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A Tale of a Dog, The Young Doctor, and Shakespeare’s Hamlet


Toronto-based artist and author Brian Dedora shared with us many enlightening stories about his time working alongside William Kurelek in Av Isaacs’ framing shop. Brian wrote a terrific book titled With WK in the Workshop: A Memoir of William Kurelek which you can learn more about on his website by clicking here. Bill was not only a close friend of Brian’s but a fellow artist whom he greatly admired and learned from. We’d like to share with you a short clip below titled...

Screenings in the Fall


    Enter William Kurelek’s The Maze With Screenings in the Fall We have some special screenings of William Kurelek’s The Maze happening this fall inToronto, Ottawa, & Montreal, along with others.  Please stay tuned as we’ll be announcing more details in the coming weeks and let us know if you’d like the film to come to your city.  In the meantime, we’re proud to announce the Montreal screening at the inaugural edition of the Au Contraire Film Festival, inspired by Toronto’s Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival. The festival...

International Festival of Films on Art


Hello everyone! We are very excited to announce that “William Kurelek’s The Maze” will be part of this years International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal. The International Festival of Film on Art (FIFA) is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion and presentation of the finest productions on art and media art. A ten-day competitive festival, it is the most important annual event of its kind in the world. FIFA has become a focal point for artist and artisant...

Toronto Premiere of William Kurelek’s The Maze – October 19th @ St. Anne’s Church


A Toronto film premiere and discussion exploring art, mental health, and faith. Friday October 19, 2012 7:00 pm St. Anne’s Church 270 Gladstone Ave Toronto, OntarioGeneral Public $15 Limited Seating for Workman Arts Members* $5 TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 7TH Available at the Workman Arts Box Office at the door or online at http://tinyurl.com/WApresentsTheMaze * Contact WA Membership and Training Manager Danica Brown at danica_brown@workmanarts.com 7:00PM Guided Tour of the Art of the Historic St. Anne’s Church 8:00PM Premiere Screening of...

Showing at the Art Gallery of Hamilton on March 22nd & 23rd 2012


William Kurelek’s The Maze will be showing at the Art Gallery of Hamilton as part of the exhibition William Kurelek: The Messenger Thursday, March 22nd and Friday, March 22rd 2012. Stephen Kurelek (the artist’s son) and Nancy Kurelek (the artist’s sister) will participate in a post-screening Q&A with filmmakers Nick Young and Zack Young. For tickets and info: CLICK HERE 

In the Works: OUT OF THE MAZE


We are currently working on a film titled “Out of the Maze” that will accompany the documentary “William Kurelek’s The Maze” upon the film’s release. “Out of the Maze” will include interviews with Kurelek’s son Stephen, daughter Cathy, his art dealer Avrom Isaacs, filmmaker Robert M. Young, two of his assistants Sylvia Chan & Kenneth St. Onge, as well as many others.  The film will include never before seen paintings by Kurelek and offer personal insights into Kurelek’s life  and art. The film’s...