Niamh Barry, Apparent Magnitude, IRE, 2013

Niamh Barry, Apparent Magnitude, IRE, 2013

Niamh Barry, Apparent Magnitude, IRE, 2013

Apparent Magnitude is composed of Niamh Barry’s signature hand-formed solid bronze rings that float while illuminated with glass opal tiled covered LEDs. This piece exemplifies the ways in which various finishes, such as mirror-polished and black patinated bronze, may harmoniously work together in one piece. What renders Barry’s work so captivating is that it takes on such different forms and light levels depending on the angle from which it is viewed. The Apparent Magnitude series deals with the various ways by which we can interpret light and dark, negative and positive space. That which cannot be seen from angle, may indeed be apparent from another. The pictured light sculpture is the first piece in her  Apparent Magnitude series,  created within Barry’s commission-based program.  A bespoke version may be made to order with custom dimensionality and finishes. Please contact [email protected] for details and pricing. 

Niamh Barry was born in 1968 in Dubin, Ireland where she still works and lives. In 1991 upon graduation from the National College of Art and Design, Barry established her studio and started to make unique conceptual furniture and light sculptures from a range of materials that has included aluminum, porcelain, linen, mirror, and acrylic as well as wood,  Black patinated solid hand formed bronze, Mirror polished hand formed solid bronze and Murano glass. In her signature work, visual weight and movement are a constant theme.  All custom pieces are available with dimmable LED lighting. Barry’s work is included in many public and private collections nationally and internationally, including the Four Seasons Hotel, O2, Candy and Candy, Merrion Hotel, Shelbourne Hotel, Finchatton, and U2.

Mirror polished and black patinated solid bronze, Opal Glass, LEDs

206 cm X 50 cm X 133 cm


We are  Niamh Barry’s sole representative outside the United Kingdom. Please do not contact Niamh directly.

Additional Information




6 ft. 9 in. (206 cm)


19.6 in. (50 cm)


4 ft. 4.5 in. (133 cm)


360 View is not available for this item.

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