palimpsest (2012) acts as an anthology for the programming that took place at PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts during the 2012 programming year. The publication includes contributions by 45 artists, curators, and writers all responding to the possibility of the photograph as a contemporary palimpsest, or re-writable text. Each exhibition and off-site project has its own dedicated chapter, in addition to artists’ projects and texts commissioned for the anthology. There are essays, curatorial texts, interviews, diary entries, poems, and even a one-act play all expanding on the implications of the palimpsest in our time.

Contributors: J.J. Kegan McFadden, Larry Glawson, Jeanne Randolph, Andrew Harwood, Carolyn Gray, Michael Benjamin Brown, Susan Britton, Allison Collins, Laurie K. Bertram, Tracy Peters, Mary Reid, mrghosty, Myfanwy Ashmore, Ian Bogost, Max Capacity, Clint Enns, Party Time! Hexcellent! Haydiroket, Erica Eyres, Fiona Jardine, William Eakin, Adrian A. Stimson, Glenn Alteen, Evergon, Chris Curreri, Shawney Dempsey + Lorri Millan, Jenna Edwards, Tess Hurrell, Jason Lazarus, Cody Trepte, Derek Dunlop, Cheryl Sourkes, Rachel Zolf, Tom Kohut, Guy Maddin, Kelsey Braun, Cecilia Araneda, Isiah Medina, Carole O’Brien, Heidi Phillips, Mike Maryniuk, Sabrina Ratte, Kandis Friesen + Nahed Mansour, Vincent Chevalier and Collin Zipp.

235 pages, colour. 2012.
Contact gallery to purchase.


Quit, India. (2013) Published in collaboration with Artspeak in Vancouver, Quit, India., documents and elaborates upon Divya Mehra’s two recent solo exhibitions at Canadian Artist Run Centres: Turf War presented at PLATFORM in 2010 and The Party is Over, presented at Artspeak (Vancouver) in 2011. It includes essays by: Amy Fung, Natasha Bissonauth, and Kendra Place. Special support for this project was provided by The Winnipeg Foundation.

Contact gallery to purchase.

“…Through the appropriation of pop culture references, (Mehra) tackles larger socio-political concerns and issues of class, race, and gender, making their persistent complications and disappointments fair game. She tellingly frustrates her audience. . . to expose the anxieties of the South Asian diaspora. . . By integrating humor to reveal hypocrisy, Mehra’s work reminds those paying attention that this isn’t an equal world, and losing this belief, this privilege, is at the heart of her work.” — Excerpt from foreword by Kim Nguyen, and J.J. Kegan McFadden

74 pages, colour. 2013.

Garry Neill Kennedy: Oeuvres photographiques/Photoworks, 1969-2011

This publication accompanies the exhibition Garry Neill Kennedy: Photoworks, 1969-2011 presented at the Louise and Reuben-Cohen Art Gallery of the Université de Moncton, from January 18 – April 1 2012. As well as at PLATFORM from March 9 to April 20, 2013. The exhibition was published by the Louise and Reuben-Cohen Art Gallery in collaboration with PLATFORM and includes a feature essay by Stephen Horne.

27 pages, colour. 2012

Haven’t We Been Here Before?

Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibitions.

SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME Work by: Markus Vater, Jon Pylypchuk, Alex da Corte and Aleesa Cohene. Curated by Kim Nguyen

SO MANY LETDOWNS BEFORE WE GET UP….Jo-Anne Balcaen, Steven Leyden Cochrane, Maura Doyle, Glen Fogel, Alex Kisilevich, Kelly Mark, Ashley Neese, Ryan Peter and Jim Verburg. Curated by J.J. Kegan McFadden

Essays by Kim Nguyen, Clint Enns, Sophie Brodovitch, Stephanie Poruchnyk-Butler, J.J. Kegan McFadden and Cam Bush. 89 pages colour. 2011

Always Moving Forward

Always Moving Forward Contemporary African Photography from the Wedge Collection is a collaboration between three centres, and marks the exhibition that toured to each centre: Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, May 01 – 29, 2010; PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, November 3 – December 10, 2011; and, Art Gallery of Peterborough, January 13 – March 4, 2012.

The exhibition was curated by Kenneth Montague. It includes artwork by: Mohamed Bourouissa, Mohamed Camara, Calvin Dondo, Samuel Fosso, Hassan Hajjaj, Bouchra Khalili, Antony Kimani, Lebohang Mashiloane, Aida Muluneh, Dawit L. Petros, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Guy Tillim, Andrew Tshabangu, Nontsikelelo ‘Lolo’ Veleko. Feature essay by Pamela Edmonds. 32 pages colour. 2010.

The Critical Object

Jeanne Randolph. Foreword by J.J. Kegan McFadden.

44 Pages. Edition of 250. 2009.


Work by KC Adams, Richard Dyck and Erika Lincoln.

Essays by Richard Holden, Steve Loft and Robert Epp. 2008

Tree Planting

Sarah Anne Johnson. Essay by Meeka Walsh.

32 Pages. Colour. 2006.

Vague Terrain

Lisa Stinner-Kun. Essay by Trevor Boddy.

32 pages. Colour. 2007.