Natascha J.A. Rodenburg


Natascha J.A. Rodenburg is a Dutch-New Zealand sculptor and artist. She was born in the Netherlands in 1968 to parents of Dutch, German and Slovenian descent.

In 1992 she completed her training in sculpture and art history at the Academie Beeldende Kunsten in Maastricht, the Netherlands (a Dutch Tertiary Education Institution). She received the ‘Academie Prijs 1992’ after completing her studies. While studying she got involved in tai chi and chi kung and she taught herself to integrate these disciplines as a training program for her future work. She moved to Amsterdam and took part in several group exhibitions, through which her work was shown in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Russia. She also became involved in the Performance Arts.

After the death of both her parents, she moved to New Zealand in 1996 with her future husband. There they built a gaff rigged, steel hulled yacht which was launched in 1997. At the same time, from 1996 until 2000, she worked as a sculpture tutor.

Until 2006, they lived on the boat and sailed the Pacific, while she also stepped into motherhood with two daughters. As workspace was limited during this time period, the focus for her creativity took her back into the Performance Arts and the Healing Arts. Her work with the Visual Arts was resumed in 2009.

Meanwhile, having become a chi kung instructor, a longing to experience and deepen her knowledge of energy work drew her to study homeopathy and learning to listen to plants. A total deepening, connecting and feeling of coming home came through an invitation to work as a healer in a Maori Wellness clinic. Work then became a learning ground through 'learning by being'.

In 2007, after settling on the land in Northland, New Zealand, she set up a small business – “Core Essence – Movement in Stillness, a holistic approach into the Arts”. This came to fruition when set up officially in 2012 and has been growing ever since.

In 2014 she joined a group exhibition, presenting work developed over the previous five years. And in 2016 she returned enriched and inspired back to the Netherlands. Since then her work has only gained strength and momentum. During the period April-May 2018 she became participant in the researchproject 'Like an Artist' set up for mid-career or older artists at the post-academic Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

She is strengthening the connection between New Zealand and the Netherlands and is establishing her work internationally.

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Past Exhibitions, Events, Publications, Prizes


2017

Group exhibitions

Wharepuke, Kerikeri, New Zealand / 'Sculpture trail 2018'VillageArts, Kohukohu, New Zealand / 'Hokianga Re-Mix'/ 'Untitled...'/ 'Make Yourself at home''LandArt Fieldtrip', Gemert Bakel, the Netherlands'Biënale LandArt Diessen', Diessen, the NetherlandsSmashing Colors Gallery, Goirle, the Netherlands / 'Dat snijdt hout'Solo exhibitionsHospital location Refaja, Stadskanaal, the Netherlands / 3 termsEventsOpeningceremony sculpture trail LandArt Diessen 2017, the Netherlands in coincidence with the presentation of biobased economy and Dutch biobased companies to the European Parlement / Improvised speech: 'Food for Thought, Pre-Experiment 1: Experiencing 'Pathway of Unlimited Potential' Presentation / Hospital location Refaja, Stadskanaal, the NetherlandsPublications17 August / Booklaunching Fast Fibres Poetry 4, Whangarei, New ZealandArticle: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/those-who-looking-authenticity-inspiration-depth-value-rodenburg

2016  

Group exhibitionsWharepuke, Kerikeri, New Zealand / 'Sculpture trail 2017'Waikato Society of Arts, Hamilton, New Zealand / 'Salon des Refuses'King's Theatre Creative, Kawakawa, New Zealand / 'Flora, Fauna & Awa'PublicationsFast Fibres Poetry 3, Whangarei, New Zealand (ISSN 2382-1507 / ISSN 2382-1515)HIMMELBLAU Art Compass 2016, Germany (ISBN 978-3-9813474-9-4)

