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Natasha Ling

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Natasha Ling

graduateNorwich, United Kingdom
About me
Natasha Jean Ling is a multidisciplinary artist based in Norwich, UK. She studied a BA in Fashion Communication and promotion with the focus being on fashion styling, marketing, content photography and social media. After completing her BA, She went on to study a Masters in Curatorial Studies with the focus being on community and audience. This is where she started her podcast ‘Hair Talks’ which was broadcasted on BBC Radio Norfolk. The conversation has always been the key passion for Natasha, she loves to talk to people from all different backgrounds. she is inspired by her culture and heritage and often creates work about the Black community within the UK. She is the founder of the African and Caribbean Focus Group at Norwich University of the arts, which is a safe space for students to connect with like-minded people and to discuss topics of their choice. Natasha created this as a safe space for ethnic students to feel as though they are home away from home. In her spare time, Natasha is a freelance model and writer/blogger who specialises in beauty and wellness. She works with brands as an ambassador to create visually pleasing assets for social media platforms. She enjoys social media and uses it more for networking within the industry. Natasha is an ambitious individual that puts her heart and soul into everything that she does. She has an eye for detail and has acquired various skills that she intends to utilise further such as illustration and is hoping to start her own brand later on this year. @natashajeanling on Instagram
Projects
  • Self-Care RoutineI illustrated two pieces in the theme of self-care for the online women's journal Home Of Passion (homeofpassion.com). The article "10 Habits to Start a Self-Care Routine Today." was written by Melody Lipford and talks about practising self-care and how everybody should be taking time for themselves in one way or another. The artwork that I put forward for the journal is two pieces that I created of Ari Lennox from her album 'Shea Butter Baby', and Tracee Ellis Ross.
  • Men In Musicfine line illustrations using Adobe illustrator - Stevie Wonder - MF Doom - De La Soul - J Dilla
Projects credited in
  • Loose Cannon does CarnivalJoin us for a live broadcast of carnival sounds to go along with the bank holiday weekend. Playing everything from Reggae to Soca, Calypso to Dub and genres brought over by the Windrush Generation including Grime, Join us for a live broadcast of carnival sounds to go along with the bank holiday weekend. Playing everything from Reggae to Soca, Calypso to Dub and genres that were heavily influenced by them including UK Funky, Jungle, Grime and more. Simply visit www.loosecannon.info on the 31s
  • The New CollectiveAs part of my MA Curation course, I had to help curate an exhibition alongside the MA Fine Art students. We created The New Collective and my roles ranged from designing all the posters to curating and exhibiting some work in the exhibition as well.
  • "The Estate" by Richard Woods @ Houghton HallI had the opportunity to help install 'The Estate' by Richard Woods at Houghton Hall alongside other MA students from Norwich University of the Arts. The installation was 70,000 sq ft (6,503 sq m) "the size of a football pitch" and it was drawn out with black cotton fabric and secured with tent pegs. This was an exciting project by Richard Woods and we were given the opportunity to have a tour of the grounds from David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley (who is the current resident of th
Work history
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    Gallery assistantEast Gallery NUA
    Norwich, United KingdomInternship
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    Social media internWild Seed Botanicals
     - Norwich, United KingdomInternship
    Working remotely from home
Skills
  • Illustration
  • Content Creator
  • Content Generation
  • Photography
  • Blog Management
  • Creative Research
  • Set Design
  • Brand Styling
  • Social Content Strategy
  • Common Sense
Education
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    MA CurationNorwich University of the arts
    Norwich, United Kingdom
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    BA Fashion Communication and PromotionNorwich University of the arts
     - Norwich, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Nominated - Change Makers 2020Norwich University of the arts
    I started an African and Caribbean focus group at my university (Norwich University Of The arts) due to not having one before and as I have been studying at uni for what is now my fourth year, I noticed that there was something missing and what a lot of students requested. I wanted a place for students to feel they are welcomed and appreciated whilst studying. Essentially, a home away from home and a place to connect with like-minded people. The focus group started off as a small gathering on Wednesday evenings which then developed into a small society. As well as the focus group, I run events within the society such as pizza parties, movie nights and games night. Whilst being in lockdown, I have tried to keep the group going by organising virtual focus groups on Zoom and Google Hangouts which have been very effective. Every meeting is different with different themes covered. Moving forward, the aim is to carry this through the summer and hopefully the near future and to have some more in person events. The Student Union Awards happen every year at the university and is granted by the Student Union president and administrator. All students can cast their nominations to who they think have helped make a difference to the student experience that particular year. To my surprise, I was nominated under the category Change Makers 2020 by my peers for the Afro Caribbean Focus group.