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SmartArts – 26 November 2020

Richard catches up with Chunky Move, TarraWarra Museum of Art, and heaps more.

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SmartArts – 19 November 2020

An episode of SmartArts on 19 November 2020

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SmartArts – 12 November 2020

Hear from MQFF Program Director Spiro Economopoulos, Heide Museum of Modern Art Artistic Director Lesley Harding, and more.

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SmartArts – 5 November 2020

Richard chats to MGA Gallery Director Anouska Phizacklea, Jewish Museum of Australia Director Jess Bram, and more.

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SmartArts – 29 October 2020

Richard talks to Simon Abrahams from Melbourne Fringe, journalist and author Garry Linnel, and more.

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SmartArts – 22 October 2020

New Victorian Creative Industries Minister Danny Pearson talks to Richard about working with the industry, Covid recovery, and more.

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SmartArts – 15 October 2020

Katrina Sedgewick, Director and CEO of ACMI, tells us about their new gallery launch, plus loads more.

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SmartArts – 8 October 2020

An episode of SmartArts on 8 October 2020

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SmartArts – 1 October 2020

An episode of SmartArts on 1 October 2020

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SmartArts – 24 September 2020

An episode of SmartArts on 24 September 2020

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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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