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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...

William Kurelek’s The Maze UK Premiere


We are thrilled to announce that this coming February, we will be bringing William Kurelek’s The Maze to London. We can hardly express how meaningful this event will be for us; our journey of completing these two films began over 40 years ago when our father travelled to London to see with his own eyes and film The Maze painting. Now we will come full circle, seeing the masterpiece ourselves while sharing Kurelek’s story with a fresh new audience across the pond. The premiere...

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...

Happy New Year!


Thank you for making 2012 such a great year and for all of your support of “William Kurelek’s The Maze”! The response to the film this last year has been overwhelming. We have some very exciting things planned for the new year and can’t wait to share them with you. Stay tuned! Happy New Year everyone!  

Showing Oct. 14th at the Syracuse International Film Festival


We are excited to announce that William Kurelek’s The Maze will be showing at the Syracuse International Film Festival.  The screening will take place on Sunday Oct. 14th at 1 pm. at CNY Jazz Central in Syracuse, NY. Director Robert M. Young will be a special guest at the screening and will be conducting a Q&A following the screening. Tickets can be purchased at the venue 30 minutes prior to screening. For more information please visit http://filminsyracuse.com/ CNY Jazz Central 441 East Washington St. Syracuse,...

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 Oct. 2nd – Ventura Film Society


“American director Robert M. Young (VFS CAREER TRIBUTE 2009) returns with his recently rediscovered 1970 film about the disturbing life and art of the renowned Canadian painter William Kurelek. This painter’s harrowing journey and eventual redemption are brilliantly evoked by the director’s sons, Nick and Zack Young, through their use of digital animation and sound desin they have joined their father in a unique collaboration, the vibrant reimagining of a forty year old film made before they were born.” -(VFS) William...

Showing Sept. 19th – Frames of Mind film series


Pacific Cinémathèque is pleased to join with the Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry in presenting “Frames of Mind,” a monthly event utilizing film and video to promote professional and community education on issues pertaining to mental health and illness. Screenings, accompanied by presentations and panel discussions, are held on the third Wednesday of each month. This month William Kurelek’s The Maze Wednesday, September 19 2012 – 7:30pm Pacific Cinémathèque 1131 Howe Street, between Helmcken and Davie Streets...

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...