2015  

Group exhibitionsWharepuke, Kerikeri, New Zealand / 'Sculpture trail 2016'VillageArts Gallery, Kohukohu, New Zealand / 'Dreaming'/ 'Boxed'King's Theatre Creative, Kawakawa, New Zealand / 'He Kete Aronui'/ 'Seven Sisters – Mana Wahine'/ 'Wairua – Mana Tangata, Mana Whenua'Jetsom Artspace, Kerikeri, New Zealand / 'Emergent'Black Asterisk Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand / 'Sculpture Trail'The Flute Farm, Kerikeri, New Zealand / artwork display at monthly and fortnightly concertsEventsKing's Theatre Creative, Kawakawa, New Zealand / Live poetry performance, Film & Literature FestivalBooklaunching 'Teampower', Belgium / Videopresentation '5 Elements'Prizes / Scholarships / NominationsPalm Art Award Nominee 2015, Europe

2014

Group exhibitionsThe Flute Farm, Kerikeri, New Zealand / artwork display at monthly and fortnightly concertsPapatuanuku SOUL-utions event, Kerikeri, New Zealand / Original Journey Essence Paintings displayedEventsEcho Dance Production, Kerikeri, New Zealand / Improvisation: 'Water Spirit with the Inner Strength of Oak' / Journey Essence Paintings used as backdrop projectionsPublicationsIllustrations: 'Teampower, Alchemie van de Groep' by Baud Vandenbemden, Belgium (ISBN 9789461537058)

1992 - 2013

Events2013     Unite’ Gathering, Matauri Bay, New Zealand / Voice performances2011 / 2012     New Zealand / Co-creations, movement improvisations with Edna Levy-Katz (BodyLight) and Melissa Fitt (Body in Motion): 'Journey of Growth'/ 'Dragonfly'2008 / 2009     Staged voice performances ‘Hands on Fire’ (USA), James Henry (USA), Sika (New Zealand), New Zealand2002 / 2008     ‘Mamaku - a phone-story', ‘The Story of the Wind', solo improvisations in voice and movement, New Zealand and the Netherlands1994 / 1996     Interactive installations with Fiona de Bell (De Schommelende Soeptent, Circus Torremolinos, Zeemeerminnentocht) / film 'ANNA' with Anya van Lit ('Exploding Cinema', 'Filmhuis Cavia', de 'Roxy' Amsterdam, Film theater 'De Fabriek' Zaandam, Film Festival Sydney, Australie) / Solo performances (‘The Connected Body?’ School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) / group street performances (‘La gorge et la Chaisse’, France)Group Exhibitions2001     Private venue, Whangarei, New Zealand.1993 / 1995     'Russia' (Amsterdam) / 'Datsja Peredjelkino' (Moskou) / 'Banken in Maquette-vorm' (Antwerp, Groningen, Amsterdam) / 'Estafette Project' (Ron Miltenburg, St.Achterstraat, Hoorn, the Netherlands)Publications1997     Illustrations annual report 1997 Warner & Consorten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands1993     Female mobility from the Netherlands to Russia, BBK krant nr. 213Prizes / Scholarships / Nominations1994     Scholarship program ‘The connected Body, Marina Abramovic', School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, the Netherlands1992     Academie Prijs 1992’, Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht (Dutch Tertiairy Education Institution), Maastricht, the Netherlands


2017

Group exhibitions

Wharepuke, Kerikeri, New Zealand / 'Sculpture trail 2018'VillageArts, Kohukohu, New Zealand / 'Hokianga Re-Mix'/ 'Untitled...'/ 'Make Yourself at home''LandArt Fieldtrip', Gemert Bakel, the Netherlands'Biënale LandArt Diessen', Diessen, the NetherlandsSmashing Colors Gallery, Goirle, the Netherlands / 'Dat snijdt hout'Solo exhibitionsHospital location Refaja, Stadskanaal, the Netherlands / 3 termsEventsOpeningceremony sculpture trail LandArt Diessen 2017, the Netherlands in coincidence with the presentation of biobased economy and Dutch biobased companies to the European Parlement / Improvised speech: 'Food for Thought, Pre-Experiment 1: Experiencing 'Pathway of Unlimited Potential' Presentation / Hospital location Refaja, Stadskanaal, the NetherlandsPublications17 August / Booklaunching Fast Fibres Poetry 4, Whangarei, New ZealandArticle: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/those-who-looking-authenticity-inspiration-depth-value-rodenburg

