‘We still tend to overlook and ignore the remarkable work of Australians’
Robert Reid talks to broadcaster, writer and general arts stalwart Richard Watts, discussing his background as a poet, activist and advocate, and his passionate and abiding connection to Australian arts. The conversation looks at the need for cultural change, the need to combat cultural imperialism and white supremacy, and the persistence of the cultural cringe.
Richard is a Melbourne-based arts writer and broadcaster. The founder of the Emerging Writers’ Festival and a Life Member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, he has worked for a wide array of arts organisations and sat on numerous boards. He currently is chair of the Board of La Mama Theatre and is a member of the Green Room Awards Independent Theatre panel. In addition to writing for ArtsHub as Performing Arts Editor, Richard presents the weekly program SmartArts on 3RRR.