Unique experience
Gibbs Farm is a privately owned sculpture park is only rarely open to the public, so with the generosity of the owner this is a truly special opportunity to spend the day among some of the best examples of works by Anish Kapoor, Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Serra, Daniel Buren, Chris Booth and more. Curator Jane Sutherland will lead this tour. The scope, ambition and artistic quality of Gibbs Farm rivals major collections and sculpture parks around the world. Guests will enjoy a picnic lunch at the farm.

Description

Celebrate Art will give guests an exclusive tour of the privately-owned and rarely-accessible Gibbs Farm sculpture park, stockroom tours of leading Auckland galleries Gow Langsford and Two Rooms, and the opportunity to listen and learn from two of the southern hemisphere art world’s foremost scholars.

The chance to view the Gibbs Farm sculptures, set against the stunning backdrop of the Kaipara Harbour is a highly sought-after experience and one that a privileged few can enjoy. Combine this with three days of indulging in food, Greystone wines, spa and golf in the idyllic surrounds of The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, and you have a weekend never to be forgotten.

Guest speakers Sue Gardiner and Rhana Devenport are engaging speakers so expect to be enthralled by their takes on what's important, what's happening now and what you need to know in today's fast moving art work.

Other useful information

Sue Gardiner is the Co-Director of the Chartwell Collection, a public collection of contemporary art on long term loan to the Auckland Art Gallery, while Rhana Devenport is the Director of The Auckland Art Galleryand recently curated New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana’s video work In Pursuit of Venus first at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

Experiences to be offered

The Saturday night dinner will be another special highlight- a five course tasting menu by Kauri Cliffs and Relais & Chateaux Executive Chef Barry Frith, with matched wines by North Canterbury, NZ ’s Greystone Wines. Planted by the Thomas family in 2004, Greystone's 40-hectare organic vineyard is perched on the unique limestone hills of the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. In 2016, they were named Vineyard of the Year in the New Zealand Organic Wine Awards.