2022 graduates share a future built on community

Celebrating the return of in-person graduate showcases, ArtsHub looks at the future prospects for a new generation of artists.

It’s that time of the year for art school graduate student showcases, and for many, especially those in Melbourne after the country’s strictest lockdowns, it’s the first time students have been able to exhibit their works in person and have a proper opening.

Monash University’s MADA Now 2022, which runs until 3 December, is showcasing a staggering 600 artists, designers and architectural graduates.

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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.