Gibbs Farm is an unusual setting for a sculpture collection.The North Auckland property, a sprawling 1,000-acres, is dominated by the Kaipara Harbor—the largest harbor in the Southern hemisphere. Everything in the property flows towards and eventually into the sea; and every artwork contends in some way with the slide seaward.
Here is a breath-taking glimpse of this sculpture park developed by the art collector and entrepreneur, Alan Gibbs.
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. Most works in the collection are commissioned.
Gibbs Farm is open to artists, educational institutions, charities and the public, by prior appointment only.