This week’s arts news and trending topics

What are people talking about in the arts this week? Get up to speed with our weekly news summary.
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What caught our readers’ attention this past week? Everything from the King’s Birthday Honours to an obituary for a leading artist from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Here are ArtsHub‘s most-read stories this week.

Women outnumber men in Honours List
The King’s Birthday Honours List was revealed at the weekend, with a number of people in the arts and cultural sector recognised.

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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