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.

05 July 2018

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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)

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