Critical Publications


Latitude 53 has been pleased in the past to host several talented authors through our writer-in-residence program, which builds upon our mandate 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. Our writer-in-residence creates 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. We look forward to resuming our writer-in-residence program later this year; details are forthcoming.

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

Latitude 53 Blog & video podcast

As well as the Writer in Residence, the blog publishes a variety of texts including critical responses to our ProjEx Room shows, exhibition essays paired with our Main Space programming, occasional other writing projects, and a video series that features interviews with artists during our summer Incubator series, highlights from our annual Visualeyez festival, and more. The blog also features links to other writing about projects at the gallery, and notable events in our community. Discover it at

The Latitude 53 members' newsletter

Latitude 53 members are subscribed to a bi-weekly email newsletter that includes links to writing we publish online, previews of upcoming exhibitions, more background about our programming, volunteer opportunities, and news about community events at Latitude 53. Become a member today.

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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