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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

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. 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.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Longey
    Derbyshire
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Make of this attraction what you will
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th August 2017
    I wasn't sure what to expect - finding the car park was fairly difficult - nor did I appreciate that the 100 statues were all the same and spread out on the beach over a mile or two. So what is it... Read full review
  • John P
    Trip type:
    Family
    Eerie but amazing
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th August 2017
    Ever since I saw on the news about these statues , I have wanted to come. As we are in our way to the lake district and staying in Liverpool it would have been rude not to come here. Loads of... Read full review
  • bandesop1
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Eery but spectacular sight
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th August 2017
    Visited the beach for an afternoon. We were greeted with a lovely beach and sand dunes and instantly you saw the statues. Spread across a few kms there are approx 100 statues situated from the beach... Read full review

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)

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