6 Times (2010) by Antony Gormley
“For me, it’s about using the Water of Leith as a living bloodstream. I’ve always been very affected by the river because it’s untouched….The idea is to use memory and the present experience of a body in space, in relation to your memory of one that you might have seen earlier – either a few minutes earlier or a few months earlier.” Antony Gormley (The Herald, 14 June 2010)
“6 Times is not a monument, it's a whisper.” Antony Gormley (Scotland on Sunday, 22 June 2010)
6 Times is a landmark sculptural project by celebrated British artist Antony Gormley. The work consists of six life-sized figures positioned between the grounds of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the sea.
We have taken this opportunity to focus on this enigmatic artwork, the location of the figures and the artist himself.
6 Times was commissioned by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, with support from the Art Fund, funds from the Gulbenkian Museum of the Year award 2004, and further support from The Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland, Claire Enders and The Henry Moore Foundation.
Due to ongoing technical issues, Figures II, III,IV and V situated at the Cauldron Weir, Stockbridge, Powderhall and Bonnington sites have all been removed for repair. We will continue to update this page as more information on the project becomes available.