'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
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good373
- Michael BTrip Type:Friends getawayI wish it was in another placeFriday, 24th March 2017Completely ruined a perfect beach scenery. Has no purpose or meaning and a wasted trip even the seagulls don't like them by the way they crap on them. Don't bother visiting Read full review
- alan cWorksop, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesLovely spectacleTuesday, 21st March 2017We arrived at high tide so had the pleasure of seeing the statues emerge from the retreating waves. This is a real spectacle , particularly when the tide is out and the whole array of figures are... Read full review
- mat hwirralTrip Type:Friends getawayLovelySunday, 19th March 2017Great walk in lovely location. Great little spot for walk on a Sunday. Ideal for all ages with paths around the marina. 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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