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.

24 October 2017


                     Take the L  

                     out of Lover  
                     and it's over

                     Motels (1982)



Inspired by the Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean exhibition which radiates joy                      and colour, take part in a laughter session at the Museum of Contemporary                  Art (Sydney) and melt your worries away!
Through simple laughter exercises suitable for all ages, learn about the                    many benefits of laughter and its contagious nature. Join these summer                  mood-booster sessions which will energize your body and mind!
Laughter really is the best medicine.
Wednesday 8 November, 6–7pm
(This program will be offered from November 2017 – February 2018,                            find more dates in this series here)
National Centre for Creative Learning, Level 3
Bookings essential
$38 General
$30 Concessions*
$22 MCA Members
Booking fees apply

courtesy MCA (Laughists of TAR)                 

                     Take the S 
                     out of Slaughter
                     and it's laughter

                     FIAPCE (1982)

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