On this episode of SmartArts, Richard explores the creative ways that arts workers are adapting to the pandemic.
He talks to Tai Snaith about the art projects she's doing with her kids. Tai is looking for the positives, which for her is spending time with her family enjoying the natural world.
Richard talks to Greta Bradman of the Arts Wellbeing Collective about ways for arts workers to look after their mental health in this time of uncertainty for the industry. She says that as well as exercising for our bodies, people should be exercising their minds, their creativity and their social heart.
Finally Richard talks to Bryony Nainby who is the director of Craft Gallery and the curator of Objects Of Love, which is an exhibition of artworks that symbolise love across a diversity of cultures. Originally intended to be a live exhibition, the Craft Gallery have moved to a virtual exhibition on their website.
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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ABOUT THE PRESENTER
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.