Kristin Headlam (Born 1953)
three colour lithograph on paper A/P edition 12
76 x 57 cm
signed and dated lower right
Exhibited: Charles Nodrum Gallery, Works on Paper, 2016
0419 540 162
In 1996, Kristin Headlam embarked on a series of paintings inspired by William Blake's poem 'The Sick Rose', from 'Songs of experience' 1794. Rosebud is also endowed with much of the romantic and haunting atmosphere of William Blake’s poem.
…Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy.
Kristin Headlam was born in Launceston. She completed a BA at the University of Melbourne in the 1970s and studied painting at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1980-1981. She regularly exhibits at Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tony Palmer Gallery, Sydney and Heiser Gallery, Brisbane. In 1991 she won the Conrad Jupiters Acquisitive Art Prize and in 2000 she took out the Doug Moran Prize.
Kristin Headlam’s etchings and paintings are included in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and several regional galleries.