Inner Spaces: why Irish designer Niamh Barry is setting the international art scene alight

The artist, whose new pieces are being exhibited in this year’s Salon Art + Design Fair in New York, shares her thoughts on art, business and making an impact

‘I knew what I was trying to do and if I could pull it off it was going to be something really special’ — Niamh Barry on creating her own work. Photo: Al Higgins.

It was perhaps inevitable that Niamh Barry would end up exactly where she is today. One of Ireland’s most renowned contemporary artists she conjures in dramatic forms of metal and light the pieces she sees in her mind's eye, answering to nothing but her own creative impulse. And while the destination, as it were, was never in question the path was a winding one with Barry embracing every challenge and opportunity along the way.

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