Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran: making Avatar Towers

Take a peek into the creative process of Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, whose exuberant installation Avatar Towers 2020 will welcome welcome visitors in the Gallery’s entrance vestibule from late October.

Nithiyendran has created more than 70 sculptures of guardian and protector figures in bronze and clay, their polymorphous bodies embellished with luscious glazes in super-charged colours. Inspired in part by the Gallery’s Asian art collections, Avatar Towers combines humour with reverence, the spiritual and the sensual.

See the installation process in the Gallery 19-30 October 2020 and the artwork on exhibition as part of Archie Plus 31 October-late February 2021.

This video was commissioned by Parramatta Artists’ Studios, Rydalmere for NEXT. Filmed on Darug Country.