Celina Lei

Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.

Celina's Latest Articles

Emily Sheehan. Photo: Supplied. A young white woman with shoulder-length blonde hair and smiling at the camera. She is wearing a black tshirt and standing in front of a vibrant wall mural.
Career Advice

So you want my arts job: Playwright

Emily Sheehan shares the realities of her work as a playwright, her advice for others starting out and crucial skills…

Conference speaker in darkened room with presentation image on AI
Features

AI FOMO? Why cool heads are needed in the arts

Speakers at a recent conference took a critical stance amid pressures for those in the arts and cultural sectors to…

Melvyn Bragg during his speech in the House of Lords, video still. Image: Courtesy of Campaign for the Arts. A British man in his 70s with grey hair and glasses giving a speech among other members in the House of Lords.
News

‘The arts are not the cherry on the cake – they are the cake,’ says Melvyn Bragg

In his speech in the House of Lords, Melvyn Bragg advocates for crucial support for the arts in the UK…

Left: Lavinia Fontana, ‘Mystic marriage of Saint Catherine’, 1574-77 oil on copper. NGV, Felton Bequest, 2021. Image: Supplied. Right: Artemisia Gentileschi, ‘Lucretia’, c.1630-35 oil on canvas. Private collection. Image: Supplied.
Features

Do you know the first female professional artists in Western history?

Lavinia Fontana, Sofonisba Aguissola and Artemisia Gentileschi sustained rewarding artistic practices with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Photo of a cellphone on the table with a questioning emoji displayed on the screen against a white background.
Career Advice

5 considerations for your arts practice in 2024

Tips and resources for those starting out their arts practice, transitioning or looking to make it a full-time career.

‘FANGIRLS Residency and Response’. Photo: Herman Vewey. Stage dance performance with red lights and a dark background. Five dancers are doing energetic moves with their bodies on stage.
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Australian-UK collaborations driving artistic exchange and innovation

The British Council’s Connections Through Culture Grant Programme 2023 will see four new projects take shape at the forefront of…

Live and in Conversation After-Hours: Tracey Emin hosted by the NGV leading up to the 2023 NGV Triennial. Photo: ArtsHub. Two figures sitting on the stage in a large auditorium. A projector is showing the words ‘Tracey Emin’ against pink neon phrases that form an artwork.
Features

Tracey Emin’s five pieces of wisdom

Tracey Emin was in Melbourne recently to deliver a talk as part of the NGV Triennial. The biggest take away…

Graffiti art in Dublin, Ireland. Photo: George Bakos via Unsplash.
News

Setting in motion: what Ireland’s basic income pilot could mean

The success of the national campaign that established Ireland’s Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme offers a range of…

Student musician from the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Photo of a young person with black hair playing a violin among other musicians.
News

Orchestras strengthening international engagement

Over 100 student musicians are heading to Singapore and Malaysia, and a new major UK partnership for the MSO has…

Career Advice

So you want my arts job: Narrative Designer

Wondering who's behind the stories in video games? Narrative Designer Alexander Swords explains the scope of his job and player…

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