Dubai light festival welcomes Australian curator for inaugural edition

Former Curator and Festival Director of Light at Vivid Sydney joins the new Dhai Dubai light art festival to help showcase Emirati artists to a global audience.
A dome like architectural structure with blue and neon pink lights projected throughout at night.

The first ever Dhai Dubai light art festival will take place at Expo City Dubai from 26 January to 4 February this year, with Australian event designer Anthony Bastic AM at the helm.

The Festival is organised by Expo City Dubai, in strategic partnership with AGB Creative, curators and designers of Vivid Sydney, and the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

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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.