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Antony Gormley new ‘ Six Times ‘ sculptures in Edinburgh

September 15, 2010

Most of us would best know Antony Gormley for his Angel Of The North sculpture which towers

above the  A1 and A167 motorways near Gateshead. But since it’s installation in 1994, Antony has

been busy doing numerous castings of himself for art commissions all over the world.

One of the latest is ‘ Six Times’ which incorporates six figures (or partial figures) placed along

the waters of Leith in Edinburgh. The first figure appears buried in the ground up to it’s chest

at the gates of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art as seen here.

The Gallery itself has a welcoming neon sign by Martin Creed, and an equally amazing view onto it’s garden.

As you wander down the water of leith, you encounter, at various stages, another four figures,

in Stockbridge, Powderhall and Bonnington.

There are other pieces of art carefully placed along the route to keep all eager art lovers happy.

Rubbings for the kids to do.

And poems to read and smile at.

Until you reach Leith itself,

where the final figure stares out to sea from an abandoned Pier.

I couldn’t actually find this last one but I enjoyed a drink in one of the many bars with the view

of the evening drawing in. A great few hours spent mixing art, city and relaxation.

Antony Gormley has another recent sculptural project in Austria, see this Guardian article for more info.

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