Throughout this fifty-first issue of Artist Profile – which celebrates on the cover the revered painter Prudence Flint – there are many stories tracing the impact of COVID-19 on artists’ lives and work. We also consider what our public and private institutions are doing – or perhaps not doing – during this time. Profiles and photoshoots include Laure Prouvost, Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser, Clifford How, Helen Eager, Nick Santoro, Toby Cedar and Al Poulet. Sonia Legge chronicles ceramicist Steve Harrison's tragic confrontation with the recent bushfires, Jeremy Eccles pays tribute to the great painter Mavis Ngallametta, and two different writers critically review the Biennale of Sydney – it its physical and digital iterations. Laurie Steer and Amber Hearn write about their own art practices, while we preview and review some of the best shows around the country. This issue also features a very special suite of mini interviews with past AP cover artists to celebrate the launch of our new digital archive!