Written in Wood: George A. Walker

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Visual Narratives with a Canadian Cut

Wednesday 25 October 2017
6:00 pm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
120 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario

A special event for members of the Friends of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.

Written in Wood:
In this talk xylographer George A. Walker presents his wordless graphic narratives and places each of these works in context to contemporary Canadian culture, political history and biography and why this is an important form of storytelling. He describes the process of writing and making narratives with images cut into Canadian maple wood and the unique structure of storytelling with the formal properties of wood engraving and the art of the book.

Please note:  the event is invite only, for more details please contact theThomas Fisher Rare Book Library: email events.library@utoronto.ca or call 416-978-3600 

Venue & Address: 
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library 120 St. George Street Toronto, Ontario
Please note, the event is invite only
poster with event details and featuring Black and white woodcut print of two figures fishing

Book of Hours

walker invite
Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 4:00am

Lennox Contemporary Gallery in Toronto proudly presents an exhibition by OCAD instructor George A. Walker featuring his new book: Book of Hours, a tragic New York novel told with 99 wood engravings. The world is now split into two timelines: the world before 911 and the world after. The Book of Hours takes us from September 10th 2001 until the morning of September 11th. We see the office workers as they go about an average day unaware of the history they will make and the life changing world that will follow. No words can describe the impact of such devestating transformation that day that marks in our history.

Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 12 - 5 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Lennox Contemporary Gallery 12 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Spotlight on Ontario Artist: George A. Walker

Saturday, June 7, 2008 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Porquipines Quill is pleased to invite you to engage and learn more about the arcane craft of wood engraving with artist and OCAD printmaking instructor, George A. Walker. There will be an open studio, demonstration and artist's print sales. Book signing for Images from the Neocerebellum: The Wood Engravings of George A. Walker, shortlisted for a 2008 Independent Public Book Award.

Venue & Address: 
The Porqupines Quill 68 Main Steet, Erin, Ontario

Keep Toronto Reading: Art Under Cover

Keep Toronto Reading 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 11:30pm

Is it art? Is it a book? Or both? Hear OCAD
Professors George Walker and Peter Sramek
and book artist Lise Melhorn-Boe speak
about the magical metamorphosis between
art and the book. The panel will explore
the role of technology; show examples of
the fusion between art and publishing;
and highlight Toronto Public Library's new Altered Book Collection. Then tour Art Under Cover: an exhibition of Artist Books in the TD Gallery at Toronto Reference Library.
Part of the Keep Toronto Reading 2008, a month-long celebration of the joy of reading. Celebrate books and culture with an exciting line-up of readings,
discussions and activities taking place throughout the city. Check out the latest news on programs and events at www.keeptorontoreading.ca.

Venue & Address: 
Toronto Reference Library Atrium 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario

Graphic Witness; Images from the Neocerebellum

Graphic Witness
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 10:00pm to Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 1:00am

David Mirvish Books in Toronto hosts a launch for Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels and Images from the Neocerebellum, with wood engravings by Professor George A. Walker.
Get your copies signed!
Graphic Witness, 424 pages, more than 300 illustrations, ISBN 1-55407-270-0, $29.95
Images from the Neocerebellum, 168 pages, 75 images, ISBN 0-88984-291-4, $21.95

Venue & Address: 
David Mirvish Books/Books on Art 596 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario