Listen to Art in the age of AIDS, tabletop games and love saves the day35:061 October 2020

Tai Snaith joins Richard for the visual arts review segment Art Attack to review Jamie O'Connell's Love Saves the Day. A poetic, simple, sort of strange but ephemeral exhibition on until the 7th of November at Neon Parc Gallery.

Also, Senior Curator at the National Gallery of Victoria Ted Gott talks to Richard about Don’t Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS, an online lecture released as part of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s Defining Moments annual lecture series. It's about a 1994 exhibition that presented over 200 works on the subject of HIV/AIDS by more than 100 Australian and international artists, covering the scope and inception stories behind the exhibition.

Lastly, Chaosium’s Michael O’Brien chats with Richard about tabletop games, RPGs, and Melbourne International Games Week's Big Games Night In happening on Sunday, October 4.

Love Saves the Day | Neon Parc Gallery

Don't Leave Me this Way | ACCA Melbourne

Chaosium | Home

Games Week Melbourne

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.