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.


14 July 2018

TAR at AGNSW


Spacemakers and roomshakers 


ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

12 JULY - 21 OCTOBER 2018


Experience some of the most immersive and expansive artworks in the Art Galery of New South Wales' collection.

Employing light, sound, fabric, air, spices, these artworks also use the space of the gallery as a medium to be filled, tested, stretched, altered and above all energised. In the process, they enlist gallery-goers as collaborators, test subjects and ‘space explorers’ in distinctive sensory worlds.
  

– Media Release AGNSW


 below : Nike Savvas, 'Atomic: full of love full of wonder'


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


   

11 July 2018

verse + verso


LOOKING AT the auction lists 
for Melbourne and Tokyo
tomorrow : two paintings of
persons supported, looking 
to and looking fro


Theatre of the Actors of Regard   
 Lot 3123
 PETER CHURCHER (born 1964)
 Self Portrait Looking Away (1999)
 oil on canvas
 signed and dated lower centre: P. Churcher 99
 86 x 76cm


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


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 Description of item (translation) :
 It is Yosa Buson figure figure. 
 Paper book. Handwriting. Some spots, broken, there 
 are places of gnawing. 
 Please carefully look at the image and offer a bid.
 Size : Main Paper Vertical 85.4 cm Width 27.3 cm
 Overall Vertical 152.5 cm Horizontal 31.4 cm 
 Shaft 37.3 cm

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


   

09 July 2018

Edwin Tanner 'Mathematical Expressionist' at TarraWarra Museum of Art (until 15 July)


Edwin Tanner is one of our favorite artists of Melbourne, along with John Brack, Eric Thake and Robert Rooney.


 Edwin Tanner
 Self Portrait of a Public Servant 
 1953


 Edwin Tanner
 Double negation of family resemblances. Homage to 
 Wittgenstein 
 1967-68

And, just finished at Charles Nodrum Gallery,
'Edwin Tanner : Works on Paper from the Estate'.


 Edwin Tanner 
 (Untitled  - Study for an Astrological Mural) 


 Edwin Tanner
 "I think that the river is a strong brown god - sullen,
 untamed and intractable" but wholly devoid of fish
 1972

 Edwin Tanner, Prof Walter Diesendorf and Mrs Shirley Tanner 
 with dog Ethelred the Ready, 1974
 Fryer Library Pictorial Collection, UQFL477, PIC406 (detail)

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


   

06 July 2018

Down on their luck


AGWA Foundation Picture Club (July)

Headline image - Frederick McCubbin Down on his luck 1889. Oil on canvas, 145 x 183.3 x 14 cm (framed) 114.5 x 152.5 cm (painting). State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased 1896.


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


   

05 July 2018

New Melbourne Art Fair Regard (advertisement)


Vernissage: Be the First to Experience the New Melbourne Art Fair

The celebrated opening night of the Fair, Vernissage, is the first chance for art lovers to view works by some of the newest and most exciting contemporary artists from Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia on Wednesday 1 August, 5.00pm tp 8.00pm. Ticket includes drink on arrival and live performance.

Limited Tickets | $75 ($80 on door)


Image: Hiromi Tango, Lizard Tail (Dawn) 2018. Commissioned by MLC Life Insurance and Melbourne Art Foundation. Artist represented by Sullivan+Strumpf (Sydney, Singapore)


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


   

02 July 2018

Men In White : The Chart





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