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 OAM is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, a Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend, and was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize in 2020. In 2021 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Green Room Awards Association. Most recently, Richard received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in June 2024. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts