'Another Place' by Antony Gormley
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Crosby Beach is the home of Another Place; 100-cast iron, life-size figures, sculpted by Angel of the North artist, Antony Gormley.
The figures spread out along three kilometres of shore and almost a kilometre out to sea, while standing, silently, looking out towards the horzion. They each weigh 650 kilos and are made from casts of Gormley's own body.
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 Gormely, Another Place harnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore man's relationship with nature. He goes on to say "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.
The artwork has been brought to the area by South Sefton Development Trust with funding from the Mersey Waterfront programme and the Arts Council.
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
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- Very Good376
- Rick SBlackburn, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesA bit differentSaturday, 22nd April 2017A vast expanse of beach, ideal for dog walking, but with added interest. It would be interesting to visit at different times of the year or even different times of day to see the changes. Read full review
- William NTrip Type:FamilyA strange but engaging sightSaturday, 22nd April 2017Another place comprises lots of statues positioned on an ordinary beach. The figures are all the same except when someone decides to dress one or put a traffic cone on the head of one of them. They... Read full review
- Catsmother68Liverpool, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesWonderfulSaturday, 22nd April 2017We live just a few miles from the sculptures and love to visit them. We also enjoy taking visitors to the beach & not telling them straight away about the statues - it's fun to watch them notice the... Read full review
Map & 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 - 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.
|2017 (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)|
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