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SmartArts – 15 July 2021

Richard catches up with State Library of Victoria CEO Kate Torney, actor Rob Lloyd, writer/performer Galit Klas, venue-co-owner Kyran Wheatley, producer Sarah Houbolt and more.

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SmartArts – 8 July 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 8 July 2021

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SmartArts – 1 July 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 1 July 2021

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SmartArts – 24 June 2021

Richard talks to Will Huxley from The Huxleys, Melbourne Magic Festival Director Tim Ellis, and heaps more.

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SmartArts – 17 June 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 17 June 2021

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SmartArts – 10 June 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 10 June 2021

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SmartArts – 3 June 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 3 June 2021

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SmartArts – 27 May 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 27 May 2021

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SmartArts – 20 May 2021

Richard talks to artist Anna Révész, artistic director Yumi Umiumare, director Lisa Byrne, and more.

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SmartArts – 13 May 2021

Acclaimed director Bruce Beresford discusses Melbourne Opera's Macbeth broadcast, plus heaps more.

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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.

Please email talks@rrr.org.au for all interview requests.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

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 www.artshub.com.au. 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.

https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

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