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.

10 May 2017

Picture Clubbing

Theatre of the Actors of Regard  

This month marks 15 years since 
the inception of the Foundation Picture Club,
a very special event that occurs every month
just for AGWA Foundation Members.

You're invited to join our expert Gallery Guides
on an adventure through art to further develop your understanding of the treasures in your State Art Collection.
This month's Picture Club is titled 
and will be looking at works by 
David Noonan and Mike Parr.

Nathan Beard
Untitled (Portrait with Yaai) 2016
photographic decal on glazed porcelain, PVD coating
25 x 36 cm, 28.5 x 39 cm (framed)
© Nathan Beard
Photo: Uri Auerbach

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

             LOGOS/HA HA