Listen to SmartArts - 6 February 202056:146 February 2020

This week's SmartArts is hosted by Daniel Santangeli, filling in for Richard Watts.

Daniel reviews theatre with Fleur Kilpatrick on the regular Shoot the Messenger segment. They discuss Birdoir, New Balance, and The Feather in the Web. This segment contains explicit content.

Then Daniel talks to Phaptawan Suwannakudt about Knowledge in Your Hands, Eyes and Mind. This work focuses on a temple Phaptawan grew up around, and the art of temple murals. The title refers to knowledge acquired through action, through observation and through thought.

Daniel finishes the show talking to Shelley Lasica about her two upcoming dance performances The Design Plot and Greater Union. Shelley considers form and context as an intrinsic part of all of her works.

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.

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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 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.