Nadine Keegan runs a studio that upholds and advocates for artisanal ethics including artist-led design, hand-craftsmanship and quality materials.
After spending 3 years studying fine art photography at RMIT and PIC, I became disillusioned with the orthodox methods of image making and work style of a fine art photographer.
A few years past and many less artistic pursuits were explored when, with a visit to the solar-punk stained glass mural Cosmovitrial in Toluca, Mexico (pictured), I finally discovered the creative industry which aligned with my ideals. While realising the potential that exists within the craft that I had not yet seen in Australia.
Solidifying my obsession with research into the stained glass window's development through the 20th century, with the manifestations of the Arts and Crafts anti-industrialisation ideals embedded in it's design and construction.
Being first self-taught, my unfettered and enthusiastic approach to the medium garnered both a healthy commission workload and part time work with a nationally-renowned stained glass studio.
Through my work, I celebrate both the legacy of the craft laid out before me and the potentiality of the materials when manipulated with a contemporary perspective and up-to-date technology.
Being an eternal optimist my work is world affirming while making a case for the necessary conscious development of both our inner and outer worlds.
My experience includes custom stained glass fabrication, heritage restoration, architectural glass work and exhibition works.