Al Purdy Was Here

Arts & Letters Club, April 13

Several wood engravings from Alan's award winning hand printed book "Home Country" selected poems by Al Purdy, have been on the big screen across the country since the documentary film Al Purdy Was Here, premiered at TIFF in Toronto last Fall. It will be shown again at the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto on April 13, please check for information about the film. 

Roberts Gallery November 2015

Solo exhibition of new work.

Opening November 7, exhibit continues through November 21

A cross-Canada exhibition with pastels of southern Saskatchewan, Georgian Bay and a focus on Newfoundland's Bonavista and Avalon peninsulas. Also featured is a series of wood engravings illustrating the poems of Michael Crummey from Alan's private press edition book, "Viewfinder".

"On The Avalon" exhibition Christina Parker Gallery

“On the Avalon”

An exhibition of new pastels with a focus on coastal villages on the Avalon peninsula, also on view will be a series of 20 wood engravings from Alan’s Church Street Press recent hand printed publication ‘Viewfinder’, 18 selected poems by Michael Crummey.

Christina Parker Gallery

50 Water Street, St. John’s Newfoundland

Opening; July 9, 2015. 5:30 - 8pm, exhibition continues to July 31.

RCA new members exhibit

Alan's work will be part of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts "New Members Exhibition'.

Beaux Arts des Ameriques Gallery, Montreal

May 7 - 16, 2015

Vernissage 15 May, 5-7pm

Celebrating it's 135th year, the Royal Canadian Academy is a national organization composed of over 800 members elected from a broad diversity of disciplines.


An exhibition about the making of Alan's Church Street Press, limited edition book, of Michael Crummey's poetry

Grimsby Public Art Gallery April 4 - May 17, 2015

Opening - Sunday April 12, 2-4pm

Aird Gallery 30th Anniversary exhibition

One of Alan’s pastels, “Over Painted Rocks #2” was selected to represent the OSA at the Aird Gallery’s 30th Anniversary exhibit. The exhibit celebrates the four founding organizations of the gallery; the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, the Ontario Society of Artists, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the Sculpture Society of Canada. The exhibit opens Thursday 12th and continues through to April 3.


Exhibition and Book Launch

Arts & Letters Club Toronto, 

Open House, October 5th, 2014. 2-5pm

Reading by Michael Crummey 3pm

In conjunction with the release of the limited edition book Viewfinder, 18 selected poems by Michael Crummey, there will be an exhibition describing the making of a letterpress book, featuring wood engravings, charcoals, sketches, models and proofs. 



A Visual Voyage: Navigating Georgian Bay

July 1 - September 7, 2014

Art Gallery of Sudbury

Seven selected contemporary artists who live and work in communities around Georgian Bay, in Sudbury, and along the crescent from Midland to Manitoulin Island show how the landscape of rocks and water - icons that so affected members of the Group of Seven continue to inspire.

Four of Alan's large pastels are part of the exhibition celebrating Festival of the Seven, curated by Tom Smart. Selected artists include John Hartman, Ed Bartram, Anong Beam, Alan Stein, John Stopciata, Pierre Sabourin, Kelvin Smith, along with an extraordinary collection of the work of Franklin Carmichael.

Arts & Letters Club winter exhibition

Alan's pastel "Parry Sound High Trestle in Winter" was selected to be part of 'Wintertime' an exhibition by members of the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto. Exhibition continues February 1, 2014

OCAD Book Fair

Alan will be attending the annual OCAD Book Fair of private press printers and book artists at OCAD University campus November 30th, 2013.