Smart Arts
Listen to SmartArts – 8 February 202403:00:008 February 2024
Playlist for SmartArts – 8 February 2024
  • People of the LoonBeverly Glenn-Copeland
  • I Want to be EveryoneCash Savage and the Last Drinks
  • Only HumanMark Gillespie
  • Isn't It A PityNina Simone
  • PsychotherapyMelanie
  • Big WestSimon Bailey
  • NyunYirinda
  • Magic Woman DancingEmily Wurramara
  • Karaoke LoveHooper Crescent
  • SomewhereThe Dharma Chain
  • JAMCODJesus Mary Chain
  • Right Behind YouJ Mascis
  • 空 | K​ō​ng | EmptinessMindy Meng Wang 王萌 and Sui Zhen
  • Mr Tambourine ManCat Power
  • The Ballad of the New York TimesAmanda Palmer
  • In MotionSquid Nebula
  • I Know Where I'm Going (Live in the RRR Performance Space)Kutcha Edwards
  • ThirteenJim Lawrie
  • Caicos DawnThe Bamboos
  • Everything is unrealAstrid Sonne
  • Clean CutCharm of Finches
  • Everything Is NowJess Ribeiro
  • A Hole In The SandJonnie Goes To Church
  • The Metrologist (Live at RRR Performance Space)Liz Stringer
  • The Beauty That Surrounds Ya (Live in the RRR Performance Space)Watty Thompson
  • Pretty Bird TreeL J Hill
  • Arizona ColtThe Counterfeit featuring Freya Josephine Hollick
  • Song to the SirenMick Harvey And Amanda Acevedo

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.