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Fun and a good way to explore Stavanger

Having enjoyed Gormley's work in other places we wanted to have a go at finding and photographing some of the statues that make up the "Broken Column" installation. As described... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2015
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

The Broken Column sculpture by Antony Gormley can be found at differing locations around Stavanger, silently looking over the city. I saw the first sculpture in the Stavanger Museum of Fine Art and was delighted to discover more in key locations around the city, overlooking the lives of the people of Stavanger, through to the old port where the final... More 

Thank Jane G
Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The Rogaland Kunstmuseum (art museum) owns a work of art which is not displayed within the walls of the museum, but in 23 often surprising places around town. They are identical, full-sized, iron sculptures of a man, actually copies of British sculptor Antony Gormley's own body. However, they are displayed in different ways according to where they are shown. So... More 

Thank Einar B
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

Having enjoyed Gormley's work in other places we wanted to have a go at finding and photographing some of the statues that make up the "Broken Column" installation. As described in other reviews the statues are placed at 1.95m vertical intervals which leads to them being scattered around the city. We printed a map from the internet before leaving home... More 

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

A Stavanger landmark and disjointed “sculpture” project of 23 identical cast iron figures of a man 195 cm tall. The first is at the Art Museum and each succeeding one 195 cm below the last, in various locations around the town, until the last is at the harbor. You can get a map and see them all if so inclined.... More 

Thank jtchapman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Having read about this on Trip Advisor, we were keen to see the sculptures and explore Stavenger on foot during a cruise of the Norwegian Fjords. The Tourist Information office did not have any Broken Column maps on display but one of the staff kindly printed one on request. We set off on our 'treasure hunt' and saw 1 (Fish... More 

3 Thank LondonKatie22
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2012

This art work is worth seeing. Best by bike, but also possible by foot. It takes about half a day to walk, or a couple of hours slow bicycling. It's also a brilliant way to get to see some of central Stavanger. It consists of a number of sculptures placed around town in odd places. There is a story to... More 

3 Thank OsloTruffle
Sandnes, Norway
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

The artwork is made by Antony Gormley, a London-based sculptor also known for "Another Place". It took 4 years to decide whether or not to place the figures in Stavanger. It is now permanent, and the bold men can be seen in different places in Stavanger. One of the boldmen was placed inside the livingroom of an ordinary person :... More 

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