Bobby Baker: Drawing on a (Grand) Mother's Experience (Online)

Bobby Baker: Drawing on a (Grand) Mother's Experience (Online)


Online Event

Lancaster Arts is thrilled to be able to once again share the film of Bobby Baker's 'Drawing on a (Grand) Mother’s Experience' as part of our Online Programme, which was first screened in the Nuffield Theatre in November 2022.

The film itself was shot by filmmaker Claire Nolan during the pandemic at Colchester Arts Centre. This is your only opportunity to see this acclaimed piece of work.

Book your tickets below on a 'pay what you wish' basis and receive an email confirmation with a link to the film and a password to access it. The film will be available to watch any time from the moment of booking until 30 June 2023.

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

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