Sculpture in the Gibbs Farm

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Gibbs Farm is an unusual setting for a sculpture collection. The North Auckland property is dominated by the Kaipara Harbour, the largest harbour in the Southern hemisphere.

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.

After nearly twenty years Gibbs Farm includes major works by 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.

24 Responses to Sculpture in the Gibbs Farm

  1. Joyce West says:

    These are beautiful. I believe we can never have too much art and I love this. Where is this located?

    • Bryn says:

      Gibbs farm is owned by Alan Gibbs, it’s his private property but he allows visitors every so often. The farm itself is about a 1hour drive north of Auckland along the west coast. Info on visiting opportunities can be found on his site, google search gibbs farm. It is the best collection of modern art in NZ without a doubt.

  2. rocky says:

    love it very nice outdoor art

  3. lform says:

    absolutely wonderful, wish more people were willing to support artists on such a grandiose scale.

  4. Dr. M. says:

    Was just talking about the concept of space as understood by physics, in which space is undefined until occupied by matter/energy. What a beautiful conceptualization of that idea. Outstanding!

  5. Patrick says:


  6. David Gibbs says:

    Incredible! What a major contribution to the art community. Good for the Gibbs’ of New Zealand.

    David J. GIBBS
    San Francisco, California

  7. rebeccazg says:

    wow :) that is very cool, particularly with the sheep grazing as well..:)
    the scale is great.

  8. Chelsea says:

    Absolutely stunning. I can’t get over this.

  9. Beth Black says:

    Wish i could visit it looks beautiful!

  10. TEEJ says:

    I AM SMITTEN….!!! Two of my favorite things combined: Nature & Art….really: What could be finer?

  11. Tracie says:

    I’ve never been drawn to New Zealand before, but WOW, now I want to go there!

  12. Darren says:

    Wow, amazing content! great share author

  13. pio says:

    just amazingly wonderful use of space and environment.sculpture becomes part of the landscape and vice versa

  14. This is fantastic, glad I stubmledupon this website. It is amazing what the human mind can create.

    Stay creative,


  15. Damon says:

    This is just a few minutes up the road from my place. Great place to take kids too. They also have a collection of exotic animals including giraffes, yak, zebra, and llama.

  16. Fabulous! I must see this in person.

  17. Interesno says:

    This looks like a really great place. I wish I could see it, because there are not so many places like this.

  18. Dietmar says:

    We will go there next month and I can’t wait to see the Neil Dawson(the “tea towel” suspended in the air….sort of).NZ is great,by the way!

  19. jillian says:

    Absolutely amazing! I want to go there:-)

  20. sky tian says:

    So beautiful a place! I love it.

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