Interviews/media, Conferences & refereed papers
An accomplished academic author, I have published conference papers, refereed journal articles, commissioned papers, and reviews for approximately 19 years.
Podcast 24 February 2017 "The boudoir and private space" Dr G Downey talks to Jonathon Green of ABC RN's 'Blueprint for Living' program on the history of the boudoir.
Podcast 15 April 2017 "The bathroom through time" Dr G Downey talks to Jonathon Green of ABC RN's 'Blueprint for Living' program on the history of the bathroom.
Podcast 25 March 2017 "The evolution of the kitchen" Dr G Downey talks to Jonathon Green of ABC RN's 'Blueprint for Living' program on the history of the kitchen.
Downey, G, (2018), ‘The Rubble-strewn interior of the 1940s in art and cinema’, Pictures of War: The Still Image in Conflict since 1945. 24 – 25 May 2018. Manchester Metropolitan University UK.
Downey, G, (2017), ‘The War Torn Interior as Container in the mid-20th century’, The Art Association of Australia & NZ Annual National Conference, University of Western Australia, 7-9 December 2017
Downey, G, (2017), ‘Emotion and the broken interior: Changing strategies and symbolism in the representation of rubble from the modern era to now’, Mapping the Emotional Cityscape: Spaces, Performances and Emotion in Urban Life, ARC CHE History of Emotions, University of Adelaide 18 September 2017
Downey, G, (2015), ‘Unstable relations: The Stable as a space of Encounter from Stubbs to Landseer’, Animal Publics, 6th Biennial Conference of the Australian Animal Studies Group, University of Melbourne July 12-15, 2015
Downey, G. (2012). ‘Feminist Frameworks in the 21st century’, Are We There Yet? Look, look again, Symposium on the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, Lawrence Wilson Gallery and The University of Western Australia 20-21 October 2012 (invited paper)
Downey, G. (2012). ‘Plumbing the Canon: the bath tub nudes of Alfred Stevens, Edgar Degas, and Pierre Bonnard’ for Body Work: Performativity, Femininities and the Visual symposium, Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender, University of Adelaide, 4 May 2012.
Downey, G. (2012). ‘Networks of Connection in bathroom imagery: plumbing the canon’, and Session convenor, Art in Tension with Networks, jointly convened with Prof. Richard Read, UWA. Art Association of Australia & NZ Annual National Conference, University of Sydney, 12-14 July 2012.
Downey, G. (2011). Framing the Modern Bather from Degas to Lichtenstein, Art Association of Australia & NZ Annual National Conference, University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand, December 7-9, 2011.
Downey, G. (2010). ‘The Decadent Interior and 19th Century Goth Girl Fiction’, and: Session convenor, ‘The 1970s’; Art Association of Australia & NZ Annual National Conference, University of Adelaide, & Art Gallery of South Australia, December 1-4, 2010.
*Downey, G. (2009). Session convenor with Fae Brauer and Catherine Speck, ‘Networks and Networking: Negotiating Paris, 1900-1950’: Paper also delivered in this session: ‘Housing Amazons: the maison d’artiste and the female dandy’; Art Association of Australia & NZ Annual National Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, November 28-30, 2009.
Downey, G. (2009). Almost French: Expatriate Artists’ Cosmopolitan Identities in Paris in the 1920s, Association of Art Historians Annual Conference 2-4 April 2009, MIRIAD Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. [International]
Downey, G. (2008). ‘Tasteful Colonials in the Latin Quarter’, for “Staging the Modern Interior”, The Dorich House Annual Conference 10, 15-16 May 2008, Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) Kingston University, London, United Kingdom. [International, limited to twenty papers].
Downey, G., and Speck C. (2008). Cosmopolitanism & Modernism: On writing a New Australian Art History, Art Association of Australia & NZ Annual National Conference, University of Queensland, QUT, Queensland Art Gallery, & GoMA, 4th-6th December Brisbane 2008.
