Gibbs Farm

Gibbs Farm, a large sculpture park in North Auckland, New Zealand, is home to a collection of incredible, large scale artworks by some of the world’s most significant artists. Because most all the works are commissioned, artists are able to cater to the lay of the land. Neil Dawon’s Horizons is probably one of my favorites – not only is it one of the earliest sculptures to be commissioned for the Gibbs Farm, it also sits on one of the highest points of the property. I love the tromp l’oeil effect as what seems like a floating, drawn piece of paper is actually a massive sculpture made of welded steel. This place is definitely going on the bucket list.

(top to bottom: Horizons by Neil Dawson; Dismemberment by Anish Kapoor; Red Cloud Confrontation in Landscape by Leon van den Ejikel)

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  1. It’s amazing!! Love it!!

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  2. For a moment I thought somebody draw the figure n the picture…amazing work.
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  3. rachael wrote:

    this is so cool…this is what art is about!

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  4. dimitri wrote:

    It’s so creative and amazing! I really love it.

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  5. Very cool. I can only imagine that being there might feel a bit like being in a children’s book. =)
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  6. amazing…my favorite is the first ones…they look unreal…like cartoons…

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  7. Alice wrote:

    haha this is really cool ! like somone used the landscape to draw 😀

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  8. Kelly wrote:

    These pictures are absolutely amazing! I can only imagine what it’s like to visit in person…so cool : ) xx

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  9. Diamond A. wrote:

    The art work there is b e a u t i f u l l y amazing.

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  11. Carol wrote:

    I loved it!
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  12. erica wrote:

    So beautiful! Thank you!

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  13. Tabetha wrote:

    How fantastic! Totally going on my list of things to see~*

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  14. Add the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail to your Auckland bucket list. I posted on it yesterda -http://thissydneylife.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/brick-bay-sculpture-trail-showcasing-some-great-nz-art/

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  15. Nomadic D wrote:

    Horizons is amazing, I absolutely love it.

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  16. How hilarious and fun!
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  17. eCards wrote:

    Wow, it’s amazing! It looks better from air then from ground. I’m wondering how it could look after about 10 years without people who care about it – what nature would do with it 😉

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  18. Ana wrote:

    WTF, indeed, in the best sense possible.

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  19. this is so cool i really like the first one!
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  20. wow so gorgeous. The last photograph reminds me of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. Is it the same artist?

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  21. What is this, looks awesome!?

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  22. Christina wrote:

    Was lucky enough to visit the farm last year while doing an art history honours year at the University of Auckland…it was such a special day overloaded with fantastic, breathtaking and sobering art. Each work was so specific to the site, played off it beautifully. The Anish kapoor kept bouncing and stretching like some creature in the wind while we staggered round in the tall grass in gumboots, the Richard Serra was overpowering up close and created pockets of echoes as we walked along. It’s not open to the public but I wish it was! Thank you for the photos 🙂

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  23. Takahē wrote:

    New Zealand’s the best. 😀

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  24. phil wrote:

    Love the sheet of paper!

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