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This page contains selected references to writing about Eyland's work.

For images of Eyland's work, please see: Images. For Eyland's writing on work by other artists, please see: Writing. For Eyland's writing on his own work, please see: Assertions. To view Eyland's 1992 book of illustrated essays, please see: The 100,000 Names of Art (16MB PDF). To view Eyland's online posts since 2006 to the art magazine Akimbo, please click here.

2010 Enright, Robert "Wordlessly, Bookishly,: Guy Maddin & Cliff Eyland," Winnipeg: Border Crossings magazine, 14 (see also: http://www.bordercrossingsmag.com/issue116/article/2812).
Idiom, "Fair Warning: Interview with AA Bronson" (re: New York Art Book Fair) http://idiommag.com/2010/11/fair-warning-interview-with-aa-bronson/.

2009 Armstrong, John. "Cliff Eyland," Canadian Art magazine, Summer, 2009.
Dault, Gary Michael. "Library Science...," Toronto: The Globe & Mail, Saturday, Feb. 28 2009, R8.
Burke, Andrew. "Site Specific: Visualizing the Vernacular in Andrea Dorfman's Parsley Days," in Rain/Drizzle/Fog: Film and Television in Atlantic Canada by Darrell Varga, University of Calgary Press, Calgary 2009, 219-233.
Collings, A.K., Neurartic. "Two From Winnipeg," http://neurartic.blogspot.com/2009/02/two-from-winnipeg.html 27 February 2009.
Lieberman, Michael. "Cliff Eyland: The 'Librarian Painter,'" http://blog.seattlepi.com/bookpatrol/archives/ 162572.asp?from=blog_last3 22 February 2009.
Mida, Ingrid, "Bookart" http://blogofabookworm.blogspot.com/search/label/Cliff Eyland 7 March 2009.

2008 Lederman, L. "One Visionary...," (feature about Nickle Arts Museum The Big Gift exhibition) Toronto: The Globe & Mail, Saturday, July 26, 2008, R1-5.
Abramson, S. "Public Art," Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, Thursday, July 31, 2008, D3.
Walsh, M. ed., Wegman, W., Enright. R., The Winnipeg Alphabestiary. "Xmas Beast," Winnipeg: a BorderCrossingsBook, 2008, 6, 64-65, 81.
MacMillan, L. ed., et al, RBC Canadian Painting Competition Ten Years, Toronto: Royal Bank of Canada, 2008, 31.
"The Big Gift," Morley Walker (on Richard Condie: ARRGG!!) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, February 7, 2008.

2007 Cooper, E. Toronto: Arts Now Podcast #1, online at www.blogto.com/arts_now_podcast/2007/03/the_arts_now_podcast_1/ (October 2007)
Balzer, D. "Eye Candy," Toronto: Eye Weekly, online at http://www.eyeweekly.com/ (July 2007)
Dault, G.M. "Cliff Eyland at Leo Kamen," Toronto: The Globe and Mail, Saturday March 24, 2007, R12.

2006 Enright, R., Maddin, G. "Winnipeg Report," London (UK): Frieze magazine, issue #97, March 2006, 144-151.
Lafortune, W. "Street Cred," (review of Eyland curatorial project) Calgary: Gallerieswest magazine, Summer, 50-52.
Goddard, P. "Art Goes Mobile," Toronto: Toronto Star, 16 December 2006, available online at: http://www.thestar.com/article/150947
Roberts, L. "It's Beautifully Useless Technology," Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, September 28, D4.
Locke, S. "Switched On," Winnipeg: The Uniter, September 21, 15;

