Natasha Jean Ling
Outstanding Contribution to the MA Community
Natasha Jean Ling is a multidisciplinary artist based in Norwich. During her study on the MA Curation course, her work focussed on community and audience. This idea of community was the catalyst to starting her podcast ‘Hair Talks’ which was broadcasted on BBC Radio Norfolk. Conversation and inclusivity have always been the key passions for Natasha as she thrives off working with a diverse range of people. Through her exploration of the topic of hair, she became part of the work itself through her involvement as a model looking at hair through her own lens.
Natasha draws inspiration from her culture and heritage and often creates work for and about the Black community within the UK. She is the founder of the African and Caribbean Society 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 space for students to connect and network with individuals from similar backgrounds and create a sense of a ‘home away from home’.