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SmartArts - 30 August 2018

This week, Richard chats to the delightful Liz Skitch about her play Mothermorphosis at La Mama Theatre,Jakop Ahlbom re-defines the limittions of horror in Horroron at the Arts Centre, and Blasted cast…

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SmartArts - 16 August 2018

This week, Richard has the pleasure of chatting to She Said Theatre Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director Penny Harpham about their newest release Fallen, David Coles chats about his book Chromatopia: A History of…

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SmartArts - 2 August 2018

This week, Richard chats to Gabrielle de Vietri about improving artist's working conditions via Artslog, Producer Phillipa Bateman talks about the new ACMI commission The Beehive: Who killed Juanita Neilsen; and writer…

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SmartArts - 26 July 2018

Richard dives in with a Melbourne Festival program overview with Jonathan Holloway, Playwright Emilie Collyer and cast member Emily Tomlinschat about Contest, playing at Northcote Town Hall; and Director of SPRING 1883

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SmartArts - 19 July 2018

This week, Richard catches up withBernard Caleofor their fortnightly segmentDrawn out,Francois Pelinard LambertandKristy Mathesonchat about ACMI's upcoming seriesMania,andAlaine Beek joins us on the phone to spruikPoint of No

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SmartArts - 12 July 2018

This week Richard catches up with Fleur Kilpatrick for Shoot the Messenger, Wintersweet's own James Welshby from Yummy stops by and ACCA curator Hannah Presley chats about the featured exhibition A Lightness

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SmartArts - 5 July 2018

This week Richard is joined by Lydia Fairhall, Executive Producer at ILBIJERRI (and also half of the folk/pop duo TigerLily) regarding the Victorian government's major new First Nations arts funding announcement, Ash Flanders…

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SmartArts - 28 June 2018

This week Richard is joined by Executive Producer Sue Maslin regarding the Cinema Nova screening of JILL BILCOCK: DANCING THE INVISIBLE, Justin Shoulder pops in to chat about the Arts House lates…

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SmartArts - 7 June 2018

This week Richard chats to Will Larnach-Jones regarding his book 50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World; the Hon. Martin Foley MP Minister for Creative Industries joins us on the line…

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SmartArts - 31 May 2018

Richard chats to Hoda Afshar ahead of their exhibition Behold at the Mars Gallery,Artistic Director Cal Robinson-Taylor and cast member Melina Wylie spruik Beautiful Thing by North By South Theatre Company; and finallysenior…

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SmartArts - 24 May 2018

Richard is joined by Artistic Director of La Mama Theatre Liz Jones, with an update on the situation following the fire last weekend; Set and costume designerEugyeene Teh as well as lighting tech…

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SmartArts - 17 May 2018

Richard kicks off this week with Shoot the Messenger alongside Fleur Kilpatrick,Co-creators Olivia Tartaglia and Alex Tate chat about Bureau of Metroanxiety at Next Wave, andPolyglot Artistic Director Sue Giles joins us to…

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SmartArts - 10 May 2018

This week Richard is joined byPaul Anthony Nelson and Perri Cummings to talk about a new detective comedy filmTrench,After Dark Theatre Artistic Director and Performer Frank Minniti and performer Simon Storey…

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SmartArts - 3 May 2018

Richard is joined by Matthew Adey to chat about House of Unholy, Curator of Pink Frost Charlotte Watson pops by to chat all things Tinning Street and Actor Virginia Gay and director John…

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SmartArts - 26 April 2018

Richard kicks off this week's podcast with some Art Attack with regulars Tai Snaith and Ace Wagstaff -Carla Donnelly comes in to chat about their Across the Aisle podcast; CatherineMcClements and…

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SmartArts - 19 April 2018

This week Richard is joined by Jodee Mundy to talk about her coming show Personal, company owner and choreographerStephanie Lake chats all things Replica and Curator Jon Buckingham pops by to talkChaos…

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SmartArts - 12 April 2018

This week, Richard sits down wiht Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial Directors Kent Wilson and Clare Needham, Graeme Dale and cast member Harriet Robertson discuss Flash Donahs atLa Mama Theatre, andSerap Osman talks about…

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SmartArts - 5 April 2018

This week, Richard joins Zoe Coombs-Marr to talk about her Melbourne International Comedy Festival show Bossy Bottom,Stieg Persson talks about their The Ian Potter Museum of Art presentation Stieg Persson: Polyphonic, andCreative Director…

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SmartArts - 22 March 2018

This week, Richard is joined by Playwright Jane Thompson for their playFierce, artistBindi Cole Chocka and curator Myles Russell-Cook talk about Colony a depiction of Australia during the Frontier Wars andEsther Hannaford…

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SmartArts - 15 March 2018

This week, Richard joins Lara Nicholls to chat about Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Red Snitch's own Lachlan Philpott and director Alyson Campbel pop in to discussColder; Georgie Meagher and Creative Producer…

