extraordinary installation. Read full review
  • JJGid1
    Bolton, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Windy Trip
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 13th February 2020
    Thoroughly enjoyed my visit here, even of was very windy (storm Ciara was certainly letting us know she wasn't far away). The statues are great and are dotted about the beach and my fella and I were... Read full review

Opening Times

2020 (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020)

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