Anthony Gormleys controversial artwork in Crosby, Another Way, is among six pieces to be supported by an investment in large-scale iconic art in the North totalling £13m. Other artworks chosen include A Sound and Light Transit in Leeds by Baumen Lyons Architects and Hans Peter Kuhn, and John Kennedys Halo, an 18m-wide, permanent circular steel structure, which will be raised 7m off the ground on a tripod on a high-point in East Lancashire (pictured).
£4.4m has been allocated to the project by the consortium The Northern Way, a collaboration led by the three Northern Regional Development Agencies, which was set up to close the economic output gap between the North and the rest of England. Neville Chamberlain, Chair of The Northern Way, said, We hope to increase positive perceptions of the North, both nationally and internationally. It is these qualities that ultimately attract skilled people, entrepreneurs, investors and tourists and also improve the quality of the place for people living here.