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.


21 January 2023

Re. relations




Theatre of Ambient Relations  
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15 January 2023

Postcard received

from J&M travelling abroad, 
of Mondrian’s ‘Composition with Yellow Lines’ (1933)


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11 January 2023

Rural Australians for Refugees _ Daylesford


At 5pm Friday for the past four years, RARD has staged a 30 minute protest vigil in central Daylesford. Last Friday was the last. Toot! Toot!










To Assist Refugees    
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05 January 2023

Gob Stopper


The Speaking Tour [ Pt 2 ) 

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 
Third Test - Australia versus South Africa
Day 2 from the Sydney Cricket Ground 

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04 January 2023

letter to an art student


THE VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS 
                      24th April, 1974.

Mr P. Tyndall, 
49 McIlwraith Street, 
NORTH CARLTON. Vic. 3054  

Dear Peter,  

I have to notify you that the mid-term reports are now being compiled by the teaching staff. In your case it will be exceedingly difficult as you rarely if ever work in the school. I wish to point out that an unsatisfactory report or no report at all ultimately means that you will not be promoted to the successive year. Let me also remind you that you are required by the College authorities to comply with 80% attendance unless you have been granted permission of leave from the Dean of the School of Art.  

                      Yours sincerely,  

                      Marc Clark 
                      Senior Lecturer 

Towards Atelier Reform  
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01 January 2023

re. Covers & Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire

   
Yesterday, @livres_hon posted a photo of a page of the new journal KAFAY LARDAY. It showed various responses to the question WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT THE ART WORLD?.

Elizabeth Pulie wrote: “If I could, I would change the art world’s relation to, and view of, the period of conceptual art that occurred in Lippard’s ‘six years’ between 1966 and 1972. In my view, the aims of the original conceptual artists were, broadly : to practice art conceptually, in dematerialised or ephemeral forms, to escape the institutions of the object, the market, the exhibition space and even “the artist” itself, as identity. Unfortunately, these aims seem to be badly known in the current moment: this is something I would change. I would change the fact that, as predicted by Kosuth, conceptual art forms became a ‘style’ in the post-conceptual era. I would change the fact of conceptual art’s romanticisation or poeticisation in much current art, in order that its less romantic origins be made clearer.”

This morning, we listened to The Music Show on Radio National. Andrew Ford in discussion with James Gavin, responding to Ted Gioia’s new book The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire (2nd Edition).

Thus, this first drawing of 2023, headlined standards and covers; and the second, riffing on The Way You Look Tonight, original lyrics by Dorothy Fields.

TheaTAR and the Art Repertoire  
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31 December 2022

Happy New Year To All !


Each year local artist Jeff Stewart paints a poster for the annual Daylesford New Year's Eve Parade. Here are our photos of the last four as billboards, including for this evening's parade.





Theatre of the Annual Renewal 
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08 November 2022

Theatre of Eclipse

        
Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
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03 November 2022

Road to ... Melbourne


Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and 
Sengai Gibon, on the road from The Met to Melbourne
[enacting his “TenmangÅ«,” Sugawara no Michizane as Tenjin Traveling to China)


present

TARist as TARzen carrying Title branch from Bonzaview to Melb-Naarm



Theatre of the Actors of Regard
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25 October 2022

Appropriation Bill #1


  Theatre of the Accountants of Regard, 
  Theatre of the Actuaries of Regard, 
  Theatre of the Assessors of Regard, 
  Theatre of the Appropriationists of Regard 
  Theatre of the Actors of Regard
  present 
  APPROPRIATION BILL #1 
  A first reading
  A first viewing
  A first regard 

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