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
- Tate Archive
- Presented to Tate Archive by Ian Breakwell, April 2005.
- TGA 20054
266 objects in this collection
- Series of notebooks kept by Ian Breakwell. In these books, Ian Breakwell jotted down notes, diary entries, conversations and observations, book reviews, and plans and ideas for specific works, projects and exhibitions.
He defines the purpose of these notebooks in one particular volume for January - March 1973 (TGA 20054/2/2), in which he has written the following on the inside cover:
"Through one year systematically use the work-process as an integral part of living day to day, so that it is a continuous, growing aid to increased awareness day and night. Must not become yet another mass of cerebral nonsense, nor a congested collection of documentation indecipherable to anyone except the artist. Obvious elements of self-analysis , but simultaneously looking outward (notes, descriptions, observations, scenarios, conversations); the evidence of the two processes, covering the whole spectrum of feelings, thoughts and emotions is the diary."
- TGA 20054/2