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Replay Festival, Common Thread and Illuminate Adelaide

Comedian and co-owner of Comedy Republic, Rhys Nicholson, talks encore shows at Replay Festival 2022; One of four artists showing at Boroondara’s Town Hall Gallery’s ‘Common Thread’, Sarah Hallett, explores transforming everyday materials…


Picasso, Passing Strange and The Keir Choreographic Award

The National Gallery of Victoria’s Senior Curator Dr Miranda Wallace talks about this year’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition ‘The Picasso Century’;  Director of ‘Passing Strange’, Dean Drieberg, along with the show’s Musical Director…


Mother Courage, Under The Surface and Set Piece

Playwright Damien Millar on directing Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ for a 2022 audience at La Mama Theatre; Belinda Collins, Creative Director of The Social Crew, is back to discuss ‘Under…


Mette Ingvartsen, Rewards for The Tribe and Triceratops

Danish dancer and choreographer, Mette Ingvartsen, talks exploring pornography’s pervasive creep in her performance ’21 Pornographies’ at RISING; Restless Dance Theatre director Michelle Ryan on another RISING favourite ‘Rewards for The Tribe’; Dr…


Myanmar, To Schapelle and Back and Hercules

Author Michele Aung Thin joins us to discuss PEN Melbourne’s Fundraiser for Myanmar and its freedom of expression at La Mama Courthouse; Winner of the 2022 Golden Gibbo award at the Melbourne International…


The Return, Light & Shade and The View From Up Here

Jason Tamiru talks co-directing ‘The Return’, which recounts the macabre history of the stolen bodily remains of First Peoples, for Malthouse Theatre and RISING; Art Gallery of Ballarat Director Louise Tegart on the…


Floating Gallery, Meatus and ANAM Set Festival

Curator Janenne Willis chats about a fascinating ‘Floating Gallery’ presented by O_C_E_A_N, where people can swim, row or paddle out to view local artworks on laser yachts at Point Leo; Artist Frances Barrett…


RISING, Venice Biennale for New Zealand, Photo 2022 and Southside Festival

RISING co-artistic directors Hannah Fox and Gideon Obarzanek discuss the long-awaited program coming this winter; Natalie King talks about curating the work of Yuki Kihara, the representative for New Zealand Pavilion at this…


On Golden Days, Hamlet and The Heartbreak Choir

Photographer and filmmaker James J. Robinson introduces his first solo exhibition, the nostalgia-challenging ‘On Golden Days’ at Hillvale Gallery; Harriet Gordon-Anderson talks playing the title role in Bell Shakespeare’s production of ‘Hamlet’, transposed…


Platform Papers, Can’t Complain and Double Feature

Dr Josephine Caust from the University of Melbourne discusses her important paper connecting ‘Arts, Culture & Country’ for Platform Papers; Nominated for Best Newcomer at last year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Chris Ryan…

About this program

Visual art, theatre, film and literature. Segments include:

  • 'Art Attack' - fortnightly visual arts reviews with Ace Wagstaff and Tai Snaith.
  • 'Shoot the Messenger' - fortnightly theatre news & reviews with Fleur Kilpatrick.
  • 'Drawn Out' - monthly chat about comic books and graphic novels with Bernard Caleo.

Please email talks@rrr.org.au for all interview requests.


Richard Watts has many years experience working in the arts industry, including five years as the Artistic Director of the youth arts organisation Express Media, seven years on the Board of Melbourne Fringe (including three years as Chair), and six years on the Committee of Management at La Mama Theatre, where he currently serves as Chair. Richard has helped program a range of festivals including Next Wave, the National Young Writers' Festival, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and the Emerging Writers' Festival (which he founded) and he has written for various broadsheets, journals, zines and magazines. Currently he pays the rent by working as the Performing Arts Editor at www.artshub.com.au. In his spare time he watches old Doctor Who episodes.

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.