'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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

About

Another Place is an art installation on the coast. 100 spectacular cast-iron, life-size figures by Anthony Gormley spread across three kilometres of the foreshore and stretch 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.

Gormley is also the artist of the famous ‘Angel of the North’ sculpture in Gateshead.

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.

 

To Visit

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. Enjoy unlimited travel any time after 0930 on weekdays and anytime on weekends and bank holidays for just £5.10 with a Day Saver or £11 for a family of up to five with a Family Ticket.

 

To book your transport safely and securely via the official ‘Merseyrail Journey Planner’ click the link below:

Merseyrail Journey Planner

Map & Directions

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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  • citybreaker00
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Things to do dip dip dip
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th July 2018
    Now we are both retired we have 2 "never been to "days out a week. So out of the hat we decided on Another Place, Wow how thought provoking. Quite earie. You see different size figures depending on... Read full review
  • christopher d
    kidderminster
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Everything I expected
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th July 2018
    When I first saw Anthony Gormley's Angel of the North I wondered what it was all about, Another Place is in a different category. 100 tall now barnacle covered figures on over a mile of sand. It's... Read full review
  • Niki G
    Trip type:
    Family
    End of Year School Trip
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 14th July 2018
    We had a great time at Crosby Beach - the lack of shopping facilities turned out to be a great boon as it forced our seventeen year olds to spend a day playing - football, frisbee, rounders, burying... Read full review

Opening Times

2018 (1 January 2017 - 31 December 2018)

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