Smart Arts
Playlist for SmartArts – 20 January 2022
  • LawnAldous Harding
  • Be By Your SidePillow Queens
  • Fyodor DormantBeirut
  • Jackie Down The LineFontaines D.C.
  • Waiting in the WingsJen Cloher
  • Rabbit Will RunIron and Wine
  • Watching Strangers SmileParquet Courts
  • The Only Moment We Were AloneExplosions in the Sky
  • Be The HookPavement
  • Golden BoyNick Batterham
  • Modern GirlSleater Kinney
  • Music to Hold Hands ToThe Lucksmiths
  • Slightly Threatening Older FemaleGeraldine Quinn
  • Almost ThereRon S Peno & The Superstitions
  • WildSpoon
  • Leaf off/ The CaveJosé González
  • From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea)The Decemberists
  • Blue ValentinesTom Waits
  • I'll Be Seeing YouCat Power

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.