2016  

Group exhibitionsWharepuke, Kerikeri, New Zealand / 'Sculpture trail 2017'Waikato Society of Arts, Hamilton, New Zealand / 'Salon des Refuses'King's Theatre Creative, Kawakawa, New Zealand / 'Flora, Fauna & Awa'PublicationsFast Fibres Poetry 3, Whangarei, New Zealand (ISSN 2382-1507 / ISSN 2382-1515)HIMMELBLAU Art Compass 2016, Germany (ISBN 978-3-9813474-9-4)

2015  

Group exhibitionsWharepuke, Kerikeri, New Zealand / 'Sculpture trail 2016'VillageArts Gallery, Kohukohu, New Zealand / 'Dreaming'/ 'Boxed'King's Theatre Creative, Kawakawa, New Zealand / 'He Kete Aronui'/ 'Seven Sisters – Mana Wahine'/ 'Wairua – Mana Tangata, Mana Whenua'Jetsom Artspace, Kerikeri, New Zealand / 'Emergent'Black Asterisk Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand / 'Sculpture Trail'The Flute Farm, Kerikeri, New Zealand / artwork display at monthly and fortnightly concertsEventsKing's Theatre Creative, Kawakawa, New Zealand / Live poetry performance, Film & Literature FestivalBooklaunching 'Teampower', Belgium / Videopresentation '5 Elements'Prizes / Scholarships / NominationsPalm Art Award Nominee 2015, Europe

2014

Group exhibitionsThe Flute Farm, Kerikeri, New Zealand / artwork display at monthly and fortnightly concertsPapatuanuku SOUL-utions event, Kerikeri, New Zealand / Original Journey Essence Paintings displayedEventsEcho Dance Production, Kerikeri, New Zealand / Improvisation: 'Water Spirit with the Inner Strength of Oak' / Journey Essence Paintings used as backdrop projectionsPublicationsIllustrations: 'Teampower, Alchemie van de Groep' by Baud Vandenbemden, Belgium (ISBN 9789461537058)

1992 - 2013

Events2013     Unite’ Gathering, Matauri Bay, New Zealand / Voice performances2011 / 2012     New Zealand / Co-creations, movement improvisations with Edna Levy-Katz (BodyLight) and Melissa Fitt (Body in Motion): 'Journey of Growth'/ 'Dragonfly'2008 / 2009     Staged voice performances ‘Hands on Fire’ (USA), James Henry (USA), Sika (New Zealand), New Zealand2002 / 2008     ‘Mamaku - a phone-story', ‘The Story of the Wind', solo improvisations in voice and movement, New Zealand and the Netherlands1994 / 1996     Interactive installations with Fiona de Bell (De Schommelende Soeptent, Circus Torremolinos, Zeemeerminnentocht) / film 'ANNA' with Anya van Lit ('Exploding Cinema', 'Filmhuis Cavia', de 'Roxy' Amsterdam, Film theater 'De Fabriek' Zaandam, Film Festival Sydney, Australie) / Solo performances (‘The Connected Body?’ School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) / group street performances (‘La gorge et la Chaisse’, France)Group Exhibitions2001     Private venue, Whangarei, New Zealand.1993 / 1995     'Russia' (Amsterdam) / 'Datsja Peredjelkino' (Moskou) / 'Banken in Maquette-vorm' (Antwerp, Groningen, Amsterdam) / 'Estafette Project' (Ron Miltenburg, St.Achterstraat, Hoorn, the Netherlands)Publications1997     Illustrations annual report 1997 Warner & Consorten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands1993     Female mobility from the Netherlands to Russia, BBK krant nr. 213Prizes / Scholarships / Nominations1994     Scholarship program ‘The connected Body, Marina Abramovic', School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, the Netherlands1992     Academie Prijs 1992’, Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht (Dutch Tertiairy Education Institution), Maastricht, the Netherlands



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