Downey, G. (2006). Felicitous Spaces: picturing the studio in expatriate women artists’ painting in Paris-London 1910-1930, Art Association of Australia & NZ Annual National Conference, Monash University, Dec 7-9, 2006.
Downey, G. (2002). Interior space in the art of Bessie Davidson and Stella Bowen, Art Association of Australia & NZ Annual National Conference, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Dec 6-7 2002.
Downey, G. (2001). Stella Bowen: Biography, Femininity and Expatriate Space, Art Association of Australia & NZ Annual National Conference, Melbourne University, Oct 4-7, 2001.
Downey, G. (1998). Expatriate South Australian Women Artists, Art Association of Australia & NZ Annual National Conference, Art Gallery of South Australia, Oct 3, 1998.
Downey, G. (2018). ‘Becoming horse: Jenny Watson, Art Orienté Objet and Berlinde De Bruyckere’, Artlink, Issue 38:1 | March 2018. https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4657/becoming-horse-jenny-watson-art-orientC3A9-objet-and-/
Downey, G. (2018). Regular monthly columnist Horses & People, features on horses, art, and equestrian science. https://www.horsesandpeople.com.au/
Downey, G. (2012). Stephan Muthesias’ ‘The Poetic House: Designing the 19th century domestic interior’, for The Journal of Victorian Culture, Simon Fraser University Vancouver BC. 38:1 (2013) [ERA A*]
Downey, G., and Taylor, M., (2010). Curtains and Carnality: processural seductions in eighteenth century text and space, in Chapman, M. (ed) Proceedings: ‘Imagining’: the 27th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Newcastle, 30 June – 2 July, 2010, 121-126. ISBN 9780646536903. [ERA A].
Downey, G. (2010). Maisons d'artistes: sympathetic frame and wandering Aesthetic, Interior Spaces in Other Places, Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association (IDEA) Proceedings, QUT Interior Design/State Library of Queensland, Feb 3-5, 2010. (CD Rom). ISBN: 978-86435-640-3 CD ROM. [ERA B]
Downey, G. and Speck, C (2009). Cosmopolitanism and Modernism: on writing a new Australian art history’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, 9(1/2), 101-117. ISSN 1443-4318. [ERA A].
Downey, G. (2006). Stella Bowen's anxious interiors, ACH: Journal of the History of Culture in Australia, 24, 99-113 ISBN 1 920845 25 9. [ERA C].
Downey, G. (2004). Armchair Tourists? the role of furniture in the interior paintings of expatriate South Australian women artists 1910-1930, Journal of Australian Studies, 80, 87-98. ISBN 07022 3480X. [ERA B].
COMMISSIONED AND INVITED PAPERS, AND REVIEWS
Downey, G. (2015). Review of Eileen Chanin and Steven Miller’s ‘Awakenings: Four lives in Art’, Reviews in Australian Studies, vol. 9, no. 2, 2015.
Downey, G. (2007). Review of Peter Conrad’s ‘Artists, Gods and Creators’, Broadsheet, 36(3), 174-175. [ERA B]
Downey, G. (2006). Review of Catherine Speck's ‘Painting Ghosts: Australian Women Artists and War’, Artlink, 26(1), 50. . [ERA B]
Downey, G. (2005). ‘Ian North's Canberra Suite and Canberra Coda 1980-1981’, Photofile, 75, 69-70. [ERA B]
Downey, G. (2002). Scissor Kicks: Ahn Pil Yuhn, Blaze: visual arts and writing from the CACSA 1990-2002, CACSA, 2002 (first appeared: Broadsheet, 29(3), 18. [ERA B]
Downey, G. (1998). Annette Bezor, Expatriate issue - Artlink, 18(4), 56-59. [ERA B]
Downey, G. (1997). Hotlinks: Women, Creativity and Electronic Art, Broadsheet, 26(3) 20-21. [ERA B