Antony Gormley ‘man’ sculpture to stay in Margate until 2030

Another Time Photo John Horton

The  Antony Gormley sculpture Another Time will be staying in Margate for a further 10 years, Turner Contemporary has announced.

The solitary cast iron statue that was installed on Fulsam Rock beside the gallery in summer 2017 has been granted an extension and will remain in situ until November 2030.

The sculpture is part of a series of one hundred, solid cast-iron figures by Antony Gormley who is known for installations that explore the experience of being human.

Another Time Another Place will stay in Margate until November 2030 Photo Thierry Bal

The sculpture in Margate becomes visible about three hours before low tide, so to be sure of seeing it, check the daily tide times.

Individual sculptures from Another Time have been installed all over the world, from the River Thames in London to Kunisaki in Japan. A figure has been positioned on Fulsam Rock on the Margate foreshore, visible at low tide from Turner Contemporary’s first floor balcony and from the shoreline behind the gallery. Two sculptures from the series were also sited in Folkestone.

Photo Greg Bottle

The figures in the series are identical to the hundred sculptures of Another Place (2007), permanently sited on Crosby Beach in Liverpool.

Photo Frank Leppard

In 2017 the Margate sculpture had a lucky escape when a 75-metre cargo ship full of broken glass ran aground by  Turner Contemporary – a whisker away from the Antony Gormley installation.

The following year there was an encounter of a cheekier nature, caught on camera by a bemused passer-by.

Seeing double! Photo Rachel Davies

Rachel Davies, who is one half of musician duo jAVA jIVE with partner Anthony Coote, took the photo while the pair were on a stroll along the seafront.

The couple, from Cliftonville, wanted to take a look at the ANOTHER TIME installation at Fulsam Rock but got a double viewing!


      • Dangerous? How’s that?
        Does it challenge your intellect and make your head ache?
        (Silly question. Of course not)

        • Use your brain, if you have one.

          Dangerous to bathers, and also dinghies and small boats, when just below water.

          • If the small boats and singles are already just below the water, then really it’s too late to worry about the statue.
            BTW, how many swimmers,small boats etc have come to grief by running aground on the statue’s head?

  1. Solve the problem of it being a danger – just mention its location to the men on the scrap metal lorries that patrol Cliftonville. Soon be gone!

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