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

 Image: Claire Lambe, Untitled production still 2016
 courtesy the artist and Sarah Scout Presents

 Theatre of the Advertisements of Regard   

 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
We are delighted to invite you to:
Friday 18 November 2016
from 7pm – 11pm

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Hosted by Andrew Taylor & Rachel Griffiths
The Inaugural ACCA Party will unfold with new artistic works, unexpected encounters, performances, choreography, announcements and events. Join our luminous community of artists, friends and supporters for a night of celebration, discovery and merry-making. Grace us with your illustrious presence. Join us to champion new art and bold ideas. 
KC Studios
2 Chelmsford Street
$230 per person or 
$200 per person for groups of 10 
Tickets are limited.
For all enquiries, 
please contact Grace Davenport 
gdavenport@accaonline.org.au (03) 9697 9914