Smart Arts
Listen to SmartArts – 23 May 202403:00:0023 May 2024


  • SmartArts: Tom Ballard’s Bringing Comedy To The West
Playlist for SmartArts – 23 May 2024
  • On TonightRosali
  • Dream SymbolHTRK
  • Empty And Silent (feat. King Krule)Mount Kimbie
  • Bath Water Baby00__
  • Living On The OutsideTAM VANTAGE
  • Looking for the SunMary Timony
  • MistakesSharon Van Etten
  • Ashton 77 VierCan
  • Ride AroundGoat Girl
  • Lost ChangesBeth Gibbons
  • Thinking About YouFaye Webster
  • Plastic RaincoatCindy Lee
  • The OppositeThe Smile
  • AlifeSlowdive
  • Flowers That TalkBeings
  • Fall into a DreamFoxwarren
  • Enter LaughingElectrelane
  • Done (Let's Get It)Yaeji
  • LilacsWaxahatchee
  • Footscray StationCamp Cope
  • Already Gone Wooden Ships

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.