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A Visit to Gibbs Farm Fundraiser

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Join Corban Estate Arts Centre for a very special visit to the world-renowned Gibbs Farm sculpture park for an amazing day of art appreciation and inspiration. Every ticket purchased will support our fundraising goal for the return of our signature annual event, Kids Arts Festival 2024. After a three-year long hiatus we’re excited for the return of this beloved festival, but we need your help to make it happen!

Gibbs Farm is an open-air sculpture park boasting the largest collection of grand-scale outdoor sculpture in Aotearoa. Commissioned from some of the world’s most significant artists including major works by Graham Bennett, Chris Booth, Daniel Buren, Neil Dawson, Marijke de Goey, Andy Goldsworthy,Gerry Judah, Anish Kapoor, Sol LeWitt, Maya Lin, Len Lye, Peter Nicholls, George Rickey, Andrew Rogers, Richard Serra, Kenneth Snelson, Richard Thompson, Jeff Thomson, Leon van den Eijkel, Bernar Venet and Zhan Wang.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Gather your friends, bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy an unforgettable day out, surrounded by breathtaking sculpture, exotic animals and stunning views across the beautiful Kaipara Harbour - while supporting our fundraising initiative for the return of our Kids Arts Festival.

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We are very grateful to The Gibbs Farm trustees for their incredible hospitality, allowing us access to this very special site. As a private property, Gibbs Farm is only open by prior appointment to artists, educational institutions, charities and the public. Gibbs Farm is a private property open by appointment only on scheduled monthly visitor days as per their website. There is no entry fee applicable when visiting Gibbs Farm.

All funds raised at this event go directly to supporting Corban Estate Arts Centre in hosting Kids Arts Festival 2024. Tickets to this event are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

Please refer to Gibbs Farm terms and conditions prior to purchasing your tickets.

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GETTING THERE:

  • Gibbs Farm has two entrances, and we will be using the entrance via Barr Road, Makarau.
  • To minimise traffic congestion and our impact on the environment, please carpool. 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Gibbs Farm sculpture park is set on farmland that is steep and hilly on both grass and a paved pathway.
  • To view all sculptures at leisure, allow 3-4 hours to walk the 6-7km over the course of the day.
  • As large ponds and lakes are dotted across the site, children must be supervised at all times.
  • Various exotic animals graze several locations on the property.
  • Photography is permitted but no drones are allowed.

WHAT TO BRING:
The day will continue rain or shine so bring clothing suitable for sun, wind or rain.

  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Hat, sunblock, + wet weather gear.
  • Picnic lunch, snacks + water.
  • Your entry ticket/s.

TICKETS:
There is NO WIFI onsite so please ensure that you have either printed your tickets or saved a screenshot to present at the Barr Rd entry. This will reduce queues and allow everyone more time to enjoy the experience on the day.

FACILITIES:
Basic portaloo facilities are available in various locations on site as well as a purpose built multi-unit accessible facility at the Giraffe House.


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