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AIRDATE | ABC announces premiere date for new series THE ART OF… hosted by NAMILA BENSON

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THE ART OF… is a refreshing new arts and culture show with an epic mission: to answer life’s big questions through art.  

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.  

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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. 

THE ART OF… Heartbreak – Tuesday 4 June.

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?

THE ART OF… Being Imperfect – Tuesday 11 June.

Namila Benson wants to learn how to embrace her imperfections… is the answer in art? Featuring powerhouse singer/songwriter & purveyor of radical honesty Amanda Palmer, jazz improviser extraordinaire Audrey Powne, acclaimed glass artist Yhonnie Scarce and painter Richard Lewer who has set up his very own art gallery confession booth. What will Namila learn and what will she confess?

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THE ART OF… is a wild dive into the challenges of life, borrowing the wisdom, humour and bravery of the most intriguing artists.  

THE ART OF… starts Tuesday 4 June at 9:30pm on ABC TV and ABC iview

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Kyle Laidlaw
Kyle Laidlaw
An avid media enthusiast of more than 10 years, Kyle regularly follows all things TV related, both in Australia and overseas with a particular interest in local free-to-air scheduling and new show commissions.


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