Fist Step: Sonia Kan

23 Sep 2010 – 23 Dec 2010

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00


Travel Information

  • Nearest bus station is Shudhill Exchange and Piccadilly Gardens is 5min walk
  • Nearest station is Victoria and Piccadilly is only 10min walk away

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Sonia Kan's First Step showcase, ‘The mother and her untamed entity' is an exploration of the relationship between a mother and her daughter. The installation takes the form of two large crochet nets, hanging dubiously around one another. These nets represent the two female figures fighting for their position within the space but who are also reliant on each other at all times for support and stability. Sonia is a Manchester based multi-disciplinary artist who is using the traditional skill of crocheting (taught by her mother) specifically for the First Step space. Her work is frequently preoccupied with texture and with testing the boundaries of its strength and versatility. For Sonia, experimenting with material comes naturally, and she often finds the materials as an extension of herself. Throughout the duration of her First Step showcase, Sonia will be continuing to work on the nets, creating a durational performance as part of the work, which will allow the work itself to constantly evolve.


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