Smart Arts
Playlist for SmartArts – 7 October 2021
  • GoneOf All Living Things
  • Falling CloudsDyson Stringer Cloher
  • HomeEmma Donovan & the Putbacks
  • All the Things that Go to Make Heaven and EarthNew Pornographers
  • The Ghost of You LingersSpoon
  • Write A List of Things To Look Forward ToCourtney Barnett
  • Scar for CharlieVanessa Perica Orchestra
  • Dead AliveKurt Vile
  • I Want the World to StopBelle and Sebastian
  • Cherry AfterglowEven
  • SwamplandThe Scientists
  • QueenPerfume Genius
  • As Sparks Fly UpwardsDevastations
  • You Give Death a Bad NameSufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine
  • We Never Lived HereBeirut
  • I'll Dream AloneThe Magnetic Fields
  • Don't Bury Me in LoveDaniel Trackell
  • Pull The Thread (Susie's Theme)The Orbweavers

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 for all interview requests.


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 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.