Listen to SmartArts - 27 February 202041:4827 February 2020

Richard talks to Jo Lloyd about her entrance in the 2020 Keir Choreographic Awards semi-finals. Lloyd says that the competition format creates a rigid framework, but the results can be quite diverse. Lloyd's work, That's Her Name, is informed by her choreographic principle to "make Your Own Disneyland".

Richard talks to Troy Innocent, who is a games designer and researcher at RMIT, about his new app 64 Ways of Being. 64 Ways of Being uses augmented reality to explore concepts for which there is no English word.

Richard talks to dancer, activist and polymath Mallika Sarahbhai and artist and curator Nithya Nagarajan about their work SVA Kranti: The Revolution Within. Sarahbai's family was involved in the revolutionary struggle of Mahatma Ghandi. She has always seen her art as an extension of her activism, inspired by her mother doing the same.

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.