Book review by Dr Georgina Downey: Tom Roberts ‘Go forward, dear’ -A horseman’s life and legacy. Written for Horse SA by Dr Andrew McLean and Nicki Stuart.
Dr Georgina Downey is a Visiting Research Fellow in Art History at the University of Adelaide. Dr Downey is a historian of Australian and European art. Her PhD (2005) focussed on the work of expatriate woman artists who left Adelaide for Paris in the early years of last century. She has published widely on visual and material cultures around the domestic interior in art, and her recent books include Domestic Interiors: Representing Home from the Victorians to the Moderns, (Berg 2013) and Designing the French Interior: the Modern home and Mass Media, (Bloomsbury 2015). She’s given a paper at the Australasian Animals Studies Conference on how we might use equine and equitation science to re-read famous images of horses through art history. She’s a keen local (SA) dressage rider who competes at Advanced with ‘Classic’ (pictured) in the yards of the beautiful property, ‘Kirkley Hill’ Equine Management in the Adelaide Hills.
Dr Georgina Downey
Art History – Academic Coaching – Exhibition Curating
A5 Black and White, 120 pages, 33 images
ISBN 978 0 9945721 3 4
$AUD29.99 soft cover. $AUD25 e-book (after 15 Sept 2017)