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URBANITE – Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – August 10th – Mix | Mingle | Muse


URBANITE returns for another fun & engaging evening at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, this time inspired by the non-conformist spirit of iconic Canadian painter, William Kurelek.  Advance tix on sale July 17. Note that 250 tickets are sold in advance, the remainder are available at the door. On Friday August 10th, celebrate the acclaimed exhibition William Kurelek: The Messenger, now on it’s final stop of its cross-Canada tour.  You’ll want to reserve your tickets early for this popular evening...

Showing August 16th and 17th in Greater Victoria, British Columbia


August 16th, 2012  7:00pm Showing at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – as part of the exhibition William Kurelek’s | The Messenger Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 1040 Moss Street After a sellout screening in May, join us for a reprise of “William Kurelek’s The Maze.” A fascinating documentary about William Kurelek’s life as told through his paintings and dramatic on screen revelations. The screening will be followed by discussion with filmmaker Zack Young and Stephen Kurelek, the aritst’s son, who...

Showing in Greater Victoria, British Columbia


William Kurelek’s The Maze will be showing in Greater Victoria at the University of Victoria on May 29th. The screening is in association with the exhibit William Kurelek: The Messenger which opens at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on May, 25th 2012. The screening will take place at CINECENTA Cinecenta, 3800 Finnerty Road, University of Victoria May 29, 7:15 pm Filmmaker Nick Young will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A along with Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Chief...

HISTORY OF THE FILM – Over 40 years in the making


HISTORY OF THE FILM In 1969, filmmaker Robert M. Young was approached by professor James Maas of Cornell University to make a film about “psychotic art”. When Robert Young saw William Kurelek’s painting The Maze in Maas’s slide collection, he knew that he had to make a film about the man who painted it. “What was so remarkable about this painting to me”, says director Robert M. Young, “was that I felt I was looking into someones mind. It had...

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...