Saturday, August 26, 2017

Tonee Messiah : A New Famine

Tonee Messiah, our newest studio member, is having her MFA graduation show at 
9 Darley Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
30 AUG – 23 SEPT 2017

A New Famine is an exploration into the ways individualised knowledge is acquired and developed in the digital age. The culmination of a Masters research project into intuition and its function in the creative process, this body of work extends the exploration into the role intuition plays in the contemporary lived experience.

'As technology pervades the everyday workings of our lives, self-reliance and autonomous thought are becoming corrupted and mistrusted. We outsource our decisions on what to eat, when to sleep, who to love, what to like and what to think. A New Famine visualises a reality in limbo between who we are and how we have come to resolve this. It reflects on the state of a society that has been trained to favour connectedness over autonomy and mistrust intuitive knowing for obtained information.'
– Tonee Messiah

Tonee Messiah (b. 1983) graduated from Sydney College of the Arts with Honours in 2004. Messiah is represented in the collections of Artbank, Monash University Museum of Art, Allens Linklaters, Barker College and Campbelltown Hospital. A New Famine is her ninth solo exhibition at Gallery 9.

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