Cliff Eyland Community Celebration
In celebration and remembrance of a beloved member of the Winnipeg arts community, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG)-Qaumajuq is hosting a free community program to honour the life and work of Cliff Eyland, an evening presented in conjunction with the exhibition Cliff Eyland: Library of Babel – A Retrospective.
Cliff Eyland was an artist, writer, educator, and curator. In his art practice he is known for his prolific output and commitment to the 3×5” file card format inspired by library card catalogues. Cliff’s influence extended throughout the Winnipeg art community through his work as director with Gallery One One One (now known as the University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery) and his teaching at the University of Manitoba. His most public works are library commissions installed in Halifax, Edmonton, and locally here in Winnipeg at the Millennium Library, where his 3×5” file card format paintings are on display at the library entrance.
This special event will feature a clip from Adam Brooks’ documentary film, Cliff: A Portrait of an Artist, followed by remarks by Dr. Stephen Borys, guest curator Robert B. Epp, and Cliff Eyland’s wife, Dr. Pam Perkins. Following the program, guests are invited to enjoy the exhibition and cash bar.
The free event will take place Friday, April 29, 2022, at 7:00pm. For more information, please visit our website.