10 of the best outdoor art installations worldwide: readers’ travel tips

Even the most memorable landscape or city is lifted to another level by open-air artworks, as our readers reveal

We didn’t think anything manmade could compete with the grandeur of New Zealand’s natural beauty. Then we went to Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, near Auckland. The scale of the site and of the exhibits, by artists of international renown, is breathtaking. Standouts for me had to be a dazzling Eric Orr work titled Electrum, which threw lightning bolts; Anish Kapoor’s red trumpet-like structure called Dismemberment; and Gerry Judah’s stainless steel Jacob’s Ladder, which seemed to shift with the changing light, sometimes looking like billowing smoke, sometimes a twister straight out of The Wizard of Oz.

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