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11 April 2019

SmartArts – 11 April 2019

This week the delightful Bernard Caleo and Fleur Kilpatrick drop in for their regular segments. Richard is also joined by: Zoë Croggon regarding her work Olga, showing at the Centre for Contemporary…

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Episode
4 April 2019

SmartArts – 4 April 2019

Bringing the goodness to SmartArts this week are two guests who will be performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival; Joanne Brookefield and Michael Williams. The show also hosts Lynette Wallworth regarding her…

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Episode
28 March 2019

SmartArts – 28 March 2019

An episode of SmartArts on 28 March 2019

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Episode
21 March 2019

SmartArts – 21 March 2019

Richard's guests this week include: Curator Angela Hesson regarding the Hans and Nora Heysen exhibition at the NGV; Stephanie Lake, creator of Dance Massive's Skeleton Tree; Brian Carr, MAPgroup President as well as…

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Episode
14 March 2019

SmartArts – 14 March 2019

An episode of SmartArts on 14 March 2019

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Episode
7 March 2019

SmartArts – 7 March 2019

Richard Watts' wonderful guests this week include Pippa Grandison and David James (who play Bill and Betty Heslop in Muriel's Wedding, the Musical); Senior Curator Lisa Sullivan regarding Geelong Gallery's Sidney Nolan Kelly…

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Episode
28 February 2019

SmartArts – 28 February 2019

This weeks guests include Rose Bishop regarding her show Maidenhead at The Butterfly Club, Robbie Rowlands and the Assistant Director of the National Centre for Photography and Mick Thomas ahead of his musical…

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Episode
21 February 2019

SmartArts – 21 February 2019

A jam-packed show of interviews, plus Art Attack with Ace Wagstaff and Tai Snaith.

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Episode
14 February 2019

SmartArts – 14 February 2019

Fleur Kilpatrick provides her fortnightly 'Shoot the Messenger' theatre review, and Janenne Willis, the artist and maker behind ‘Swell’ reveals plans for Swell #4 which will take place at the revamped Esplanade Hotel.

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Episode
7 February 2019

SmartArts – 7 February 2019

An episode of SmartArts on 7 February 2019

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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.


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