A mere 15 miles from the Best Western Plus Lancashire Manor Hotel, you'll find the remarkable modern sculpture installation by Antony Gormley, titled 'Another Place'. This stunning art piece, located at Crosby Beach, comprises 100 cast iron sculptures of Gormley's own body, all staring contemplatively towards the sea.
Originally exhibited in multiple European locations, 'Another Place' has now found a permanent home at Crosby Beach. The sculptures, spread out over a 2-mile stretch of the beach, interact with the daily ebb and flow of the tides and the passage of time, creating an ever-evolving visual spectacle.
Visitors are sure to be intrigued and moved by the silent figures' stoic endurance and the artwork's meditation on human vulnerability in the face of nature's grandeur. No trip to Crosby Beach would be complete without experiencing this thought-provoking and stirring piece of public art.
Be sure to plan a visit to Crosby Beach during your stay at the Lancashire Manor Hotel and immerse yourself in one of the UK's most impressive and evocative art installations.
1. What are the Anthony Gormley statues at Crosby?
The Anthony Gormley statues at Crosby, often referred to as "Another Place", are an art installation of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread along three kilometers of the beach, and almost one kilometre out to sea. The figures, all cast from a mould of the artist's own body, stare out towards the horizon in silent observation.
2. Can I interact with the Anthony Gormley statues?
Yes, visitors can walk up to and around the statues, offering a unique opportunity to see the artwork up close. However, visitors are asked to respect the artwork and not to climb on or damage the statues.
3. How can I find the Anthony Gormley statues at Crosby?
The statues are located on Crosby Beach, which is easily accessible by public transport, car, or a leisurely walk or cycle along the coast from the centre of Crosby.
4. Can I visit the Anthony Gormley statues at any time?
Yes, the beach and the statues are accessible at all times. However, keep in mind that the statues are spread out along the beach and some are located out to sea, so they may be partially submerged depending on the tide. Always follow any beach safety information and guidelines.