Our Sculptors

Helen Barff MRSS

Helen Barff is a London based sculpture using a variety of materials including plaster, concrete, and felt. She has exhibited in various locations in the UK and abroad.
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Discipline
Abstract
Installation/Land/Site-specific
Material
Brick/Concrete/Plaster
Found Objects
Textile
Region
London

Helen Barff works with found objects and materials such as felt, plaster, concrete, rubber, or photographic surfaces, using processes such as wrapping, casting, or other interventions in space and surface. She is interested in how memory becomes embedded in matter. Each series of work indexes a ‘site of memory’- this may include objects washed up on the Thames foreshore, or a more intimate place such as the inside of clothes. A sensitivity to touch is central to her practice.

Selected recent exhibitions / events / workshops:
 

Solo exhibition: Memory of Clothes - Worthing Museum, 23rd February till 8th June 2019

All the Names, Scrap Metal, Toronto, 2017 - 18
Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition, 2017
Professional development bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company, 2017
Liberties, The Exchange, Penzance, 2016 - 17
Traces and Remains: Inquiries in the Present, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City.
Rabley Contemporary, Wiltshire, 2015
Matter and Memory at Alison Jacques Gallery, 2014
Open Cube at White Cube, London, 2013

She graduated in Fine Art and Art History from Goldsmiths College in 1999 and has an MA in Drawing from Camberwell College of Art, 2004.