This week’s arts news and trending topics

Our Friday wrap of the week’s most popular stories includes an obituary, a lukewarm review of a shambolic cult favourite, and a range of career and education articles.

This week’s most popular stories on ArtsHub range from an obituary to a review, and include a reflection on the questions arising from AI art, some tips to opening an artist-run initiative, a new series looking at arts education offerings around the country, and making the transition from student life to working in the sector.

Vale Barry Humphries
The death of Australian satirist Barry Humphries last Saturday prompted widespread reflection on his complicated legacy and was our most read story of the week.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts