Bobby Baker – Drawing on a (Grand) Mother’s Experience

Lancaster Arts is thrilled to welcome Bobby Baker to the Nuffield with a live showing of the film of her acclaimed work, Drawing on a (Grand) Mother’s Experience, followed by a post-show conversation with the artist. The hugely popular production offers timely reflections on the experience of early motherhood from an older and wiser vantage point, whilst focusing on the impact of a successful career as an artist on Baker’s health, and on her role as a mother.    

Bobby Baker first performed Drawing on a Mother’s Experience in 1988. In 2015, she was invited by Jude Kelly to re-stage one of her early performances for the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre. By then a grandmother, and as dedicated a feminist as ever, Baker chose to update the earlier work with Drawing on a (Grand) Mother’s Experience. During the pandemic, she documented this version with filmmaker Claire Nolan at Colchester Arts Centre. 

Bobby Baker’s acclaimed intersectional feminist practice includes performance, drawing and installation, and persistently exposes the undervalued and stigmatised aspects of women’s daily lives. 

 

“I would go without food for a week just to get a ticket for her next show.”
Nigel Slater  

 

Join us for a conversation after the film showing of Drawing on a (Grand) Mother’s Experience. We will be joined by the artist, Bobby Baker and feminist theatre academic, Professor Geraldine Harris.  This 25 minute conversation will be a unique opportunity to explore the ideas that shaped this performance and Bobby Baker’s life and work.

 

Duration: 2 hours (film is 1 hour 35 minutes followed by a post-show discussion with Bobby Baker. The film is subtitled and audio description on request)

Dates

  • 17 Nov 2022

Location

  • The Nuffield Theatre
  • Nuffield Theatre
    Lancaster University
    Lancaster. LA1 4YW

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  • Image credit: Claire Nolan
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