News & Events

Collage Arts Open Studios – 7th, 9th + 10th Nov

November 4, 2019

This weekend Bobby Baker’s Daily Life Ltd. studio will be open as part of Collage Arts N22 Open Studios. Studio 26, Collage Artspace 3, Cumberland Road, Wood Green, N22 7BU Private view: 7th November, 18:00 – 21:00. Open Studios weekend: 9th + 10th November, 12:00 – 18:00.   Come and visit us in our new studio, have ...

WOW: Drawing on a (Grand) Mother’s Experience at London Southbank in 2020

October 11, 2019

Bobby Baker’s critically acclaimed performance, Drawing on a (Grand) Mother’s Experience, returns to WOW – Women of the World festival at the Southbank in 2020, for WOW’s tenth anniversary! In 2015, WOW festival founder, Jude Kelly, invited Bobby Baker to re-stage her seminal 1988 work Drawing on a Mother’s Experience. By then a grandmother, and ...

The Empathy Clinic at The Big Anxiety Festival

September 20, 2019

Bobby Baker’s Diary Drawings make their Australian debut as part of The Empathy Clinic in The Big Anxiety Festival at UNSW Galleries, Paddington, Sydney. 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.This smaller collection of 31 drawings, curated ...

Art & Protest: What’s there to be mad about?

September 10, 2019

Art & Protest: What’s there to be mad about? is a group exhibition of artworks and protest ephemera curated by artist and activist Dolly Sen. The exhibition is currently on at Bethlem Gallery in Beckenham and features documentation of Bobby Baker’s Pull Yourself Together. There are people who rise up against what has hurt them, whether it ...

The Journal & The Gazette Culture Awards 2019

May 27, 2019

Great & Tiny War recently won Best Event Tyneside at The Journal & The Gazette Culture Awards 2019. Huge thanks to the amazing community of people who helped to make the work the success it was – including the tour hosts, the local community groups we worked with, our production team, commissioners 14-18 NOW, our ...

Bobby Baker Interviewed in Madrid

March 26, 2019

This great video accompanies Bobby Baker’s hugely successful exhibition ‘Tarros de Chutney’ at La Casa Encendida. The exhibition is on until 21st May. ...

Tarros de Chutney: Bobby Baker’s brand new retrospective opens soon in Madrid

February 15, 2019

Visitors to La Casa Encendida, a stellar cultural centre in Madrid, are being introduced to artist Bobby Baker’s extraordinary universe in a major retrospective. The exhibition Tarros de Chutney opens in Madrid on February 22nd and runs through to April 21st. It provides an insight into the richness and relevance of Baker’s body of work ...

Great & Tiny War Moves Out!

December 1, 2018

After an extended run, Bobby Baker’s Great & Tiny War, the extraordinary artwork residing at 133 Sidney Grove, Newcastle, has moved out. Over 1,600 people visited the 14-18 NOW commissioned world premiere which shone a light on the domestic labour of conflicts. Warm audience feedback shows the work had a profound effect and Daily Life Ltd and producer Wunderbar are ...

Bobby Baker’s Disability Arts Online Blog

November 17, 2018

For the past few months, Bobby Baker has been keeping a blog on Disability Arts Online. The blog section of DAO provides disabled artists and writers with a space to give people an inside view of their art practice, share thoughts and receive comments and feedback. These blogs provide an informative and entertaining insight into how disability and ...

Waitrose Weekend

November 16, 2018

Last Sunday was Remembrance Day, and Waitrose Weekend magazine featured Bobby Baker’s Great & Tiny War, and said that the exhibition “is helping us remember the sometimes-unappreciated work of those who didn’t go and fight but kept the country going while men were away.” See the full article below.   ...

Great & Tiny Press

November 15, 2018

The new Press & Reviews page on the Great & Tiny War website is a good place to go to find out more about what to expect from this much talked about art installation in a house in Newcastle. Due to demand, we’ve extended the run and the house is now open to visitors until ...

Come and visit Great & Tiny War

September 11, 2018

You’ll find Bobby Baker’s Great & Tiny War in the house with the red door at 133 Sydney Grove, Arthurs Hill, Newcastle. Have a listen to this clip from last Friday’s BBC Radio 4 Today programme – just over 1hr42 in: http://bit.ly/GreattinyR4 Guided audio tours at the house are available until 9 November. Booking here. http://bit.ly/Greatinytickets ...

Great & Tiny War – NOW OPEN!

September 11, 2018

Last Friday the front door to Bobby Baker’s Great & Tiny War opened in Newcastle. Book your tickets for a tour of the house at: https://wunderbar.org.uk/product/gtw/ Open until the 9th November. Wunderbar 1418 NOW ...

Who’d Make Art in a House Like This?

September 11, 2018

…It could only be THE Bobby Baker. Another brilliant write up for Great & Tiny War in The Crack. http://bit.ly/GTWinthecrack 1418 NOW Wunderbar ...

Why is Bobby Baker’s Great & Tiny War so great and so tiny?

September 11, 2018

In the first week of opening, here’s Bobby’s take on why she chose that name. There’s more info and behind the scenes peeks on the Great & Tiny website: http://bit.ly/GreatTinyWar #greattinywar Daily Life Ltd 1418 NOW ...

Double-Disability Arts Online-Whammy

August 1, 2018

Disability Arts Online shares disability arts and culture with the world, and this week they shared an article about Great & Tiny War, as well as launching Bobby’s first in a series of blog posts, entitled Great & Tiny War Part One: Can Art Save The World? Click the links above to access the article ...

The Great & Tiny War trailer is here!

July 30, 2018

Discounted early bird tickets are now available for the world premiere of Bobby Baker’s ingenious new work set to transform a house in Newcastle, this autumn. Early bookers will be rewarded with at least 10% off the standard ticket price. BOOK HERE   ...

Great & Tiny War Early Bird Tickets

July 30, 2018

In January we announced Bobby Baker’s latest project, Great & Tiny War. EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE In this new work Baker invites us on an audio guided tour of a transformed house – an ingenious, immersive multimedia installation inspired by real stories, passed down through her family and shaped by the domestic and emotional ...

Bobby Baker: Keynote Speaker

May 2, 2018

  Bobby Baker: Keynote Speaker European Outsider Art Association Conference Pallant House Gallery, Chichester   From 4th – 6th May 2018, Outside In is hosting the European Outsider Art Association (EOA) Conference at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (UK). The conference is aimed at artists, curators and collectors as well as representatives from museums, galleries, collections, art projects and ...

Mental Health & the Arts

February 8, 2018

This Friday Bobby Baker will be in a panel discussion alongside Jack Rooke and Emily Harrison about mental health and the arts at Battersea Arts Centre. Followed by a Q&A. Come along! It’ll be hosted by Byron Vincent, and it’s free! Click here for more info. Image: Affluence by Jean Dubuffet. ...