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.

19 October 2016

Theatre of the Advertisements of Regard (#2)

   The QAGOMA Foundation invites you and your guests to  


Wednesday 19 October
6.00 – 8.00pm 

Queensland Art Gallery
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct
South Bank, Brisbane

Join us for the second annual ‘project pitch’, a lively contest between QAGOMA Curatorial and Learning and Public Engagement teams who will each offer a special project with the aim of securing the Future Collective’s support in 2016. 

Members and guests will be presented a series of exciting options at the Queensland Art Gallery and enjoy a rare behind the scenes tour of the Gallery’s temporary collection storage area

Voting and refreshments will follow in the Sculpture Courtyard. 

Tickets $40.00 (GST incl.)

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