Artist: Ramesh Nithiyendran (Australia) Collaborators: Mark Dyson - Lighting Designer - DarkHouse (Australia) Zoe Robinson-Kennedy...

Earth Deities

Location:

Circular Quay
2000 NSW
Australia

Price:
Free
This is an image of the Earth Deities installation at Vivid Sydney
This is an image of the Earth Deities installation at Vivid Sydney

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Event Details

Artist:
Ramesh Nithiyendran (Australia)

Collaborators:
Mark Dyson - Lighting Designer - DarkHouse (Australia)

Zoe Robinson-Kennedy - Curator – Creative Road (Australia)

A mystical presence… A mythical being… This monumental multi-limbed cacophonous avatar demands our devotion as it pulses with a synthesis of dramatic lighting and sound. Towering over a corner of Hickson Road Reserve, the contemporary sculpture is positioned between famous Sydney landmarks – the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the expressive grin of Luna Park’s entrance – and reflects upon Sydney as a global, multicultural city with plural histories.

According to the artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, the part-idol, part-monster, part-hero gestures to a range of global sources that link his cultural background to contemporary culture at large.

“The work extends core processes of my art practice – especially the transfiguration of earth, fire and water – while connecting ways destruction has been positioned as a generative force in various narratives of belief.” – Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran

Ramesh is also speaking about his artistic practice and creative connections along with Bangarra Dance Theatre's Artistic Director Stephen Page and Bankstown Poetry Slam Co-Founder Sara Mansour at the FREE Vivid Ideas X Australian Museum event Soul of the City – 6:30pm Wednesday 15 June at the Australian Museum. 

Country represented by installation: Australia

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Access and Inclusion

  • Audio Described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Features Audio - The event features audio.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.