I Wish I Could Remember You

260x 270x360mm, constructed glass and video projection
Photographer, David McArthur


My Winter Vault

285x240x235mm, cut glass, video animation
Photographer, David McArthur


The Observatory

425x425x210mm, cut, blown and cold constructed glass
Photographer, David McArthur


The Passage

255x255x100mm, glass
Photographer, David McArthur


Waiting For Rewind

300x240x375mm, glass, projected video animation
Photographer, David McArthur


Deirdre Feeney

Deirdre Feeney constructs architectural models in glass, incorporating LCD screens or fragments of video projection. By combining the media of glass and moving image, her work explores the overlap between architecture and memory, and aims to evoke the forgotten moments that linger in buildings and spaces, invisible to the external world.

Inspired by real buildings, Feeney’s pieces are formed using a series of processes, including lamp-working with gas flame, diamond grinding and water-jet cutting. Bringing together the translucency of glass and the ephemerality of moving image, the structures strive to offer a fleeting glimpse of the past through a momentary imagining of the building’s residual memories. They emerge like ghosts from the walls, out into the world, prompting the viewer to ponder what may once have occurred inside.

Feeney attained a BA in Psychology and French from Trinity College Dublin in 1997, and went on to achieve a Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) in 2005, specialising in glass, from the Canberra School of Art, Australia.


Art Gallery of Western Australia
Kamberra Winery, Canberra

Selected Awards

Irish Representative at EGC 2012, Bornholm, Denmark
Arts Tasmania New Work Grant
Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant
Research Project, MOMA & Museum of the Moving Image, New York, USA
Tom Malone Prize Winner (Art Gallery of Western Australia)
RBS Emerging Artist Award Shortlist, Sydney, Australia
Australia Council for the Arts New Work Emerging Grant
Stephen Procter Travelling Fellowship Recipient
Woollahara Small Sculpture Prize Finalist
Australia Council for the Arts New Work Emerging Grant
Tom Malone Glass Prize Finalist
Cheongju International Craft Biennale Competition Finalist
Woollahara Small Sculpture Prize Finalist


Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

Seventh Eve, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Memory of nothing, Level 17, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Tell the walls I’m coming, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

Translucence, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Engaging with Glass, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, USA
Glassimations, Deakin University Gallery, Melbourne; Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, Australia
European Glass Context, Bornholm Art Museum, Bornholm, Denmark
Engaging with Glass, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Meath
Glimpse, Chalk Horse, Sydney, Australia
Drink, Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, Australia
RBS Emerging Artist Exhibition, Sydney, Australia
Half Light, Canberra Museum And Gallery, Canberra, Australia
PowerHOUSE, Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, Australia
White Hot, Yuchengco Museum, Manila, Philippines
Double Bill, Crucible, Artisan Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Maestros: Australian Studio Glass & Ceramics, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, Australia
White Hot, Silpakorn Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand; Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam; Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
Cube Open, Centre for the Urban Built Environment, Manchester, UK
In The Making, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Still Life, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Gather, Craft ACT, Canberra, Australia
Agendo, Gardner Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Chungbuk, Korea
As Mad as Hell, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Tom Malone Glass Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Form without Function, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia


Contact Details:

Deirdre Feeney

T. +61 403 965477