Listen to Radiothon 202301:30:3631 August 2023

It's Radiothon time here at Triple R - the time of the year we ask our listeners to help support SmartArts and all the other programs on RRR by financially supporting the station by taking out a subscription.

Listen to a very special edition of SmartArts as Richard is joined by regular guests and mainstays of Melbourne's Arts & Culture community to talk about the importance of independent media. Tai Snaith and Bernard Caleo continue their regular segments, ‘Art Attack’ and ‘Drawn Out’; Executive director of Theatre Works, Dianne Toulson and McClelland Sculpture Gallery director Lisa Byrne explore the impact of Triple R on the art scene in Melbourne; Comedian Damian Callinan and arts journalist Anne-Marie Peard talk their personal experiences being part of the vibrant Triple R community.

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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.