Programme ➔ Artist Residencies ➔ First Step (2004-2014)
2006 Nov19 (is beginning date)
2007 Feb 15 (has end date)
First Step showcase exhibition by artist Weng Fung Man. This exhibition was supported by the Professional Artist Development (PAD) scheme.
The artist used furniture, interior and industrial design to express their identity as a UK based artist of east Asia heritage and a committed Buddhist. Their works featured a fusion of east and west, exploring the duality and contradiction of being physically rooted in one country, but split spiritually between two cultures. Their works also incorporated their observation of Buddhist doctrines to "interpret my life experiences and understanding through my art". Their work explored the ideas of perception and relationships, using furniture as a metaphor to "convey the body, with specific reference to permanence and impermanence, whilst focusing on tension and balance".