'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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Mariners Road
Crosby Beach
Liverpool
Merseyside
L23 6SX
'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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:

  • 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
  • Trip657922
    Chinley, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Just stunning!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 4th March 2020
    A very special feel to this. Moving, thought provoking, unique. An absolute must see. I even think that the driving wind and rain added to the experience as the moment that the clouds parted and... Read full review
  • KatieSManchester
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Beautiful beach
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 14th March 2020
    Visited here with my partner, two kids and pet pooch. The beach is lovely with lots of other dog walkers around. The statues on the beach are fab and we all had a great time. Parked in the leisure... Read full review

Opening Times

2020 (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020)

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