Studio G: Gerhard Talks Art, Curation and His Vision

Gerhard van Niekerk is not only a talented artist and sculptor, he is also the curator for the beautiful Studio G Gallery at The Bay Hotel, and the maker of the exquisite sculpture currently on display on the lawns of Camps Bay Retreat. Van Niekerk has a personal connection with Village N Life, and especially […]


Specific events can have a profound impact on one’s life and work. For artists, life events have always been a source of inspiration. The untimely death of a friend is a recent life event that not only shook me to my core, but also provided very clear and insistent inspiration of a recent sculpture. My […]

Launching Studio G Art Galleries

In 2018, I entered into a partnership with the world-renowned hospitality and tourism group, Village N Life, and launched Studio G art galleries. Studio G aims to provide a unique platform for established as well as emerging local artists to exhibit their work in some of South Africa’s most luxurious, exclusive and successful hotels. Studio […]

Installation at Camps Bay Retreat

I recently had the honour of installing a larger-than-life female torso sculpture at the exquisite Camps Bay Retreat. The installation was extra special for me for two reasons. Firstly, I used to work for Village and Life – the company that owns and operates the Camps Bay Retreat – and secondly, I once lived on […]


As a figurative sculptor, my subject has always been the human body. The human body fascinates me – how beautiful it could be, what incredible feats it can achieve, how hard and far it can be pushed, but also how ugly, fragile and weak it can be. As a young boy I was diagnosed with […]

Knysna 20 Year Birthday Exhibition

9 November 2017 marked the opening of Knysna Fine Arts 20 Year Birthday Exhibition. Leading up to the exhibition, Trent Read, the owner of the gallery noted: “Two decades is a milestone in any business but to survive as a gallery in a small town is quite special. As in any worthwhile journey there have […]