Nadine Keegan runs a studio that upholds the Arts and Crafts and Vienna Secession principles of artist-led design, hand-craftsmanship and quality materials.
With a wide range of stylistic and artistic influences, windows are designed specifically for every project. Many years worth of experimentation in the craft of glass manufacturing means that all designs, from minimal patterns to crowded landscapes, are imbued with that intriguing ineffability inherent in glass.
Stained glass can be used as the centrepiece in a space or a subtle accompaniment to the surrounding architecture.
Artworks are also available to purchase through enquiry.
Studio located at 493 Brunswick st, Fitzroy North - please contact before visiting.
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.