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Mary Kerr

Designer Biography

BFA University of Manitoba, Hon. Doctorate of Canon Law, University of Manitoba, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, RCA Elected member, ADC

Professor in Stage Design in the Department of Theatre, University of Victoria, British Columbia.

Mary Kerr has forged a celebrated career as a production designer in Canadian and International theatre, dance, opera, feature film, television, exhibition and special events design. Her stage design has been described as" kinetic sculpture on stage" and is characterized by experimentation with architectural concepts, scale, imaginative materials and colours, non-realism and often-satiric cultural commentary on the human condition through her unique sets and costumes.

In 1994 Ms. Kerr designed the internationally televised Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Victoria. For Expo 86 she designed the First Theatre and production in the Canadian Pavilion. She has designed for the Canadian Opera Company, The Vancouver Opera, The Banff Opera of the Twentieth Century, Pacific Opera Victoria and The New Zealand Opera.

Designer Gallery

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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - - June-August 2015

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