Latitude 53 Blog

Latitude 53 is an artist-run centre in downtown Edmonton, AB, Canada. This blog includes information on our exhibitions, our video podcast, and more. Our purpose is to encourage contemporary artistic practices and to foster the development and exhibition of experimental art forms. Latitude 53 provides a forum for dialogue about contemporary art practices through exhibitions, performances, readings, seminars, workshops, and interpretive programming.

Recent Blog Posts

Heather Shillinglaw’s Whiskey Scrip is at Latitude 53...
Posted
Heather Shillinglaw’s Whiskey Scrip is at Latitude 53...
Heather Shillinglaw’s Whiskey Scrip is at Latitude 53 until November 17.
Published at Latitude 53 Blog
Julie-Ann Mercer responds to Lineage by artist Brittney Bear...
Posted
Julie-Ann Mercer responds to Lineage by artist Brittney Bear Hat In the installation Lineage, Brittney Bear Hat explores her relationship to Pink Mountain, an area in British Columbia’s Rocky Mountains that is home to Bear Hat’s family and is near Fort St. John, the core of the province’s oil an...
Published at Latitude 53 Blog
Noor Bhangu responds to the work of Luther Konadu I am writing...
Posted
Noor Bhangu responds to the work of Luther Konadu I am writing to you in the wake of the deeply troubling acquittal of Gerald Stanley from the murder of Colten Boushie. I sit in dumb shock while my social networks are in uproar—online and in real life—demanding justice for the 22-year old Indige...
Published at Latitude 53 Blog
Here’s our mini interview with Artist Luther Konadu....
Posted
Here’s our mini interview with Artist Luther Konadu. Luther Konadu is an emerging writer and artist of Ghanaian descent. He is a content creator for the online publication Public Parking, a project for highlighting the working practices of emerging creatives. He is also a writing contributor for ...
Published at Latitude 53 Blog
Our third Parka Patio installation is by artist Ryland Fortie a...
Posted
Our third Parka Patio installation is by artist Ryland Fortie a recent Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. Fortie has this to say about his work “I’m interested in these boundaries of what becomes adopted by the masses as normal and what is seen as delusion...
Published at Latitude 53 Blog
The second installation for the Parka Patio is by artist Mara...
Posted
The second installation for the Parka Patio is by artist Mara Eagle. Eagle is an artist living and working in Montreal since 2012. She is currently a candidate for a Master’s of Fine Arts at Concordia University. She was born in Boston in the year of the dragon, eats everything except mammals and...
Published at Latitude 53 Blog
Parka Patio 2018 is coming together! This piece by Metal Kitty...
Posted
Parka Patio 2018 is coming together! This piece by Metal Kitty is currently under construction. Metal Kitty is an Edmonton Artist Collective, which creates large scale public art sculptures. There are two people in the Metal Kitty collective: Max Turner and Stacey Cann. Responding to the theme of...
Published at Latitude 53 Blog
Are you a creative who needs feedback on your work? Do you want...
Posted
Are you a creative who needs feedback on your work? Do you want to be more involved with the arts community? Do you love giving constructive criticism? Then this is for you! At Latitude we are always looking for ways to give back to our members and foster a stronger arts community in this good ol...
Published at Latitude 53 Blog
If you haven’t had a chance to see ‘Persistence Of...
Posted
If you haven’t had a chance to see ‘Persistence Of Vision’ check out this beautiful video made by Brandon A. Dalmer.
Published at Latitude 53 Blog
Pest Control: “Success!!!!” Two wooden folding chairs...
Posted
Pest Control: “Success!!!!” Two wooden folding chairs sit abreast and encircled by a collection of six space heaters. An audience faces them, waiting. Kai Villneff and Sarah Ormandy—Pest Control—enter upstage left. They each turn on three heaters before taking their seats, Ormandy on o...
Published at Latitude 53 Blog