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Kristin Headlam

Basil grew into a speckled beauty – a long-legged leaper and an exceptionally vocal dog, with a great register of sounds, ascending in shock value from a whimper to a growl to a bark to a yelp that’s a violation of the ears.

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Selected images

Basil steps out, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
Basil steps out, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
About the House, 2007 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
About the House, 2007 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
Elizabethan Collar, 2006 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
Elizabethan Collar, 2006 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
Louise and Jimmy, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
Louise and Jimmy, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
Molly2 and Rabbitty (aka The Guardians), 2005 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
Molly2 and Rabbitty (aka The Guardians), 2005 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
Self Portrait, in bed with the animals, 1999 by Kristin Headlam
Acquired as the Winner of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, 2000
Tweed Regional Gallery
Self Portrait, in bed with the animals, 1999 by Kristin Headlam
Acquired as the Winner of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, 2000
Tweed Regional Gallery
The Nodrum family, 2005 by Kristin Headlam
Nodrum Family Collection, Melbourne
The Nodrum family, 2005 by Kristin Headlam
Nodrum Family Collection, Melbourne
Wombat, 2002 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
Wombat, 2002 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Are. You. Going. To. Get. Up" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Are. You. Going. To. Get. Up" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Aubade 1" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kirstin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Aubade 1" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kirstin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Aubade 2" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Aubade 2" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Aubade 3" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Aubade 3" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Aubade 4" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Aubade 4" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Ball sports" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Ball sports" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Dinner dance"  Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Dinner dance" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Won't" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
"Won't" Scenes from a Dog's Life, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery
Burns family portrait, 2007 by Kristin Headlam
Collection of Hermina Burns
Burns family portrait, 2007 by Kristin Headlam
Collection of Hermina Burns
Kristin Headlam with Basil, 2016 by Mark Mohell
Kristin Headlam with Basil, 2016 by Mark Mohell

Related information

Kristin Headlam with Chris Wallace-Crabbe video: 3 minutes 9 seconds
Kristin Headlam with Chris Wallace-Crabbe video: 3 minutes 9 seconds
Kristin Headlam with Chris Wallace-Crabbe video: 3 minutes 9 seconds
Kristin Headlam with Chris Wallace-Crabbe video: 3 minutes 9 seconds

Kristin Headlam with Chris Wallace-Crabbe

'Poetry, painting and princesses'

Portrait story

Artist Kristin Headlam and poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe discuss their art.

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