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.

30 August 2017

weep for painting

In 2010, Domenico de Clario curated the exhibition painthing (as one) at the Australian Experimental
Art Foundation, Adelaide.

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Opening tomorrow evening at MARS Gallery, Melbourne, is the exhibition weep for painting, again curated by Domenico de Clario.

rosslynd piggott
anne scott wilson
steven rhall
eugene carchesio
yhonnie scarce
neil fettling
adam boyd
peter tyndall
david palliser
nick mourtzakis
helen smith
laura cionci
gregory pryor
annette lawrence
danielle freakley
adam fuss
sophia hewson
giles ryder
domenico de clario

click here to read
weep for painting : seven non-occasions
by Domenico de Clario

click here to listen to
weep for painting
by Domenico de Clario

 2017.08.30 Domenico de Clario painting today at MARS 

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