On this tour though the decor and art collection of Carrick Hill House Museum, we will be exploring the house as a reflection of dual identities; of the Haywards' as Bristish Australians, and their ease of negotiation between public and private pleasures.
More than a personal and a social history, this tour uses the art works in their collection, and the decor, to explore themes of taste, lifestyle and service.
About the Tour Guide
Dr Georgina Downey specialises in making the historic interior, art and decor fun and an educational experience. Georgina is a Visiting Research Fellow in Art History at the University of Adelaide and is widely published on the domestic interior in representation from the eighteenth century to the modern period. Recent books include: Domestic Interiors: Representing Home from the Victorians to the Moderns, (2013), which won the Art Association of Australia and NZ Best Anthology Prize in 2014; and Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mess Media (edited with Anca Lasc and Mark Taylor 2015) both published by Bloomsbury. The third volume Domesticity under Siege: threatening spaces of the modern home, is due late 2022.