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.

24 November 2010

freehand: recent Australian drawing

Opening tonight at Heide Museum of Modern Art

freehand: recent Australian drawing

Curator : Linda Michael

Artists : Steven Asquith, Del Kathryn Barton, Peter Booth, eX de Medici, Marco Fusinato, Mira Gojak, Locust Jones, Newell Harry, Michelle Ussher, Gosia Wlodarczak, Eugene Carchesio, Greg Creek, Domenico De Clario, Matt Hinkley, Joyce Hinterding, Richard Lewer, Laith McGregor, Alasdair McLuckie, Robert MacPherson, Catherine O’Donnell, Nick Selenitsch, Sandra Selig, Aida Tomescu, Peter Tyndall, Ken Whisson

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