To mark the occasion Regenerus – who brought the Iron Men to south Sefton – mounted a special exhibition at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre with the help of funding from the Arts Council.
The Ten years of Another Place exhibition – which ran for two months – told the story of why the artist chose Crosby as the location for the sculptures, and also included many little-known facts about the installation.
It also featured many atmospheric images of the Iron Men taken by acclaimed Crosby-based photographer, Ron Davies.
* To see the Ten Years of Another Place exhibition panels click below
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* To see the Ten years of Another Place exhibition programme click here
* To visit the website of photographer Ron Davies click here
The exhibition was just one of a number of arts activities in south Sefton marking the 10-year milestone which were organised by Regenerus with the help of Arts Council funding.
Award-winning local filmmaker Marc Jennings was commissioned to produce a short film on the theme of a day in the life of one of the Iron Men, which has been widely distributed in the area.
Regenerus also helped community group In Another Place to produce more of its ‘Qwerkies’. These cardboard figures – inspired by the Iron Men but celebrating diversity – were sited all over Crosby and Waterloo.
Bootle-based social enterprise Safe Productions also worked with local people to create a mosaic celebrating what the sculptures have meant to locals and visitors alike. The aim is for this to be installed permanently by the lakeside park.