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'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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

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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.

 

To book your transport safely and securely via the official ‘Merseyrail Journey Planner’ click the link below:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • IanUpton
      Bolton
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Nice area, nice walks , good park for the kids /grandkids nice beach and interesting commission
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th May 2018
      Was in Liverpool to see the museum and the terracotta army so decided to take a trip over to see this. The setting is done very well spaced out enough to allow people to take photos and perhaps... Read full review
    • RoadEnder65
      Merseyside, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Art?
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 18th May 2018
      if you park up by the Marine lake at Waterloo just by Seaforth docks you get 2 hours parking for £1. When the tide is out the beach is fairly clean and several of the iron men are accessible, one was... Read full review
    • beckenhamboy
      Bromley, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A lovely morning walk
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 14th May 2018
      Having a long weekend break in Liverpool my wife and I decided to visit Crosby beach to see the Gormley statues. We got the train from Moorfields to Hall Road, It's about a 20 minutes train ride. Its... Read full review

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    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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