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.

13 August 2014

Melbourne Art Fair 2014



Tonight, Wednesday 13 August 2014
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Location: The Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
Tickets: $150

It is advisable to book in advance although a limited amount will be available to purchase at the door this evening.

Plus ça change...
L'Exposition de Melbourne
The Royal Exhibition Building

June 1881

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and 'Spring 1883'
When three of Australia’s most proactive and progressive contemporary art world identities put their heads together, something interesting is bound to emerge. In this instance the result is an exciting new art fair that is set to give the grand dame of Australian art fairs (Melbourne Art Fair) a run for its money.
The brainchild of Melbourne gallerists Vasili Kaliman (Station), Geoff Newton (Neon Parc), and Vikki McInnes (Sarah Scout Presents), the new fair, entitled Spring 1883, will take place at Melbourne’s historic Hotel Windsor from August 14-17, 2014.

A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...