Listen to Hold Me Closer Tony Danza, The Huxleys, Arts Wellbeing Collective's Navigate Well Resources01:34:132 May 2024

This week, Dan & Steph Teitelbaum take the SmartArts reins and gallop effortlessly into another episode... this episode (as always) is jampacked with recommendations, artist deep dives and what's coming up in Melbourne's performing arts scene.

Tai Snaith gives a raving review of ACCA’s current exhibition Oui Move In You by artist Laure Prouvost for Art Attack.

Director Gavin Webber, from the Queensland based dance-company ‘The Farm’ comes into the studio to talk all things Hold Me Closer Tony Danza - an immersive dance production at Monash Performing Arts Centre running from May 1-3, 2024. Any one itching to be part of a dance off à la Michael Jackson's Beat It should not miss this one...

Arts Wellbeing Collective’s Head of Program Jim Rimmer joins the team to discuss the launch of Navigate Well a free resource/career guide for arts sector workers especially gig workers & freelancers.

Anne-Marie Peard comes in to share all the theatre you should be seeing around Melbourne over the next couple of weeks - including an immersive dining experience? Delicious…

PLUS Drag and visual artists, The Huxleys, beam in to tell all on their new exhibition as part of Southside Festival 2024 (May 10-19), Gender Fluids - exploring the gender fluidity of sea creatures.

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.