'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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Mariners Road
Crosby Beach
Liverpool
Merseyside
L23 6SX
A weathered metal statue of a male is in standing in the sand looking out towards the sea. Walking towards the sea

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NOTICE - Work is currently being undertaken to 'clean-up' and restore the Gormley statues due to natural wear and tear. This may mean that some statues are 'missing' during this time. We hope that the work will be completed soon and the beach will once again be home to all 100 sculptures. (Updated June 2021)

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.

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Recent Reviews:

  • 857geoffh
    Sissinghurst, United Kingdom
    Certainly worth taking a look at
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th November 2021
    Would you like to have models of your body,. warts and all, standing on a beach staring out to sea? Well that is what Anthony Gormley has done in this art installation on Crosby Beach. It's... Read full review
  • glennharrold
    Scotland, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Interesting but bracing walk
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 28th November 2021
    Interesting walk, the sculptures are impactful on the sandy beach and stretch out to sea. Worth a visit, 15 mins on train from Liverpool. Read full review
  • ian_dempster
    Wigan, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Nice afternoon
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 31st December 2021
    Had a lovely afternoon looking at the sculptures on new year's eve. Very busy as a nice day. Didn't realise how many and how far out they go Read full review

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2022 (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2022)

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