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.

29 July 2014


Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for submitting an expression of interest for the Melbourne Art Trams project.

The selection panel has met and unfortunately your expression of interest was not selected to become a tram artwork.  We received over 100 expressions of interest including a significant number of very high quality submissions which made the selection panel’s task all the more difficult.

The eight successful artists will be announced in the next week and the first of the Melbourne Art Trams will roll out in early October.  Keep an eye on our website for further updates: melbournefestival.com.au/trams

Kind regards
Melbourne Art Trams

10-26 October 2014

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