2005 Montcombroux, B. "One Month Free Rent," (review of Eyland curatorial project) Winnipeg: The Manitoban, January 19, 18.
Walker, M. "Five Proposals..." (Millennium Library commission commentary) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, February 5, C3.
Roberts , L. "Big Time," (review) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, Thursday, February 17, D6.
Dault, G.M. "Cliff Eyland at Leo Kamen," (review) Toronto: The Globe & Mail, Saturday, February 12, R10.
Walker, M. "Making a Millennium Statement," (Millennium Library commission commentary) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, April 23, C1/3.
Meyes, A. "Feast Your Eyes," (Millennium Library commission commentary) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, October 8, 2005, F3;
Edgar, P. "Unique Art will adorn Library," (Millennium Library commission commentary) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, Wednesday May 11, A3.
Pauch-Nolin, K. "Neurotic Note Cards," (Millennium Library commission commentary) Winnipeg: Uptown, 29 September 2005, 23.
Pauch-Nolin, K. "Guerrillas Under Glass," (review of Eyland curatorial project) Winnipeg: Uptown, 2 March 2005, 19.
Collins, C.J. "The Moment of Creation for Cliff Eyland," (feature article) Winnipeg: Style Manitoba, Summer 2005, 33.
Roberts, L. "Art from A to Z" (year-end review) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, Tuesday, December, D1.
Fronda, J. "The Art of Downtown," (review) Winnipeg: The Manitoban, vol.93 no.13, 16 November, 14.
Pauch-Nolin, K "Creative Minds - Year in Review Visual Arts," Winnipeg: Uptown, 15 December, 18.
Perlmutter, K. "'A Silva Rerum' (A Forest of Things): The Art of Cliff Eyland," (feature article) Winnipeg: The Icelandic Canadian, vol.59 #2, 50-53 (including cover image).
Adamski, P. "To Curate or Create," (biographical) Five One Six Three The NSCAD University Magazine, December, 14-17.
"Abzurbs," (cover Image of the band The Abzurbs), Toronto: Broken Pencil magazine issue #29.

2004 Roberts, L. "Local Artists Bound for Glory," (review) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, Thursday, 17 June, D8.
Horowitz, R. "Bound..." (catalogue essay) Winnipeg: Paperwait, aceartinc., vol. 6, 2003-2004, 24-27.
Milroy, S. "Gifts from the Gallery," (review) Toronto: The Globe & Mail, Saturday, December 18, L6.
Roberts, L. "Biggest, Best and Brightest," (review) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, Thursday, December 23, D4.

2003 Hirshmann, T. "Bank on it Vital," (RBC Competition exhibition review) Toronto: Now Magazine, November 27 - December 3, Vol. 23 No. 13.
Proudfoot, S. "Fifteen Glimpses..." (RBC Competition exhibition review) Toronto: The National Post, Thursday, November 20, B6-7.
Bernard, E. "Deck Your Walls... N.S. Artists," (RBC Competition exhibition review) Halifax: The Halifax Herald, Sunday, November 2.
Dault, G.M. "Gallery Going" (review) Toronto: The Globe and Mail, Saturday, December 13, L12.
Enright, R. "Sexy Boy: the Art of Cliff Eyland," (feature article) Winnipeg: Border Crossings magazine, November, 54-63.
The 2003 New Canadian Painting Competition, (catalogue of the exhibition produced by RBC Investments and the Canadian Art Foundation) Toronto: RBC.
Gillmor, A. "A Sneaky Way to Work with Paint," (review of Newton's Prism: Layer Painting exhibition) Toronto: The Saturday Post, February 8, SP6.
Karlinsky, A. "Multimedia Exhibit was Salt-lickin' Good," (review of Newton's Prism: Layer Painting exhibition) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, Thursday, February 20, D8.
Walker, M. "Art Attack!," (preview of Young Winnipeg Artists exhibition) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, Thursday, March 13, D1.
Karlinsky, A. "Young Winnipeg Artists," (review of Young Winnipeg Artists exhibition) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, Thursday, March 20.
Martino, K. "Youth Movement," (review of Young Winnipeg Artists exhibition) Winnipeg: Uptown magazine, March 20, 7.
Cameron, A. "Hey, We're from Winnipeg, too," (review of Young Winnipeg Artists exhibition) Toronto: MacLean's magazine, March 24, 62.
Goddard, P. "Paintings the Size of a File Card," (review) Toronto: The Toronto Star, Saturday, April 12, H9.
Dault, G.M. "Cliff Eyland..." (review) Toronto: The Globe and Mail, Saturday, April 19, R7.
Enright, R. "The Spirit of the West," (includes review of Eyland curatorial project) Toronto: The Globe and Mail, Saturday, May 10, V2-V3.
Walker, M. "Rockin' the Boat," (includes description of Abzurbs performance work) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, Tuesday, August 7, D1-D2.
Walsh, M. "Nouveau Winnipeg," (includes review of Eyland curatorial project) Winnipeg: Border Crossings magazine, May, 15-16.


