Artist In Residence

Gerard Roelof Verkaaik - Resident Sculptor at Forrest Winery


By incorporating other materials along with Oamaru stone, (steel, glass, wood, lighting), Gerard fuses the differing elements into unique creations, some robust for outdoor display, others for interior use. Gerard focuses on small to medium sized works that can be freighted through regular networks. Works are located within the Cellar Door area and in the surrounding gardens.
During the summer, Gerard can be found working creatively under the vines in the fabulous garden setting of the winery, on classic Marlborough Saturday afternoons.
Interact with the sculptor while you enjoy sampling what are, or will become some of your favourite Marlborough wines.

Works are for sale through the Cellar Door without surcharge, or by contacting the artist directly. Commissions are welcome, interactive creativity is encouraged.

Gerard Roelof Verkaaik Home Studio: 
No 8 on the ARTS TRAIL 
41 New Renwick Road 
Phone +64 3 578 8576


The Forrest Sculpture Park and Trail Park



Permanent works from various artists are scattered throughout the park. A bold red carving by Fatu Feu’u grabs attention along the entrance of S.H.6 , several large stone works by Timothy Mark are sited around the estate, and a Kim Gabara construction resides in the forecourt garden. Pick up a Forrest Trail Guide and stroll through the vista, glass in hand.