Critical Publications


The writer-in-residence program is an initiative from Latitude 53 that builds upon the mandate of Latitude 53 to provide a forum for dialogue about contemporary visual culture throughout communities. Situated as a six-month residency, the writer engages Latitude 53 programming for the greater Edmonton-regional community and beyond through critical writing. The writer-in-residence will create a minimum of three writings a month and may choose to coordinate, create, or incite critical dialogue about visual culture through other complementary programming activities as well.

Latitude 53's current writer in residence is Josh Holinaty.

Josh Holinaty is an Edmonton based illustrator, designer, and visual artist who has created work for a multitude of clients including The Globe & Mail, Owl, WIRED, Runner’s World, Canadian Business, and Avenue, to name a few. Recently the "Transition" mural in downtown Edmonton, which he created with artist Luke Ramsey, received an Edmonton Urban Design Award in Excellence and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Urban Design award in the Urban Fragments category. He has also exhibited work in France, Germany, USA and of course Canada.

Josh’s work involves the humourous and grotesque, and recently he has been found to appreciate traditional life drawing.

Currently Josh teaches illustration and design at GURU Digital Arts College in Edmonton.

See the past writers in residence and all of their posts at

Latitude 53 Blog & Video Podcast

Latitude 53 is pleased to present a new series of video interviews and features with the artists exhibiting in our gallery, as well as selected material from our archives and special features on our annual Visualeyez performance art festival. See the podcast at the Latitude 53 Blog at, alongside regular updates from the gallery about our shows, art, and the Edmonton community.

Writing Edmonton

Presented in association with the Edmonton Arts Council, "Writing Edmonton" was a workshop held in Edmonton in May 2012, which brought together members of the city's art-writing, journalism and criticism communities along with invited guest John Schelling of Blackflash Magazine. Taking place at Latitude 53 and the Art Gallery of Alberta the weekend-long event included writing exercises and discussion, and will be continued in 2013.

View the event blog at

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