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.

28 July 2016

Get / The Very First Look At / The Last Canvases

  • TALK
  /  THURSDAY 28 JULY 2016

Get the very first look at Painting. More Painting! Led by ACCA’s Artistic Director, Max Delany, this special exhibition preview is for primary, secondary, tertiary and museum educators. Bring a group along from 4.30pm and enjoy a drink from ACCA’s bar. Max will lead a walk and talk through the exhibition beginning at 5pm.
This is a unique opportunity to see a major ACCA exhibition just as the last canvases are hung and finishing touches are being made by the installation crew.

Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...