This week’s arts news and trending topics

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From circus students expressing their concerns about their future in light of Swinburne University’s recent decision to pause student intakes in 2024, and the perennial question of how to separate art from the artist, to a range of reviews around the country, here are our most read stories of the week.

Can we separate art from the artist?

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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