Bobby Baker On the Drawing of Breath
- Wed 12 Oct , 7pm
- BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath
*** EVENT from Autumn 2011 ***
Bobby Baker’s diary drawings chart her experiences of day hospitals, acute psychiatric wards, 'crisis’ teams and various treatments. They convey the ups and downs of her recovery from mental illness, family life, work as an artist, breast cancer and just how funny all this harrowing stuff can be.
Bobby’s illustrated talk explores how painting, breathing and madness led to her remarkable drawings forming a critically acclaimed exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, London, touring internationally and eventually becoming a book.
Bobby was first encouraged to exhibit 30 of the drawings at ICIA by Dr Daniel Hinchcliffe (Head of Visual Arts) as part of the University’s Mental Health Week in 2006.
Bobby Baker Diary Drawings wins Mind Book of the Year
A selection of the diary drawings were first exhibited at the Univerversity in 2006 at the invitation of ICIA.
Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me was praised by judges as an 'astonishing insight' into the author's experiences.
Bobby in The Guardian:
Mad Gyms & Kitchens Fri 14-Sun 16 Oct
Workshop Sat 8 Oct
- Free Admission