Profile: Bobby Baker

Bobby Baker is one of the speakers at our next Penny Lecture, Creativity and Mental Liberation on Friday 23 October. Here we find out more about the artist and author.

Bobby Baker is a woman and an artist acclaimed for producing radical work of outstanding quality across disciplines including performance, drawing and multi media.

In a career spanning four decades she has, amongst other things, danced with meringue ladies; made a life-sized version of her family out of cake; and driven around the streets of London strapped to the back of a truck yelling at passers by through a megaphone to ‘Pull Yourselves Together.’

Baker’s touring exhibition Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me 1997-2008 premiered at the Wellcome Collection in 2009. The accompanying book of the same name won the Mind Book of the Year 2011. Her most recent show, Mad Gyms & Kitchens, was commissioned as part of London 2012 Unlimited for the Cultural Olympiad.

She is the Artistic Director of Daily Life Ltd, an arts and mental health organisation based in East London, part of the Arts Council National Portfolio,
Daily Life Ltd believes that people with personal experience of mental health problems should be valued for their strengths, insight and creativity and that when they are, everyone benefits. Their mission is to create powerful art and platforms that change the way people think about mental health.

Bobby Baker will by joined by Sarah Wheeler, founder of Mental Fight Club, and
Dolly Sen, writer, film-maker and mental health consultant, for our next Penny Lecture on Friday 23 October entitled Creativity and Mental Liberation.

https://artfulmeasures.dailylifeltd.co.uk/

Bobby Baker is one of the speakers at our next Penny Lecture, Creativity and Mental Liberation on Friday 23 October. Here we find out more about the artist and author.


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