Bobby Baker's Diary Drawings
Thursday 19 March 2009 - Sunday 2 August 2009
Bobby Baker is one of the most widely acclaimed and popular
performance artists working today. She began her diary drawings in
1997 when she became a patient at a day centre. Originally private,
they gradually became a way for her to communicate complex thoughts
and emotions that are difficult to articulate to her family,
friends and professionals.
The drawings cover Bobby's experiences
of day hospitals, acute psychiatric wards, 'crisis' teams and a
variety of treatments. They chart the ups and downs of her
recovery, family life, work as an artist, breast cancer and just
how funny all this harrowing stuff can be.
Listen to Bobby talking about some of the drawings in the
exhibition (‘Guardian’, 18 March 2009)