Antony Gormley's Another Place
Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along
three kilometers of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre
out to sea. Contractors spent three weeks lifting the figures into
place and driving them into the beach on the-metre-high foundation
The artwork was brought to the area by South Sefton Development
Trust, an organisation set up by the South Sefton Partnership to
continue its regeneration work in the area.
The project received support from Mersey Waterfront programme,
the Northwest Regional Development Agency, the Mersey Docks and
Harbour Company and the Arts Council. The project was also included
in the 'Welcome to the North'
Programme, a Public Art Initiative funded by the Northern Way.
Another Place has attracted a huge amount of interest in the
area with large numbers of people - including families and school
parties - visiting the beach to see the statues.
In addition, the artwork has generated
extensive coverage of South Sefton in both the press and broadcast
The Another Place figures - each one weighing 650 kilos - are
made from casts of the artist's own body and are shown at different
stages of rising out of the sand, all of them looking out to sea,
staring at the horizon in silent expectation.
The work is seen as a poetic response to the individual and
universal sentiments associated with emigration - sadness at
leaving, but the hope of a new future in another place.
The artwork was previously displayed in Cruxhaven in Germany,
Stavanger in Norway and De Panne in Belgium. In November 2006 the
statues were expected to move to New York but it was later decided
that they would remain on Crosby beach.
Directions to Antony Gormley's Another Place
Crosby Beach is well served by three local train stations; Hall
Road, Blundellsands and Crosby, and Waterloo. Trains run
approximately every 15 minutes on the Merseyrail Northern Line.
Connections to national rail services and other regional services
can be made at Liverpool Lime Street and Hunts Cross.
- From Hall Road Station: With the train station on your right
hand side walk down Hall Road West until it bends 90° to the left,
on the bend there is an access road that goes to the beach, past
the Coastguard Station.
- From Blundellsands Station: On the opposite side of the railway
tracks to the ticket office, the Southport train side, walk down
Blundellsands Road West to the end, a short footpath leads to the
beach. Approximately 5/10 minutes.
- From Waterloo Station: Walk down South Road with the station on
your left hand side. At the end of South Road, cross over the road
and walk down the paved footpath between two parks and follow the
footpath which runs between the two lakes to the beach.
Approximately 10/15 minutes.
For further information, including bus time tables, and a travel
planner visit MerseyTravel, Enter ‘South
Road, Waterloo, Liverpool' as the destination if you are using the
The easiest route is to arrive on either the M57 or M58
motorways which both end at the same point, Switch Island. From
here follow signs to ‘All Docks' on the A5036, continue to follow
the A5036 until you reach a roundabout under a flyover with signs
to Crosby and the A565. Turn right at the roundabout following the
signs to Crosby and A565. You will join up with A565 but stay in
the left hand lane. At the first set of traffic lights turn left
into Cambridge Road, there is a brown tourist sign, ‘Antony
Gormley's Another Place' for the statues at this junction. Drive
straight along this road at the end of which there are two car parks
adjacent to the marine lake. The beach and statues are a 5 minute
walk from the car park.
Last Updated on 4/29/2013