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SmartArts - 1 March 2018

This week Richard is joined in studio by Play On: The Art of Sport'sCurator Jacqueline Doughty in celebration of 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize, Alison Croggon and Robert Reid…

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SmartArts - 22 February 2018

This week, Richard is joined by one ofA Little night Music's lead actorsEddie Muliaumasealii, Megan Beckwith of Parallax 3D dance work, and Tarrawarra Museum of Arts Director Victoria Lynn pops by to…

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SmartArts - 15 February 2018

This week Richard is joined by Khalid Warsame, lead producer for Footscray Community Arts Centre working on Festival of Live Art projects, Sarah Goodes pops by to chat about Malthouse Theatre Companys The

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SmartArts - 1 February 2018

This week Richard is joined by Bernard Caleo for Draw Out,Co-creators Brodie John and Marissa Bennett chat about a new Butterfly Club show Burlesque By Force;Rory ONeill (aka Panti Bliss) pops in to…

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SmartArts - 25 January 2018

This week Richard is joined by Australian Theatre for Young People's assistant director Fraser Corfield, Heather Croall of Adelaide Fringe, and Performer Brian Lucas of Midsumma's De Profundis.

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SmartArts - 18 January 2018

Richard sits in with Blak-Queer Futurism (at Midsumma) curator Alec Read,White Face Crew Co-Founder and cast member Jarod Rawiri for La Vie Dans Une Marionette (Life In A Puppet) at the Arts Centre…

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SmartArts - 11 January 2018

Richard is back for another year of Smart Arts; Fleur Kilpatrick kicks back in another episode ofShoot the Messenger; Director and co-founderPete Keen pops by to spruikVIA ALICE at Sugar Mountain and…

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SmartArts - 23 November 2017

As Richard's final podcast for the year - Daniel Santangeli pops in for the Midsumma review; Kate Champion spiruks the NICA students exhibit Please hold; Eva Seymour and Morgan Rose chat about…

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SmartArts - 16 November 2017

Festival director Wesley Enoch joins Richard to chat about the 2018 Sydney Festival program; Artist Liza McCosh pops by to talk about the abstract work Liminal at 45 Downstairs, and performer Faustina Agolley…

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SmartArts - 9 November 2017

Richard sits down with Jenny Watson to discussThe Fabric of Fantasy exhibition on atHeide III: Central Galleries;Festival Director Nicholas Maksymow and Karen Shakhnazarov (Director of Opening Night Film ANNA KARENINA: VRONSKYS STORY)…

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SmartArts - 2 November 2017

Richard is joined by artistic director of the Malthouse Theatre Matt Lutton to chat about the MTC's 2018 season,Jarred Dewey and Antonella Casella of Party Ghost Poached Eggs & Asparagus and discuss…

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SmartArts - 26 October 2017

This week, Richard is joined on the line by Adelaide festival's own artistic directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healey; Andrew Goddard pops by for an in-depth chat aboutSoundings, an RMIT sound…

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SmartArts - 12 October 2017

On this Melbourne Festival special,Richard sits down with the director of Cambodian Living Arts, Phloeun Prim to chat about the historically resonant A Requiem for Cambodia: Bangsokol; All the Sex Ive Ever Had's

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SmartArts - 10 October 2017

Richard sits down with producer of Melbourne music festival participantGerminalMarine Thevenet, co-creators of The book of exodus part ll Adena Jacobs and Aaron Orzech, ending with a look at the old…

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SmartArts - 28 September 2017

Richard jumps on the phone with Backbone director Darcy Grant, Nadja Kostich pops by for another visit to chat aboutFor the ones who walk awayby St Martins; Kanen Breen and Phoebe…

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SmartArts - 21 September 2017

Richard is joined by Simon Maidment from the NGVA about their new workGareth Sansom: Transformer,Perth centred Fringe performers Mark Storen and Georgia King in the workThe One;and finally Flying…

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SmartArts - 14 September 2017

Richard chats to Christian Leavesley and Lee Casey about Arena Theatre Company's resurgence from the ashes, Fringe festival gets a once over with writer/director Patrick Mcarthy and performer Emily Tomlins chatting about…

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SmartArts - 7 September 2017

Richard is joined once again by comic book aficionadoBernard Caleoto chat all things relating to the graphic novella, Curator of All that is solid...and director of Tarrawarra museum of artVictoria Lynnpops inand…

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SmartArts - 31 August 2017

This week on Smart Arts, Richard sits down with Director Gary Abrahams and cast member Grant Cartwright to chat about their adaptation of this two part productionAngels in America: a gay fantasia

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SmartArts - 24 August 2017

This week, Richard Watts sprukes the Australian Ballet's "Symphony in C" playing at ACM's State Theatrewith dancers and choreographers Alice Topp and Richard House, Rollercoaster Theatre company's Artistic director Sarah Sutherland and David…