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.

01 April 2017

FIAPCE Education

Théâtre des Acteurs du Rire  
Learn to Laugh at Art this weekend :
Serial and Conceptual Photography
Works by Rooney, Coventry, Tyndall, FIAPCE, Ruscha, Huebler, König, Boltanski, Feldmann, the Bechers, Tajiri, Groover, and more.

Spare Room 33
Canberra, Australia

open Saturday 25 March and Saturday 1 April 2017
11.00 am - 4.30 pm
and by appointment 

FIAPCE Education, 1974     
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FIAPCE Education, 1974     
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 written under the photographs

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