Many and many a day like this

Helen Barff

27 May to 20 June 2021

For her solo exhibition ‘Many and many a day like this’, Helen Barff presents a series of sculptural work that uses textiles and various casting materials to retell everyday memories collected from people in Leytonstone’s charity shops in early 2020. These reflect the many forgotten stories within the fabric of worn donated clothing. Mediated through endless days of lockdown, Helen selected items of clothing to make connections between material weight and reflect the community of memories – the unseen visceral, psychological weight, and what gets lost along the way.

Please note: The gallery will be open to visitors during this exhibition with Covid safety measures in place. Gallery staff will admit one household at a time and we would ask that visitors wear masks and maintain social distancing during their visit.