Lightning conductor

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‘I identify as an artist and I identify as a designer’, Niamh Barry tells Eleanor Flegg who pays a visit to her studio in Lusk, Co. Dublin

In a world in which most contemporary art is driven by concept, led by ideas, and supported by a conceptual framework, those whose thinking evolves through the process of making can find themselves adrift in the parallel universes of craft and design. These categories – based on the way that the art world is organised – don’t always provide a useful framework for understanding process-driven work.

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