The Mighty Metalsmith
Decorative and Domestic Metal and Silverware

23th May - 7th July 2013

Stuart Cairns

Stuart Cairns

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Stuart Cairns

Qualifications:
1997- 2000
BAHons{1st class} Fine and Applied Art [Silversmithing and Jewellery], University of Ulster Arts and Business Individual Artist Programme 2004.
2004-06
Masters in Applied Art [with Distinction] at the University of Ulster.Awards:BT Millennium Art and Design Competition for Northern Ireland, 2000.
The Presidents Award 2000, Royal Ulster Academy.Arts Council of Northern Ireland General Arts Award 2004.
Dean's Prize, Faculty of Arts, University of Ulster 2005/06.
Prize for New Work in Silver, Association of British Designer Silversmiths, 2006.

Selected Exhibitions
2011 The Linen Diaspora 4th Biennale Internationale du Lin de Portneuf at Chevrotère Mill, Quebec
2009 ‘Side X Side- Edge to Edge’, Contemporary British Silversmiths, Hämeenlinna, Finland
2011 The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, England
2010 The Capstone, Liverpool Hope University
2009 ‘Coming Back’: solo exhibition, Spacecraft, Belfast
2007 ‘The Vessel Series and a Setting’: solo exhibition, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn
2007 ‘Double Elephant’: Selected work from Northern Ireland’s Print Workshops, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
2007 ‘An Tuireann’: solo exhibition, Ilse of Skye
2007 Ignition: new work, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
2007 ‘Ten’ touring exhibition, Birmingham Museum and the Ebury Gallery, London

Awards
2006 Prize for New Work in Silver, Association of British Designer Silversmiths
2005/06 Dean’s Prize, Faculty of Arts, University of Ulster
2004 Arts Council of Northern Ireland General Arts Award
2000 The Presidents Award, Royal Ulster Academy

Commissions
2011 Ulster Museum’s permanent collection
2006 University of Ulster permanent collection