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No Such This as Aliens

Gold and Silver, 3 cm Diameter, 2013
Photographer, David Cantwell

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Alphabets Pendant

Limited Edition Pendant Created in collaboration with Seamus Heaney. The pendant captures the first line of his poem 'Alphabets' and is revealed within the silver aperture.

Gold and Silver, 3 cm Diameter, 2012
Photographer, David Cantwell

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New Day Pendant

Gold and Silver, 3x2 cm Diameter, 2014
Photographer, David Cantwell

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Alan Ardiff

“I see myself primarily as an artist and an engineer of dreams. Although I work through a variety of media, my 3D kinetic jewellery is unique in the world, capturing the imaginations of thousands. Each of my pieces are created from gold, silver and precious stones. They are presented in highly distinctive picture frames with their own hand written titles, gaining a very loyal spectrum of collectors through out the world.”

Ardiff graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 1989 with a first class degree in Metals. He is based in Dublin.

Collections

Commission pieces Ceann Comhairle, Ireland
21st Anniversary commission pieces, Gormley Fine Art Gallery
AIB Art collection
Commission pieces for Culture Ireland
Commission pieces for Irish EU presidency
Commission piece presented to Prime Minister Mr Bertie Aherne
Commission pieces for Riverdance @ Tyrone Productions
Commission piece for Kylemore Abbey
‘Art Directors Club of Europe’- Grand Prix Award
Chain of Office for Dublin Regional Authority.
Irish representative on The Mayor’s Chain of Office, Maastricht

Selected Awards

2011
Showcase Ireland, High commended in the Jewellery category
2003
Category Winner RDS Crafts Competition (Gold,Silver and other metals) + Winner of Company of Goldsmiths Award
2002
Overall Award Winner Showcase Ireland
1999
Winner, Design for the Irish Millennium pound Coin, Central Bank
1998
EBS Crafts Competition, Winner RDS Gold, Silver and other metals
1997+1998
Forbairt (Enterprise body) Award Winner
1996
Selected by the Central Bank to represent Ireland in Euro-coin Design Competition

 

Selected Exhibitions

2013
New York Now, Javitts Centre, New York, USA
2012
Collect,Saatchi Gallery, London
Philadelphia Museum of Art Crafts Show
Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany
Blue Coat Gallery, Liverpool
2011
Celebrating Jewellery Makers, Dublin Airport
PORTFOLIO, National Craft Gallery, Killkenny
2009
Wunderkammer Waterways Museum, Dublin
Hallward Gallery, Dublin
2008
Soloman Gallery Summer Show, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
2007
Moments of Possibility, solo show, Design Tower
Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
Dublin Summer show, RHA, Dublin
2006
SOFA, Chicago
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin,Summer Show
2005
Collectors, Hunt Museum, Limerick
DAZZLE, Manchester and London
M.W.V., Mackintosh Gallery Glasgow
2004
Loot, Museum of Art and Decorative Crafts NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art Crafts Show
1997
The Seven Wonder of my World, Rubicon Gallery,
1996
Gold in Motion, Electrum Gallery, London

 

Contact Details:

Alan Ardiff


T. 01 6713098
E. alanardiff@eircom.net
www.alanardiff.com