Alan Gibbs is a well known New Zealand businessman, entrepreneur and art collector. In 1991 he purchased a one thousand acre farming property located fifty kilometers north of Auckland, New Zealand overlooking the Kaipara Harbour estuary, one of the largest such harbours in the world (947 sq. kilometres at high tide). What is known as Gibbs Farm has undergone significant development into one of the world's leading sculpture parks. Mr Gibbs acknowledges he has a distinct preference for abstract minimalist art and the many monumental installations on the property have been created on the basis of open-brief commissioning of renowned New Zealand and International artists. The images below are just some of the said installations.
Richard Serra - Seeing The Landscape - Te Tuhirangi Contour
1999 – 2001. 56 corten steel plates - 252m x 6m x 50mm
Bernar Venet - 88.5° Arc - 8 corten steel arcs
27m x 0.75m x 0.75mm
Chris Booth - Kaipara Strata
1992. Cystalline sandstone slabs and river boulders - 4m x 2.3m x 5m
Zhan Wang - Floating Island Of Immortals
2006. Hollow stainless steel - 8.6m x 4.8m
Leon van den Eijkel - Red Cloud Confrontation In Landscape.
Twenty five cast formed and painted concrete cubes - 17.5m x 17.5m
Ralph Hotere - Te Hemara
1996. Sixteen galvanised columns incorporating No.8 stainless steel wire
5m x 3.6m x 26m
Sir Anish Kapoor - Dismemberment
2009. Mild steel tubing and tensioned PVC membrane
West elevation: 25m x 8m. East elevation: 8m x 25m. Overall length: 85m
Andy Goldsworthy - Arches
2005. Pink leadhill sandstone blocks stacked into eleven freestanding arches.
Each arch 7m in length.
Len Lye - Wind Wand
2003. Fibreglass tube - 4m x 5m x 200mm
Sol LeWitt - Pyramid (Keystone NZ)
1997. Concrete blocks - 7.75m x 16m x 16m
Marijke de Goey - The Mermaid
1999. Welded and painted tubular steel - 10m x 3m x 32m
Graham Bennett - Sea / Sky Kaipara
1994. Four tri-part stainless steel and glass units - 2m x 2.1m x 25m
Images where applicable courtesy of gibbsfarm.org.nz