Personal Papers of Ian Breakwell


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
Tate Archive
Presented to Tate Archive by Ian Breakwell, April 2005.
TGA 20054

266 objects in this collection

File labelled, ‘Insitution - Ally Pally’
August 1971–June 1978
File, originally labelled, 'Institution - Ally Pally', consists of documents relating to performances of 'The Institution'. It includes a synopsis of the performance, photographs of the performance, and a photocopied transcript of a tape-recording of the performance. The majority of the material in this file is concerned with a performance at 'Art Spectrum', Alexandra Palace, London in 1971. However, this file also includes material relating to performances at the ICA in 1973 and a 1978 film, 'The Institution' by Ian Breakwell and Kevin Coyne.
TGA 20054/4/3/2