Located on New Zealand’s North Island (about 60 km north of Auckland) lies a 1,000 acre (4 sq km) property owned by one of New Zealand’s wealthiest businessmen, Alan Gibbs. The area is the site of Alan’s private art park known as Gibbs Farm. Open to the public by appointment, the sculpture park features an incredible variety of massive sculptures by some of the world’s most famous artists. For more photos of Alan’s farm go to his site Gibbs Farm.
What’s unique about the artwork is that nearly all of it incorporates the land into it intentionally. Almost all of the sculptures in the collection were commissioned new works as opposed to purchased pieces. After nearly twenty years of development, Gibbs Farm now features over 22 artists from around the world.
Neil Dawson – Horizons
Andy Goldsworthy – Arches
Anish Kapoor – Dismemberment
Eric Orr – Electrum
George Rickey – Column of Four Squares
Graham Bennett – Sea/Sky Kaipara
Leon Van Den Eijkel – Red Cloud Confrontation in Landscape