Bobby Baker is a woman, and an artist. She is artistic director of Daily Life Ltd, part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio, and is acclaimed for producing radical work of outstanding quality across disciplines including performance, drawing and multimedia.
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 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 and is currently touring East London.
Daily Life Ltd believes in the radical potential of art to transform our understanding of ourselves, and our relationship to the world around us. It promotes the abilities of people with experience of mental health issues through the arts, collaborative research and diverse participation.