Smart Arts
Playlist for SmartArts – 23 June 2022
  • HeremPerfume Genius
  • I Was Blue Technicolour TooSoak
  • Linen In The SunLucy Roleff & Lehmann B Smith
  • StaralfurSigur Ros
  • Blue ChalkJust Mustard
  • Goodbye to Old FriendsStuart A Staples
  • Moore Stars Than There Are in HeavenYo La Tengo
  • Silence Is GoldenThe Beths
  • HalloweenDead Kennedys
  • Slow HandsInterpol
  • BloomsdayFontaines D.C.
  • I Really Shouldn't Have Gone Out Last NightDirty Three
  • MarsSufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James McAlister
  • PlutoBjork
  • Hold These WordsEmily Ulman
  • Song of the SealEdel Meade
  • Polymers Are ForeverFuture of the Left
  • I Have A LoveFor Those I Love
  • Opening CeremonyBlack Cab

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.