Eyelevel Bookstore


to Sep 22

Eyelevel at the New York Art Book Fair

Along with Halifax INK, Eyelevel will be attending the New York Art Book Fair from September 19 - 22. We will be selling a selection of items from our bookstore including copies of SITELINES, our major publishing project.

September 20–22, 2019
Opening Night: September 19

22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

About the NYABF and Printed Matter Inc.

Initiated in 2005, Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair (NYABF) is the leading international gathering for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community.

Held at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, the 2019 NY Art Book Fair will host 369 exhibitors from 31 countries, including a broad range of artists and collectives, small presses, institutions, galleries, antiquarian booksellers, and distributors. Free and open to the public, the event draws more than 40,000 individuals including book lovers, collectors, artists, and art world professionals each year. With a commitment to diversity and representation, the fair will serve as a meeting place for an extended community of publishers and book enthusiasts, as well as a site for dialogue and exchange around all facets of arts publishing.

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Join us at Art Bar & Projects to celebrate the launch of SITELINES, a self-published book that has been 4+ yeas in the making!

The launch party will be from 7PM to 10PM and will feature readings and works by the contributing artists starting at 7:30. Refreshments will be available and Art Bar provides a cash/square bar.

About Sitelines

Since 2013, Eyelevel Gallery has existed as an itinerant gallery—eschewing the traditional model in favour of more experimental forms of visual art presentation. Responding to success in offsite projects, Eyelevel has taken ownership of its reputation as a wandering body, energetically pursuing the model’s potential for artistic facilitation. Sitelines responds to this tradition—and investigates the projects undertaken in these first years as a “spaceless” gallery. Including contributions by Ursula Handleigh, Angela Henderson, Francesca Ekwuyasi, Julie Hollenbach, Andrew Patterson, and Grace StrattonSitelines exists as both a catalogue of a program, and an artistic document in and of itself. This is a shift away from speculative exhibition catalogues, traditionally published alongside of an exhibition. Sitelines is published by Eyelevel, and is designed by Jayme Spinks

Eyelevel thanks all participating artists and contributors for your patience, energy, and ideas. We gratefully acknowledge the work of the Artistic Directors who shepherded this project through their time at Eyelevel: Katie Belcher, Julia McMillan and Sally Wolchyn-Raab with a particular thank you to Katie for her vision, direction, and editing. 

A heartfelt thank you to Program Assistants Manet Dykes, Grace Stratton, Ryan Josey and Sophia Dime, and designer Jayme Spinks in bringing this publication to print. Thanks also to the Eyelevel Board of Directors, the Programming Committee, and to those who generously volunteered their time on the Sitelines working committee—Maeghan Banks, Sean Farmer, Matthew McLellan, and Jack Wong

This project was supported by a project grant from Arts Nova Scotia and received employment support from Canadian Heritage through Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage. Lastly, we gratefully acknowledge financial contributions from The Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, and the City of Halifax, whose ongoing funding makes our programming possible.

Sitelines is available for distribution, if you would like to carry copies for sale, please contact Sally Wolchyn-Raab at director@eyelevel.art

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to Oct 20

Eyelevel at the Vancouver Art Book Fair

Eyelevel will be at Emily Carr University of Art + Design for the Vancouver Art Book Fair from October 18 - 20 in partnership with Halifax INK. We will be selling a selection of items from our bookstore, including copies of SITELINES, our major publishing project.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design
520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver BC → Map

About the VABF

Free and open to the public, VABF is a multi-day celebration of artists’ publishing featuring over one hundred local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and artists’ projects.

Featured artists travel to Vancouver from across Canada and the globe, and produce everything from books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera to digital, performative or other experimental forms of publication.

Canada’s first art book fair, VABF is the longest-running international art book fair in the country and on the West Coast. In 2019 the event is anticipated to attract more than 5,000 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver Area and beyond.

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Poetry Reading / Chapbook Release

Tino Fadzwa will be hosting poetry readings with local artists and reading new work from their chapbook. This event is presented as part of Tino's Printed Matter Residency at Eyelevel.

This event is free and open to the public. See the facebook event here

About Eyelevel's location:
Eyelevel is located at suite 100 at 5663 Cornwallis Street. Please use entrance located on the right side of the parking lot for entry. There are two concrete steps leading up to our main entrance. Two all gender bathrooms are located up a flight of stairs and down the hall. A second set of bathrooms are located on the ground floor through a separate building entrance, which will be clearly marked. Please contact Julia at director@eyelevel.art for accessibility inquiries. 

Eyelevel wants to ensure our visitors and members feel safe, welcome, and comfortable in our spaces. We do not tolerate discrimination in any form, including but not limited to: racism, sexism, ableism, transphobia, queerphobia, homophobia, fatphobia, or sexual harassment of any kind. Please call or text Eyelevel staff at 902 425 6412 with any concerns. Confidentiality and anonymity will be respected♥

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Small Talks: Printed Matters

Second in a series of informal artist talks, Small Talks gives local artists a brief and open platform to share their work within the context of an organized theme. Within the context of ERI8, Small Talks: Printed Matters will bring together a group of artists to give 10 minute talks on any print-related topic of their choosing. Followed by an informal group discussion and opportunity for questions, artists and guests will have the chance to dig a bit deeper into common interests and new connections brought out in the process. 

Featuring talks by: 

Katherine Taylor
Ben Mosher
Emily Davidson
Kate Grey

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Our History: Facilitated Discussion with Tinofadzwa Chiome
to May 18

Our History: Facilitated Discussion with Tinofadzwa Chiome

The purpose of the discussion is to examine the differences and commonalities of colonialism between Black and Indigenous millenials or if from the African diaspora the “born free” (those born after independence of their native countries). From the genocide of indigenous people to enslavement of the African and to colonization of “Africa”, there seems to be a common thread of the colonial powers, this discussion will aim to identify the commonalities as well as tease out the differences and also speak to how we are all treaty people.

This event is free and open to the public. Visit the facebook event here.

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Sample Event
2:00 PM14:00

Sample Event

Testing out what it looks like when we add an event to this kind of Calendar Style page. Events will be added such as openings. artist talks, workshops, web-series, wow this is getting ambitious, and in closing, closings. 

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