David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

07 October 2010

West Space A4Art Fun Raiser

There are several fun raisers on this week :
the West Space A4Art Fun Raiser runs from 6 - 10 October.
Artists include :
Arlo Mountford | Bianca Hester | Brett Jones | Caroline Williams | Irene Hanenbergh | Isobel Knowles |James Kenyon | Janenne Eaton | Juan Ford | Kit Wise | Lily Hibberd | Louisa Bufardeci | Masato Takasaka | Michael Graeve | Patrick Pound | Peter Tyndall | Pip Ryan | Raafat Ishak |Richard Lewer | Ronnie van Hout | Ross Coulter |Rozalind Drummond | Sally Smart | Siri Hayes | Terri Bird | Utako Shindo | Warren Taylor and many more

Things available include :
2010.09.26_WEST SPACE A4Art Print _ two performers at ideogram_AFL GRAND FINAL_sRGB_400
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...