Curators Sim Luttin and Penelope Hunt speak about their respective works which are part of Arts Projects Australia’s CLIMARTE festival. Physical performer and actor Shepherd speaks about his solo work for YIRRAMBOI festival. Plus, director and performer Vicki Van Hout shares words on her YIRRAMBOI Festival show, plenty serious TALK TALK. Artist Joanne Scicluna joins in to chat about her exhibition at Gippsland Art Gallery, Where The Land Lies. Plus, exhibition curator Jane Devery on the exhibition, Rosslynd Piggott: I sense you but I cannot see you. Plus, the 'Art Attack' segment.

Playlist for SmartArts – 2 May 2019

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.

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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.