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Bobby Baker's Diary Drawings

Thursday 19 March 2009 - Sunday 2 August 2009

Bobby Baker's Diary Drawings

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)

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