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SmartArts – 14 October 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 14 October 2021

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SmartArts – 7 October 2021

Hear all about the Czech & Slovak Film Festival of Australia 2021 program highlights, the callout for First Stories Festival, and heaps more.

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SmartArts – 30 September 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 30 September 2021

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SmartArts – 23 September 2021

Learn about MIFF and VCA's collaboration, the visual arts sector in COVID, the latest news from Artists for Kids Culture, and more.

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SmartArts – 16 September 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 16 September 2021

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SmartArts – 9 September 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 9 September 2021

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SmartArts – 2 September 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 2 September 2021

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SmartArts – 26 August 2021

An episode of SmartArts on 26 August 2021

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SmartArts – 19 August 2021

Support Act, the MSO, Melbourne International Jazz Festival and more catch up with Richard Watts.

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SmartArts – 12 August 2021

Richard talks to Gertrude Contemporary, Geelong Gallery, the Irish Film Festival, Ausdance and 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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