Gibbs Farm of Sculptures

Gibbs Farm of Sculptures

The park of sculptures is situated on the northern island of New Zealand and has a land area of 4 square km. It belongs to one of the richest businessman of New Zealand, Alan Gibbs, where the private park of art gets its name as Gibbs Farm. This open sky museum welcomes visitors, artists, educational institutions, charities and the public, by prior appointment only.

The park posses modern art of world-known sculptors such as Graham Bennett, Chris Booth, Daniel Buren, Bill Culbert, Neil Dawson, Marijke de Goey, Andy Goldsworthy, Ralph Hotere, Anish Kapoor, Sol LeWitt, Len Lye, Russell Moses, Peter Nicholls, Eric Orr, Tony Oursler, George Rickey, Peter Roche, Richard Serra, Kenneth Snelson, Richard Thompson, Leon van den Eijkel and Zhan Wang, who had a great challenge to conquer the scale of the landscape. Everything in the property flows towards and eventually into the sea; and every work contends in some way with the slide seaward. The flow of the land, the immense body of water, the wide harbour flats and the assertive variety of the elements have all imposed themselves on the artists.

Gibbs acknowledges

“the challenge for the artists is the scale of the landscape; it scares them initially” and demands something more from them. Walking the land visitors can appreciate how each artist has come to terms in their own way with the gravitational pull that is exerted on everything as the mountains roll into hills and slide into gullies and slope down towards the wide flat expanse of the Kaipara harbour.

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