2002 Sherman, J. "My Life..." Joseph Sherman, Halifax: Arts Atlantic, Fall, 6-7.
Dahle, S. "Proud Spinster..." (review of Bev Pike: The Spinster Project exhibition) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February, C4.
Gillmor, A. "A New Spin..." (review of Bev Pike: The Spinster Project exhibition) Toronto: The National Post, 26 January, SP2.
Bravo television. "Bev Pike" (about Bev Pike: The Spinster Project exhibition) Toronto: Bravo. Foss, K. "A Bauhaus Renaissance..." (Re: Dr. Botar's Gallery One One One Andor Weininger acquisitions) Toronto: The Globe & Mail, 26 February, R2.
Crosbie, L. _____ (contains commentary and reproduction of a Malahat Review cover image by Eyland) Toronto: The Globe & Mail, 13 February, R2.
Enright, R. "Permission to Dream..." (includes review of the Dominique Rey exhibition) Toronto: The Globe & Mail, 2 November, V4-V5.
Duff, T., Glowak, D., Hollenberg, S., Wark, J., Wheatley, C. "Charmaine," (section of writing about Charmaine) Halifax: Arts Atlantic, Winter, 4-11.
McKaughlin, B. "Gallery Hop," Fall (supplement with reproductions of three of Eyland's paintings, unpaginated but the reproductions are listed as number 15; also on line at http://www.canadianart.ca/) Toronto: Canadian Art magazine.


2001 Milroy, S. "Cliff Eyland: Retouched Reproductions," (review) Toronto: The Globe & Mail, Saturday, 17 November, R21.
Penoloza, S.S. "Multiple Mini, (review) Toronto: C magazine, Winter, 10.
Koh, G. "Giveaways: a Partial Account," (feature article) Toronto: MIX, Fall 2001, 24-29.
Wark, J. "Charmaine Wheatley," (review of Eyland curatorial project) Toronto: Canadian Art magazine, 78-79.

2000 Enright, R. "Postcards from the Edge, Robert Enright, (feature article) Toronto: The Globe and Mail, Sat. January 8, R8-R9.
Mackay, G. "Cliff Eyland at the Art Gallery of Ontario," (review) Toronto: The Globe and Mail, Sat. January 29, R9.
Enright, R. "Heartland," (CBC Winnipeg television profile).
Stephen, V. "Cliff Eyland Labels," (catalogue essay) Halifax: The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Journal, Vol.17/2, 16.
Keating, N. "Cliff Eyland -- AGNS artist in residence," Halifax: The Daily News, Sunday, August 20, Sunday Homes, 8.
Trapanier, P. "Halifax Proposals," (exhibition brochure) Ottawa: The National Gallery of Canada
Anon. "Halifax Proposals," Vernissage magazine, Ottawa: The National Gallery of Canada.

1999 Ritchie, C., Rance, D. Cliff Eyland: Excerpts/Inserts, Christina Ritchie and Donald Rance (exhibition catalogue) Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario.
Metcalfe, R. "Charlottetown Calling," (commentary) Toronto: C Magazine, Sept.-Nov., 48

1998 McElroy, G. "Cliff Eyland: Retouched Reproductions/Abstract Paintings," (review) Charlottetown: Arts Atlantic 60, Summer, 5-6.
McGee, R. "Big Apple Bibliolatry," (review) Winnipeg: Border Crossings, Spring, 60.
Madill, S. ed., Cameron, E., Lewis, D. Cliff Eyland ID Paintings (catalogue) Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, June.
McKaughlin, B. "Pictures for the..." Toronto: Canadian Art, Summer, 25.
Gopnik, B. "The Texture..." (review) Toronto: The Globe and Mail, Sat. Aug.1.
Gopnik, B. "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Obsessive," (feature article) Toronto: The Globe and Mail, Sat. August 15, C4.

1997 Cronin, R. "A Reasoned Compulsion: an Interview with Cliff Eyland," Toronto: C Magazine, May-August, 22-26.
Cronin, R. "Cliff Eyland: Wildlife," (review) Charlottetown: Arts Atlantic 58, Summer, 5-6.

1996 Buchholz, G. "Exhibit Offers Mix of Art, Books," (review of Immense /Ordered/Deranged) Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Free Press, 23 March, B9.
Fleming, B. "Unique Exhibit..." (review of Immense /Ordered/Deranged) Winnipeg: The Metro, 4.
Enright, R. "Civil Wars," (review of Immense /Ordered/Deranged) Winnipeg: Border Crossings, Spring 1996, 7-8.

