"An ethereal sense of atmosphere surrounds work inspired by fine and instinctive drawings of the Irish moorland and wild grasses.  Decorative and sculptural the pieces embody the same delicacy and spontaneity as the sketches they are based on, they become a complete visual experience of the beauty and vulnerability in new life and growth and simplicity in its most elegant form."

 

Martin Cameron is a Contemporary Irish Silversmith and Goldsmith based in Co.antrim, Northern Ireland and works to both private and public commission.  

Martin is a graduate member of Contemporary Britsh Silversmiths- www.contemporarybritishsilversmiths.org

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Although working under the title of Silversmith and Goldsmith the work is far from traditional, precious metals have been used in a new and innovative way to produce fine and decorative sculptural pieces questioning the boundaries of silversmithing.

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Info:

Martin Cameron

22/11/91

Co.antrim 

Northern Ireland 

 

Education

2014- 2016- MFA Multi Disciplinary Design- University of Ulster Belfast School Of Art 

2011-2014 - BA Hons degree Contemporary Applied Arts, Graduated with 1st Class Honours  - University of Ulster, Belfast School of Art 

2010-2011 BDes Hons Art & Design (Foundation Year for Specialist Degrees) Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster

 

Commissions and awards

2015- Private Commission of Three Framed 'Foliage' Pieces 

2014- Craft & Design Collective UU Graduate Award Winner

2014- Folium piece short listed for final assessment for The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Future Makers Awards and Supports 2014

2014- Images of work Selected to represent CAA Silversmithing in the Belfast School of Art Catalogue

2014- Awarded Silver Bullion Grant, The Worshipful Company of the Goldsmiths

2013- Rose award for D.A.R.D

2012- University of Ulster commission, mahogany and silver paper weight presented to Paul Clarke lecturer in architecture 

 

Professional Activities

2015- Featured and Interviewed on Radio Ulster, Part of the Young Artist Take over - twitter.com/bbcradioulster

2015- NESTA Workshop

2014- Assistant at Break Conference Belfast

2014- Refresh Talks Belfast

2014-  Certificate for Introduction to teaching and Learning For Postgraduate Tutors and Demonstrators 

2014- Feature Article on Design Juices online Magazine -www.designjuices.co.uk

2013- Bettina Dittlmann and Michael Jank Masterclass  

2012- David Clarke Masterclass

2012- Kim Buck Masterclass

2012- Mah Rana Masterclass

2011- Cynthia Cousins Masterclass

 

OUTLETS

2016- Framed work on display at Painted Earth in Newcastle Co. Down 

2015- Framed work on permanent display at Space Craft Gallery Belfast 

 

Exhibitions

2014- Christmas Trilogy Exhibition, Space Craft Gallery Belfast 

2014- Purple Pod Graduate Exhibition, Project 24 Bangor

2014- University of Ulster Belfast School of Art Final Year Degree show

2013- Space Craft Gallery Belfast, Fusion Exhibition

2013- R Space Gallery Lisburn, CAA Exhibition

2013- Craft NI Belfast, Love Craft Exhibition

2013- University of Ulster, commissioning project exhibition

2012- University of Ulster, Christmas exhibition

2012- Space Craft gallery Belfast, Fusion exhibition

2011- University of Ulster, Foundation degree show, work selected to be shown in the final year degree show as part of the main exhibition