This week’s arts news and trending topics

New podcast spotlights everyday Asian-Australians, Queensland show bound for V&A, why passion can cause harm and more latest arts news.

What caught our readers’ attention this week? ArtsHub takes a look at the top reads and the headlines that piqued your interest – from the big funding announcements, to program revelations.

Battle to save a local music venue – again
In 2010, historic scenes were witnessed in Melbourne, when tens of thousands of people came out in support of The Tote and other live music venues. Fast forward 13 years and once again the community is rallying together to save this important and long-running venue.

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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. 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. Instagram @lleizy_