The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston Street, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010
Drawn to the messy nature of clay, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran admits that he is no master potter. Rather than reinventing the wheel, Nithiyendran has abandoned it entirely, in favour of a more visceral approach. Piling lump upon lump of clay, the artist forms crude figurines through which he explores notions of creation, religion and gender. Review by Hayley Haynes.