About Alan Ardiff

Alan Ardiff is an artist and jeweller working from his studio at The Design Tower, Trinity Enterprise Centre in Dublin . Using combinations of gold, silver and gemstones in his jewellery and various media for his art pieces, he continually strives to maintain an exciting and wondrous edge to all his work. Garnering inspiration from aspects of daily life and nature, Ardiff produces artworks that possess an air of simplicity infused with humour.

See “Taking a Step Forward” within the collection

Taking a Step Forward by Alan Ardiff

Taking a Step Forward by Alan Ardiff


“I have been day-dreaming most of my life, creating work that is both wondrous and sometimes wise! I create my jewellery from a combination of gold and silver, with a number of the jewellery pieces incorporating kinetic parts; birds swing, stones rock and hearts roll! I see my work as miniature works of art and all my pieces come in stand alone frames which I sign with their own title.¬†I also like to work in a number of art media; bronze, etching, print, painting and wearable art pieces.” – Alan Ardiff

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Mobile Man DESIGNyard, Dublin 2, 1999

The Seven Wonders of My World, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin 2, 1997

Gold in Motion, Electrum Gallery, London, 1996

The Goldfish Maker, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin 2, 1993

A Touch of Innocence, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin 2, 1991

Selected Group Exhibitions

Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Summer Show, Dublin, 2006

M.W.V, Mackintosh Gallery Glasgow, Scotland, 2005

Influence, National Museums of Ireland, 2004

Loot, MAD New York, 2004

Travelling Competition, RDS Craft Competition, 2003

Limited Editions Touring Competition, Crafts Council of Ireland, 2002

Sierrad, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2002

Dazzle, Glasgow, Scotland, 2002

Christmas Exhibition, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, 2001

Discovery Museum, Tyne and Wear, UK, 2000

Gallerie Beeld and Ambeeld, Enschede, Netherlands, 2000

Irish Accents, Gayle Willson Gallery, New York, 1999

Jewellery Moves, National Museums of Scotland 1999

Jewellery Moves, National Museums of Scotland, 1998

Awards, Bursaries and Competitions

Category Winner (Gold, Silver and other medals), RDS Crafts Competition, 2003

Overall winner Showcase Ireland, 2002

Winning Design for the Millenium Pound Coin, Central Bank of Ireland, 1999

Overall Winner RDS Crafts Competition, 1998

Forbairt (enterprise body) award winner, 1998

Forbairt (enterprise body) award winner, 1997

Public Commissions

Badges for the EU Presidency in Ireland, Department of Foreign Affairs, 2004

Commission Piece presented to Prime Minister, Mr. Bertie Ahern, 2001

Commission Piece, Kylemore Abbey, 1999

Presentation Pieces Made by Alan

Presentation Pieces for the Cast of Riverdance, Grand Prix Award , Art Directors Club of Europe, 1994- Present

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