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. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne and was most recently engaged in consultation for the Emerging Writers’ Festival and ArtsGen. Instagram @lleizy_

Celina's Latest Articles

Catch art and music at Suara Festival, Bali Indonesia. Two very large installations appear like masks hovering over a crowd with the sun setting into the background against a purple sky.
Calendars

Upcoming Asian arts destinations 2024

A hand-picked guide of contemporary arts festivals and biennales to add to your Asian travel itinerary in the second half…

Live wedding painter Rebekka Lord-John. Black and white photo of a woman with long straight hair, looking down at the canvas she is painting on. The photo is digitally manipulated to be on top of a purple background, with the words 'so you want my arts job?'
Career Advice

So you want my arts job: Live Wedding Painter

Do you have the skills to spend five to seven hours painting at a wedding? Live wedding painter Rebekka Lord-Johnson…

Career Advice

So you want my arts job: Interpretation and Content Development Officer

In her role of interpretation at the Museum of Australian Democracy, Alice McKenzie Ebbels deals with history rather than languages.

Miles Astray, 'FLAMINGONE', 2024, entered into the 1839 Awards AI category and subsequently disqualified. Photo: Courtesy of the artist. The pink body of a flamingo with this head hidden, standing on a white sandy beach.
News

Human artist beats AI, but it’s coming back with a vengeance

While a non-AI image has taken out a win at an AI awards program, news of Meta scraping social posts…

Photo: Markus Spiske, Unsplash. A brightly-lit space with artwork displays on walls and visitors walking about.
News

Art Money pulls back in economic squeeze

Art Money, the interest-free financing platform for artwork purchases, has made the difficult decision to pause operations due to capital…

'Little Murmur' to tour in Australia. Photo: Angela Grabowska. A young woman lies on the stage with a book in her hand and pages flying in the air.
News

Dancing through the world of dyslexia

Developed with young audiences in mind, 'Little Murmur' by the UK's Aakash Odedra Company draws on life experiences of dyslexia…

Mary McGillivray and Nik Wyness share their insights on video content success. Photo: Supplied. McGillivray is a young Caucasian woman with short red hair, wearing a black sleeveless top and sitting inside a study space with yellow walls. Wyness is a middle-aged Caucasian man wearing a high-collared coat and glasses.
Features

Nine dos and don’ts of video content in the arts

‘Humour is the best way’, ‘be clear about your niche’, 'don’t try to be down with the kids’, plus more…

Kirilee Cosplay. Photo: Supplied. A cutout portrait of a Caucasian woman dressed up with a frilly dress and hair accessories. The portrait is black and white on a purple background, with the words ‘so you want my arts job?’
Career Advice

So you want my arts job: Cosplayer

Kirilee Cosplay has been in the field of cosplaying for nearly a decade, representing Australia in international competitions and championing…

So you want my arts job. A woman holding an armful of basketry materials smiles at the camera.
Career Advice

So you want my arts job: Wearable Art and Fibre Artist

The fibre and wearable pieces of Sunshine Coast-based artist Karen Lynch can be seen across festivals and competitions. Here is…

The portrait, among two other works of Gina Rinehart, are reproduced in Vincent Namatjira's monograph. Image: Supplied, courtesy Thames & Hudson.
News

Gina Rinehart pressures Australian gallery to remove portrait by Vincent Namatjira – now the whole net is searching for it

The work was previously shown in 'Vincent Namatjira: Australia in colour' at AGSA, with the current exhibition set to run…

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