Personal Papers of Ian Breakwell

1960s–2005

collection owner: Ian Breakwell, ‘Personal Papers of Ian Breakwell’ 1960s–2005

Available online are items which reflect key periods and themes in Ian Breakwell's work. These include project files relating to works such as 'The Institution', 'Circus', and 'Auditorium', as well as placements and artist-in-residences at Durham Cathedral. There are also notebooks kept by Ian Breakwell which feature diary entries and ideas for works, photographs, correspondence, and audio-visual material.

Details of the remainder of the collection can be found on the Archive catalogue.

Collection Owner
Ian Breakwell 1943–2005
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Ian Breakwell, April 2005.
Reference
TGA 20054

266 objects in this collection

Title
Twelve pieces of correspondence and one envelope sent from Ivor Davies to Ian Breakwell
Date
[c.07 November 1967–22 March 1969]
Description
Twelve pieces of correspondence and one envelope sent from Ivor Davies to Ian Breakwell.
Correspondence is regarding Ivor Davies, Ian Breakwell, and Adrian Nutbeam's collaboration on a happening in a theatre in Bristol in 1967/68, and a subsequent show together in Swansea. Also included are letters concerning Ivor Davies artwork Russian studies.
Six letters are illustrated:
TGA 20054/1/41/1 - features black and white print with text written over the top of it.
TGA 20054/1/41/2 - features some small drawings and diagrams to help illustrate Ivor Davies plans for his Bristol show.
TGA 20054/1/41/4 - features pages folded to create symmetrical ink wash design. Also features a sketch of a face on reverse of letter.
TGA 20054/1/41/5 - The front of the letter features a sketch of a man with arms raised. The text is coming out of man's mouth as if he was talking. The reverse of the letter features a sketch of female nude.
TGA 20054/1/41/7 - The front of the letter features sketches of faces, vases and other objects, with the text written over the top of them. The reverse of the letter features a sketch of two figures, one playing a cello or double bass, and the other playing a violin.
TGA 20054/1/41/11 - features pages folded to create symmetrical ink wash design.
Reference
TGA 20054/1/41

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