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Career Launcher: Akin Collective



Natalie King is a queer Anishinaabe artist based in Toronto. Influenced by colour, form, shape and identity her practice ranges from drawing, painting, print-making and installation. Centred through a queer lens involving portrayals of femme identities. Natalie’s works are about embracing the ambiguity and multiplicities of identity within the queer femme experience. Find out about her work at


The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce that Natalie King, a recent graduate of OCAD University’s Drawing & Painting program, is the recipient of the third annual Akin Collective Career Launcher! Natalie will receive studio credits at Akin inspiring shared workspaces in 2018–2019, valued at $1000.  

The AKIN Collective Career Launcher is an amazing opportunity for graduating students to become part of a larger creative community and gain access to the excellent multidisciplinary facilities that Akin Collective has to offer. Applications were reviewed by Akin's Directors and staff, faculty members, and staff from the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers.


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Natalie King (DRPT, 2018)

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