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SmartArts – 10 September 2020

An episode of SmartArts on 10 September 2020

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SmartArts – 3 September 2020

MEAA's Paul Davies talks about the statement on Australia needing a comprehensive cultural policy, plus heaps more.

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SmartArts – 27 August 2020

An episode of SmartArts on 27 August 2020

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SmartArts – 20 August 2020

An episode of SmartArts on 20 August 2020

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SmartArts – 13 August 2020

An episode of SmartArts on 13 August 2020

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SmartArts – 6 August 2020

Richard catches up with playwright Gabriel Bergmoser, editor Dr Edward Colless, and more.

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SmartArts – 30 July 2020

An episode of SmartArts on 30 July 2020

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SmartArts – 23 July 2020

Richard's guests include Multicultural Arts Victoria CEO Veronica Pardo, and heaps more.

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SmartArts – 16 July 2020

We hear updates from Melbourne Fringe, MQFF, The Substation and McClelland Sculpture Park.

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SmartArts – 9 July 2020

Richard talks to NGV's Donna McColm, Esther Anatolitis, Cassie Leatham, Shadow Arts Minister Tony Burke, Koorie Heritage Trust CEO Tom Mosby, 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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