Bobby Baker, Mental Health, Watercolour

Bobby Baker’s diary drawings.

In June 2009 I went to the Wellcome Trust museum to see a wealth of drawings, watercolour paintings and diary entries by the performance artist and once mental health service user Bobby Baker.

It was truly an astounding body of work; Bobby had written an entry for nearly every day of her time as both inpatient and outpatient at day centres, psychiatric wards, sometimes in therapy and sometimes on medication. In total there were 711 drawings from over 11 years, of which 158 were selected for exhibiting at the Wellcome.

Read more about the archived press release here. A book of the work exhibited is available to buy from Amazon (although you don’t have to buy it here!).

Bobby Baker’s Diary Drawings on exhibition in 2011 in Amsterdam

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