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'Antony Gormley' statue stands tall on Suffolk coast

The statue is one of five to be installed around the UK Photo: ITV News Anglia

A sculptor who changed the shape of the British landscape with the Angel of the North has created a new piece of artwork for the Suffolk coast.

Antony Gormley has installed five cast iron statues around the UK to mark the 50th anniversary of the Landmark Trust and one of them is in Aldeburgh.

Antony Gormley Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I wanted something that was both strong and vulnerable so its made of bits that could fall apart but it is in this sort of position of holding its ground"

– Antony Gormley, Artist and Sculptor
The cast iron statue on nhe Martello Tower is life-size Credit: ITV News Anglia

The sculpture is one of five pieces of art to be installed around the UK to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Landmark Trust, which is an organisation that rescues and restores extraordinary buildings.

The trust is keen to find out what people think of the sculpture and aims to publish the comments.

"We wanted to do something really special, not just for the people who stay in our buildings, but for everybody and so we thought of art and we were delighted when Antony said he's like to help us. 'Land' is an inspirational celebration really of Landmark at 50 and Anthony's five works across the country are helping us do that."

– Caroline Stanford, The Landmark Trust

The sculpture will stay at Aldeburgh for 12 months.

Antony Gormley Credit: ITV News Anglia
Antony Gormley Credit: ITV News Anglia

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