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Design Is What The Eyes Hear
St. Marys Station Gallery shows intricate set models designed by scenographer Cameron Porteous
“I usually start drawing, sketching in three dimensions, using things like sugar cubes, anything you can find to fill the space. Once you discover the space, I might draw a plan.”
Now a St. Marys resident, Porteous works out of a studio at the Station Gallery designing theatre sets and painting. A collection of his intricate and miniature models of theatrical sets are on display at the Station Gallery in an exhibit that runs until June 3.
The models he designs – called maquettes – are full of incredible detail. There are the pots and pans hanging from the wall of a kitchen in a Fiddler on the Roof mode.
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A “ maquette” (little scene) for a production of Twelfth Night envisioned and created by Cameron Porteous, and currently on display at the Station Studios gallery in St. Marys. The two stacks of drawers, along with their contents, draw inspiration from the lives of the play’s two main characters.
– Stew Slater – Editor St. Marys Journal Argus
Studio Show Offers Rare Look At Behind-The-Scenes Master
Through the middle of June, a retrospective of Porteous’s life’s work in Canadian theatre design is on display at the gallery, under the title “The Scenography of Cameron Porteous.”
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