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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

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

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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Recent Reviews:

  • Mark R
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Ironmen
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th December 2017
    Worth it , very strange and sureal but nothing else around cept a lovely walk along the beach plus a tea wagon Read full review
  • historynut2017
    Kettering, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    One of those must-do things!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 7th December 2017
    This had been on our list of things to visit for ages. It is really quite odd to see at low tide when there is no one else on the beach: seeing all the figures spread across the beach as far as the... Read full review
  • Deb S
    Selby, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    So unique
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd December 2017
    I love this place it’s so different! 100 cast iron figures sunk into the sand along 2 miles of Crosby beach, all cast from the artists own body ( Antony Gormley who did the angel of the north at... Read full review

Opening Times

2017 (1 January 2016 - 31 December 2017)

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