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.

27 June 2012


Fortunately, the proponents of ACCA pencilism had placed their order with Faber well in advance of this evening's soirée. The pencils have now arrived!

ACCA : Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Wednesday 27 June 20-12, 6pm - 8pm

Under the influence of Berlinde De Bruyckere's vast and visceral sculptures, this untutored drawing class sets you free in the gallery to refine or experiment with your observational and still life drawing techniques. Paper, pencils, charcoal and wine will be provided.

$20. Bookings essential - (03) 9697 9999

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Heroic Pencil Worker prepares to pack pencils for shipment to Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

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