Art inhabits a dynamic space, demanding innovation, passion, commitment and flexibility.  These are the same qualities that art students need to survive the constant shifts in the political and artistic landscape. The recent budget proposal, international festivals and the proliferation of technology into the everyday are symptomatic of these shifts. Loosely framing Artwrite 55 under the theme of transformation, we discuss these and other issues, considering the possible impact on the future of the arts.

Cover image. Mitchell Grafton (1973 – present), “Updating Vermeer”, 2012. Photoshop digital painting , 40 x 50cm. Image courtesy of artist.