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A black and white photograph pf a young boy singing into a microphone in a recording studio.

Gina Rinehart’s own creativity revisited as she attacks Namatjira’s portrait

With mining magnate Gina Rinehart suddenly pivoting to arts criticism, we thought it was only fair to revisit her own creative output, specifically her poem, ‘Our Future’.

Do ‘pay what you can’ schemes boost ticket sales?

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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