1995 Walsh, M. "Flying the Co-op," Meeka Walsh (reproduction of a painting) Winnipeg: Border Crossings, Fall, 5.
McElroy, G. "Cliff Eyland," (review) Charlottetown Arts Atlantic 53, 13.

1994 Saunders. M. "New Works Show Marriage of Folk and Contemporary Art," (review of Uses of the Vernacular in Contemporary Nova Scotia Art exhibition) Halifax: The Daily News, 29 January, 24.
Graff, T. "The Green Fuse," (commentary on First Great Garden of the Gulf... exhibition) Charlottetown: Arts Atlantic 49, Spring/Summer, 38.
Metcalfe, R. "Uses of the Vernacular..." (review of Eyland curatorial project) Charlottetown: Arts Atlantic 50, Fall, 34-37.

1992 Bernard, E. "Eyland Creates Real Life Stuff..." (review) Halifax: Mail-Star/Chronicle-Herald, 7 March, C9.
Downton, D.R. "Artist/Writer?" (review of panel) Charlottetown: Arts Atlantic 43, Spring/Summer, 42. McElroy, G. "Cliff Eyland," (review) Charlottetown: Arts Atlantic 44, Fall, 17.
Murchie, J. "Towards a Letter of Appreciation," John Murchie essay in THE 100,000 NAMES OF ART, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, 6-9.

1991 Creates, M. "Small Works: in Search of a Non-toxic Art Practice," (exhibition essay) Toronto: Parallelogramme, vol.16, no.4, 78.
Larsen, A-M. "Charlie Murphy," (review of Eyland curatorial project) Charlottetown: Arts Atlantic 40, 10-11.
Metcalfe, R. "Firmly Rooted in Cultivar," (review of Eyland curatorial project) Charlottetown: Arts Atlantic 40, 35.

1990 Bernard, E. "Mueller Mixes..." (review of Eyland curatorial project) Halifax: Mail-Star/Chronicle-Herald, 29 January, A12.
Mollison, J. "Disturbing News...", (review) Charlottetown: Guardian Patriot, April 7.
Gibson Garvey, S. The Tenth Dalhousie Drawing Exhibition, (catalogue essay) Halifax: Dalhousie Art Gallery.
Metcalfe, R. "Fast Forward," (commentary) Toronto: Canadian Art, Spring, 44.
Bernard, E. "Dal Drawings..." (review) Halifax: Mail-Star/Chronicle-Herald, 4 May.
Bernard, E. "Making It.." (review) Halifax: Mail-Star/Chronicle-Herald, 18 May, D1.
Lawlor, M.C. "Atque ars..." (review of Eyland curatorial project) Charlottetown, Arts Atlantic 37, 9-10.
"Richard Mueller..." (review of Eyland curatorial project) Charlottetown: Arts Atlantic 37, 40-43.
Gard, P. "Small Works..." (review) Saint John's: The Newfoundland Herald, 22 December, 22.
Cameron, E. Divine Comedy, (Eyland citation/commentary) Eric Cameron, Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 24 and 26.

1989 Sady, M. "Halifax/Lublin Exchange," (review) Vancouver: Vanguard, Feb./Mar., 31.
Townsend-Gault, "Some Contemporary Art in Nova Scotia and the Weldon Tradition," (commentary) Halifax: Dal Law School Alumni Journal, 35-38.

1988 Metcalfe, R. "Cliff Eyland: Ocean Playground," Charlottetown: Arts Atlantic 32, 52-53. Barber, B. Lublin/Halifax exchange (catalogue) Halifax: eyelevelgallery.
Kelly, G. "Artist's Art," (catalogue essay) Halifax: Dalhousie Art Gallery.
Bernard, E. "Eyland's New Exhibition," (review) Halifax: Mail-Star/Chronicle-Herald, 17 February, 2-E.
Lounder, B. "Michael Fernandes," (review of Eyland curatorial project) Charlottetown: Arts Atlantic 30, 3.

1986 Metcalfe, R. "Cliff Eyland," (review) Charlottetown: Arts Atlantic 25, Spring, 5.

1984 Townsend-Gault, C. "Cliff Eyland," (review) Vancouver: Vanguard, March, 48-49.

1983 Peacock, J. "Notes on the Work," (catalogue essay) Appropriation/Expropriation, Halifax: Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, 12.


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