Airdate: The Art Of…

Namila Benson seeks to answer life’s big questions through art, on ABC.

New ABC Arts and Culture show The Art Of… hosted by Namila Benson, succeeds Art Works which ran for two years on ABC TV Plus.

The new show seeks to answer life’s big questions through art and begins with the theme “Heartbreak” and features Josh Thomas, singer-song writer Emma Donovan, Yumi Stynes and Clementine Ford.

Each episode we ask a burning question: Why does sex make us uncomfortable? Is rage a blessing or a curse? How can we learn to embrace our imperfections?

Join the ever-curious Namila Benson as she speaks to artists from across the vast creative landscape here and abroad to find answers.

Coming along for the ride are guest hosts including iconic Australian Drag Queen Courtney Act exploring The Art of Masculinity and food lover Matt Preston delving into The Art of Food. The series also features online art historian extraordinaire Mary McGillivray.

Episode One: The Art Of… Heartbreak
We’ve all experienced heartbreak, whether romantic, platonic or the death of a loved one. Namila wants to know: when it comes to getting over heartbreak, is the answer in art?

Featuring award winning screenwriter and comedian, Josh Thomas, singer-song writer, Emma Donovan, along with Yumi Stynes and Clementine Ford’s unorthodox ritual: Divorce Party.

To find out if art can mend a broken heart, Namila is taking one heartbroken artist on a journey, the acclaimed illustrator and muralist Celeste Mountjoy (aka Filthy Ratbag) who is recently single… Will Namila’s experiment work?

9:30pm Tuesday 4 June on ABC.

Leave a Reply