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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:

  • kittypotpie85
    Knockbridge, Ireland
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Something different on a beach walk
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 11th December 2018
    Well worth the visit as nice walk along the beach, and totally free. Very unusual pieces. Some are covered in natural dirt, others paint. Sturdy pieces, wearing well. Fascinating art work -bit creepy... Read full review
  • Mike311015
    Crosby, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A Different Experience
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th December 2018
    As a “local” Crosby Beach in my view provides a different experience dependent upon time of day, the weather, the state of the tide and the number of visitors. The sunsets that can be enjoyed on a... Read full review
  • Janefawcett
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Trip to beach
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th December 2018
    Wonderful, atmospheric, cold, but well worth a visit . Great photographs to be taken there. Hop on the train to Crosby 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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