'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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- MRob62Warwickshire, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyFabulous sight across the beachWednesday, 15th February 2017Well worth going to see these bronze statues, naked casts of the sculpture, sir Anthony gormley, even on a cold Feb day it was still interesting reading about them. Can see them across the coast... Read full review
- Julie RTrip Type:FamilyAtmosphericWednesday, 15th February 2017My son asked me to take him to Another Place to take photographs for a college project. Although we are quite local - Chester, I had never been, so quite fancied a crisp bracing Sunday walk. It was... Read full review
- NickJCareyRuncorn, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelCracking setting for modern public sculptureWednesday, 15th February 2017100 life size cast iron statues of Antony Gormley himself scattered across a couple of miles of Crosby beach. All facing towards the sea and the Clwyd Hills. Particularly good at sunset. 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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