Marking 50 years of the Landmark Trust, five sculptures by Antony Gormley have been successfully installed at five sites across the UK in time for the celebrations of the Golden Weekend on 16-17 May 2015.
LAND, comprising five distinct life-size standing figures by the award-winning artist Antony Gormley, is an inspirational statement and celebration of the Landmark Trust’s 50th anniversary. It is the artist’s only solo outdoor installation in the UK in 2015, fully accessible and freely available to the general public until May 2016.
The launch of LAND coincides with Landmark’s special Golden Weekend. On 16-17 May 2015, 25 Landmarks will open to everyone, the buildings carefully selected to put 95% of the British population within 50 miles of these free Open Days, where they can learn more about the history of the buildings and the restorations. The sites include the five LAND locations: Martello Tower, Aldeburgh, Suffolk; Clavell Tower, Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset; Saddell Bay, Mull of Kintyre, Scotland; Lengthsman’s Cottage, Lowsonford, Warwickshire; and Lundy Island, Bristol Channel.
Founded in 1965, The Landmark Trust is one of Britain’s leading building conservation charities. Over the years, the Trust rescued and restored almost 200 extraordinary buildings, giving them new life and a future. Once restored, Landmarks are let as inspiring places to stay with the income generated supporting their ongoing maintenance to ensure that they will never again fall into decay.
Image: LAND ¦ Antony Gormley ¦ A commission by The Landmark Trust ¦ Photograph by L. Miller, Courtesy White Cube
May 2015 – May 2016