Summer 2015 marks a 10th anniversary for ‘ANOTHER PLACE’ (1997) by artist Antony Gormley. It was first brought to Crosby Beach by Liverpool Biennial in 2005 and is one of the UK’s most widely recognised public artworks.
‘ANOTHER PLACE’ comprises 100 iron sculptures cast from a mould of the artist’s own body dispersed along 2.5km of beach and 1km out to sea. The iconic sculptures face the horizon and evoke the relationship between the natural elements, space and the human body. The movement of local tides and daily weather conditions dictate whether the figures are visible or submerged.
First exhibited at other locations in Europe, the work was secured for Merseyside in 2007 and is now permanently installed at Crosby Beach. It has become a cultural destination, attracting an additional 350,000 visitors per year to the local area.
There will be an anniversary talk on 29 June 2015, where Antony Gormley will be in conversation with Tim Marlow, Director of Artistic Programmes, Royal Academy of Arts. The event begins at 6.30pm at St. George’s Hall, Liverpool, L1 1JJ. Tickets are £5 (£3 concessions).
Antony Gormley ANOTHER PLACE (1997)
Installation view, Crosby Sands, Liverpool, 2005
© Antony Gormley. Photo © Stephen White Courtesy White Cube