State of Art Platform [ S O A P ] is a collective of artist and writers founded in 2015 based in Melbourne with members contributing from Melbourne, Germany and the USA. Past and current members include Lucinda Eva-May, James Tunks, Nina Gilbert, Grace Wood, Azza Zein, Sophie Neate, Beth Caird, Samantha McCulloch, Kendal McQuire, Xanthe Waite, Christopher Williams-Wynn, Jack BrownUnconventionally SOAP creates a platform for discussion between artists, researchers and writers in the public domain to challenge the position of the artwork within existing art platforms. SOAP brings a fluid set of propositions with each assertion to engage social and political current affairs and the current state of art, broadening the possibilities for the intersection of image and language across disciplines.