Listen to Looking Glass, Flesh After Fifty and French Impressionism48:554 March 2021

Tai Snaith returns to the studio for the fortnightly visual arts segment Art Attack, chatting about her artistic process whilst working from home, and reviewing Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce’s ‘Looking Glass’, on display at the TarraWarra Museum of Art. Described by curator Hetti Perkins as both “a love song and lament for country”, this exhibition sees Watson, a Waanyi artist, and Scarce, a Kokatha and Nukunu artist, explore the painful, dark history of the Australian landscape in poignant synergy. 

Jane Scott, Curator of Flesh After Fifty at the Abbotsford Convent introduces the exhibition’s program of events, challenging ageism, sexism, and body shame to celebrate and promote older women within the art world. Featuring commissions from 14 dynamic Australian artists, the exhibition includes talks from both artists and medical professionals on subjects such as menopause and family violence.

Finally, Dr Miranda Wallace, Senior Curator at the NGV announces the gallery’s winter offering, French Impressionism, featuring 79 works which have never previously been exhibited in Australia. Presented in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the exhibition will chart the major developments of this artistic period through key figures such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas. 

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.