2008 Finalist

Colleen Ryan-PriestHamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

Antarctic Ice – Untouched World

Lost wax, kiln cast glass
15.5 H x 15.5 W x 15.5 D cm

Work in Antarctica was the inspiration for this sculpture. The geometric form represents human impact and the dramatic glacial crevasse reflects the brutal, yet fragile quality of ice. Glass is the perfect analogy. Air is trapped, light is refracted, colour is transparent, one formed by freezing, the other by heat.

Photographer: Grace Carson

All entries as Finalist


Colleen Ryan-Priest
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

12/6/2010 Whangarei, , New Zealand


  • 2003, Advanced Glass Course 1year, Artstation, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1999, Glass Sculpture Workshops to present., Artstation, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1985, Post Graduate Diploma Landscape Architecture, Lincoln University, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • 1974, Diploma Fine Arts 3year, Canterbuy University, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Last Solo Exhibition

  • 2006, Narratives of the River., Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton , Waikato, New Zealand

Last Group Exhibition

  • 2012, Whangarei Invitation 15th Anniversary Exhibtion, Bowen House, Parliament Wellington, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Public/Private Collections

  • City of Whangarei , Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
  • City of Hamilton, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
  • City of Taupo, Public Outdoor Glass Sculpture, Taupo, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
  • Auckland Botanic Gardens, Private Collection, Outdoor Sculpture, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand


  • 2010, Friends Auckland Botanic Gardens Acquisitive Award, Auckland Botanic Gardens Sculpture Park, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2010, Best Colour in Show Prize, New Zealand Institute of Artists in Glass, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2010, Finalist Molly Morpeth, Whakatane Museum of Art and History, Whakatane, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
  • 1989, Design Commission Antarctica, NZ AGovernments Antarctic Division, Antactica, New Zealand