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Kristin Headlam: The Universe Looks Down

20 October - 10 November, 2018

A suite of 64 etchings that visualise the epic poem by Chris Wallace-Crabbe of the same title.
  • Exhibition Essay by Lisa Gorton

    KRISTIN HEADLAM, THE UNIVERSE LOOKS DOWN   ‘And all our dreams are merely timid knocking On the one mysterious door, the tabula rasa…’   A modest undertaking, on the face of it: to illustrate, in a series of etchings, her partner’s zig-zaggy book-length poem The Universe Looks Down. Chris Wallace-Crabbe’s poem plays with the story-telling ... Read More

  • Introduction by Charles Nodrum Gallery

    Charles Nodrum Gallery is pleased to present Kristin Headlam’s suite of etchings, entitled The Universe Looks Down. The suite was commissioned in 2012 by the University of Melbourne’s Rare Books Collection, initiated by former librarian Philip Kent, to accompany Chris Wallace-Crabbe’s epic poem of the same title. Wallace-Crabbe, a leading figure ... Read More

Exhibition Catalogue

Milena is a scribe

Kristin Headlam

2017

Photo etching on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 18.00

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Milena

Kristin Headlam

2017

Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 18.00

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Making a mark

Kristin Headlam

2017

Etching & Aquatint on Hanhnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 18.00 x 28.00

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This concept of making a mark?

Kristin Headlam

2017

Photo etching on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 18.00

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Milena with a fox and hedgehog

Kristin Headlam

2017

Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 38.00 x 56.00

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Is this the very root of consciousness?

Kristin Headlam

2017

Photo etching on Hanhnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 18.00

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Moonrise

Kristin Headlam

2017

Etching & Aquatint with some Hand-colouring on Hahnemuhle paper, 28.00 x 38.00

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She is the type who wouldn't rage off on a quest

Kristin Headlam

2017

Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 18.00

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She is the type who wouldn't rage off on a quest

Kristin Headlam

2017

Photo etching on Hanhnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 18.00

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Horn, the first hero, tarrying / Between cliffs the colour of malachite / And an off-green Forest of Forgetfulness.

Kristin Headlam

2017

Photo etching on Hanhnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 18.00

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Horn, the first hero

Kristin Headlam

2017

Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 37.00 x 28.00

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Gryphon

Kristin Headlam

2017

Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 37.00 x 28.00

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If a lion could speak, we wouldn’t understand it, / Nor can we pick up the voice of god / But folk those days were less particular: / The woods were stiff with metamorphosis. / Out hunting, you could run the risk / Of meeting a gryphon or a basilisk…

Kristin Headlam

2017

Photo etching on Hanhnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 18.00

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There are times when Jack can just about see it all, / Or so he thinks, from that olympian height / Where his biplanes fly.

Kristin Headlam

2017

Photo etching on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P
, 28.00 x 18.00

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Milena and bird

Kristin Headlam

2017

Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 18.00

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Up there agains (sic) the sun / Or cloud-tumbled, he can can feel as free / As Icarus or eponymous Apollo. / Like other large dreams this one is partly hollow

Kristin Headlam

2017

Photo etching on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 18.00

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Jack in his biplane

Kristin Headlam

2017

Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 56.00 x 38.00

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Icarus

Kristin Headlam

2017

Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 38.00 x 27.00

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view Angelica softly cast ashore / With Rog and amorous Kelvin on the most / Desolate, sandy, shitcoloured reach of coast, / Bound to press forward, unable to turn back

Kristin Headlam

2017

Photo etching on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 18.00

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Milena with binoculars

Kristin Headlam

2017

Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 18.00

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Boats landing

Kristin Headlam

2017

Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 38.00 x 56.00

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She, scrutinizing hues of leaf and rock / For clues to nearby water

Kristin Headlam

2017

Photo etching on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 18.00

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Angelica and leaves

Kristin Headlam

2017

Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 38.00

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The desert is inspiring for a man / Of Roger’s go-it-along configuration

Kristin Headlam

2017

Photo etching on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 28.00 x 18.00

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Roger

Kristin Headlam

2017

Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 6/6 & A/P, 38.00 x 28.00

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.