Smart Arts
Listen to SmartArts – 9 May 202403:00:009 May 2024
Playlist for SmartArts – 9 May 2024
  • 气 | Chi | EnergyMindy Meng Wang, Sui Zhen
  • Gentle ConfrontationLoraine James
  • Maybe If I Wore Sunglasses Inside I Won't Feel TiredJess Ribeiro
  • Lonely ManKeanu Nelson
  • Give My AllAstrid Sonne
  • Ricky Ticky TockyKid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds
  • I Can't Turn You LooseOtis Redding
  • Push Me, Pull YouAfrican Head Charge
  • The Etcetera PrayerDavid Bridie with Kathleen Mary Fallon
  • The Sky is CryingChris Wilson
  • Six Days Before He DiedKerri Simpson and David Bridie
  • Return To CentaurusMildlife
  • 'Til I DieThe Beach Boys
  • We're Still FriendsAmy Winehouse
  • Voices inside (Everything is Everything)Donny Hathaway
  • HaircutOpelousas
  • Almost Cut My Hair (early version)Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Cod Liver Oil & The Orange JuiceThe Mary Wallopers
  • The Beauty That Surrounds Ya (Live in the RRR Performance Space)Watty Thompson
  • Hotel SuiteJ. McFarlane's Reality Guest
  • Sing You Over (feat. Paul Kelly)Emma Donovan
  • GlitterNgaiire and The Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • No TraceKerryn Fields & Matt Joe Gow
  • Something Going 'RoundGrace Cummings
  • Change Is Coming (feat. Liz Stringer)Emma Donovan
  • Desolation RowCat 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.