Congratulations to Master of Fine Arts graduate Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, who was awarded the 2014 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging).

Nithiyendran plans to use the fellowship award, valued at $30,000, for a proposed program of research and residencies in Sri Lanka where he will visit religious sites and connect with his cultural heritage.

He will also spend time in Europe to undertake fieldwork at various Christian sites of worship and architecture. The program will culminate with an exhibition in Sydney at a date to be announced.

Artbank purchased one of Nithiyendran's works for their collection.

See Nithiyendran’s work in the 2014 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) finalists exhibition at Artspace until 12 December.