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'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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

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A weathered metal statue of a male is in standing in the sand looking out towards the sea. Walking towards the sea

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.

 

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    Recent Reviews:

    • SaleFamily
      Sale, United Kingdom
      Haunting
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 26th April 2021
      Weathered beautifully, fascinating and haunting. Very powerful and in a lovely setting, the views over the river and into the Irish Sea are wonderful. Read full review
    • AvidTraveller255
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Surreal
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 5th June 2021
      Came out to Crosby Beach as a change of pace from the bustle of the city on a trip to Liverpool. The beach was beautiful and clean and stretched for miles but the most unique feature is the permanent... Read full review
    • Andrew-Leakey
      Leigh, United Kingdom
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      Family
      Sunny Iron Men
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 7th June 2021
      Took the brother in laws family with toddlers to Crosby. I love this place and thankfully so did they. 3 yr old was splashing around the streams and pools on the beach. Our teens kept the dog... 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

    2021 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2021)

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