Item GSAA/EPH/10/163 - Poster for a lecture by Ian Breakwell entitled 'Continuous Diary'

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GSAA/EPH/10/163

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Poster for a lecture by Ian Breakwell entitled 'Continuous Diary'

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  • [1967] (Creation)

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This poster advertised a lecture given by the artist Ian Breakwell that was held in the Mackintosh Lecture Theatre at The Glasgow School Of Art. Breakwell is well known for working in a variety of mediums including print, installation, film and photography, however he is best known for making work based around his diary entries. He is also associated with The Artist Placement Group, an organisation set up in 1966 to bring art practice into hospitals and prisons. This particular lecture focused on work made between 1965 and 1967. The reverse of the poster is annotated with "J.Cosgrove".

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This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

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(1939-)

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James Cosgrove, or Jimmy Cosgrove as he is more popularly known, is a Scottish artist and designer. He was a member of staff at GSA where his positions held included Lecturer in Design (Textile Design) from 1973-1980, and Senior Lecturer in Charge of Printed Textiles from 1980-1982, before being appointed Deputy Director of The Glasgow School of Art. He retired from academic life in 1999. His recent work in painting, drawing and collage is derived from travel in general and people and places in the west of Scotland in particular - including Arran and Ayrshire. A regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute, The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Paisley Art Institute, Cosgrove also exhibits widely in a number of commercial galleries. He is a Director with the House for an Art Lover and has contributed to books on art and design, Charles Rennie Mackintosh - and ART PARK Glasgow at Bellahouston Park, where he has a Sculpture fabricated in iron and steel titled; ‘Shipbuilding - Homage to those who made the Clyde great’.

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Probably a lithograph print done in two layers of grey and black inks.

Dimensions: 1100 x 760 mm

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GB 1694 GSAA/EPH/10/163

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition

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