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'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

Mariners Road, Crosby Beach, Liverpool, Merseyside, L23 6SX

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About

These spectacular sculptures by Angel of the North artist 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 artwork has been brought to the area by South Sefton Development Trust with funding from the Mersey Waterfront programme and the Arts Council.

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.

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre
Located at the gateway to the Mersey Estuary in the heart of Crosby Coastal Park, Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre is the North West's newest and most accessible Water Sports and Visitors Centre, in an area of outstanding natural beauty which provides the home to the internationally renowned Anthony Gormleys 'Another Place', Iron Men statues.

The facilities are first class! From water sports, fitness suite, conference and banqueting to overnight accommodation, Crosby Lakeside has something for everyone.  This £10 million centre offers a variety of water sports, activities for young & old alike, a fitness suite and fitness classes, premier conference & meeting suites plus the fantastic Lakeside Bistro & Bar. for full details of exactly what the centre offers visit the Crosby Lakeside website.

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.

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Recent Reviews:

  • JoHickman
    Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    THOUGHT-PROVOKING!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th November 2018
    Visited Crosby Beach today to see the statues. I absolutely loved the experience; in the sunshine and the wind to see the 'men' standing in a long line looking out to sea is amazing. Certainly a... Read full review
  • David W
    Langford, United Kingdom
    A nice experience
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 12th November 2018
    A remarkable installation. We visited when the tide was out and were surprised by how many statues there are. It might be interesting to get an opportunity at some time to view them with the tide... Read full review
  • leonnicky
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fantastic art
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 13th November 2018
    A place where you can go and enjoy the feeling of the city but in the country side seaside A great attribute to art and mankind Read full review

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.

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2018)

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