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SmartArts – 6 May 2021

Hear about new performances, exhibitions and more.

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SmartArts – 29 April 2021

Richard Watts chats to artist Dale Harding, director Hayden Tonazzi, playwright and performer A. J. Ridefelt, and more.

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SmartArts – 22 April 2021

Richard catches up with playwrights Joanna Murray-Smith, Yve Blake, Morgan Rose, and more.

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SmartArts – 15 April 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 15 April 2021

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SmartArts – 8 April 2021

Richard catches up with Kim Salmon and Stu Thomas about The Surrealists exhibition, plus stacks more.

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Episode

SmartArts – 1 April 2021

Richard talks Yirramboi Festival Creative Director Boonwurrung and Wemba Wemba woman Caroline Martin and many more.

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SmartArts – 25 March 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 25 March 2021

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SmartArts – 18 March 2021

MTC Artistic Director and CEO Brett Sheehy talks about their upcoming programming and heaps more.

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SmartArts – 11 March 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 11 March 2021

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SmartArts – 4 March 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 4 March 2021

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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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