Miro Bilbrough, "ART: Six Pack Ideas into 'Shifting Ground' Show," Evening Post, 9 February 1989, p. 19.
Gregory Burke, Shifting Ground: Chris Cane, Derek Cowie, Barnard McIntyre, Jane Poutney, Diane Prince, Ruth Watson (Wellington: Wellington City Art Gallery, c. 1989), exhibition catalogue.
Stephen Cain, "Contrast and Starkness Feature in Cowie Works," Evening Post, 16 March 1991, p. 31.
Stuart McKenzie and Robert Leonard, Disgust and Neglect: Introducing Derek Cowie (Auckland: Artspace, 1989), exhibition catalogue.
Stuart McKenzie and Robert Leonard, "The Systematic Derangement of the Body: An Iconographic Study of Work by Derek Cowie", Art New Zealand (Winter 1989) vol. 51: pp. 58-61.
Geri Thomas, "EXHIBITIONS: Wellington', Art New Zealand (Winter 1989) vol. 51: pp. 46-47.