Cameron Porteous was born in Forgan, Saskatchewan in 1937. He studied art and design at Wimbledon College of Art in London, England. In the early 1970s he began a long collaboration with artistic director Christopher Newton first at the Vancouver Playhouse then at the Shaw Festival from 1980-1997. He has designed for the Citadel Theatre, Edmonton; the Vancouver Playhouse, and The Canadian Stage Company, Tarragon, Young People's Theatre, Toronto; National Arts Centre, Ottawa; and the Stratford Festival. He worked on the Emmy Award-winning film, “Beethoven Lives Upstairs,” and he has also designed for opera and television. His designs have been exhibited at the Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, and in Vancouver, St. Petersburg, and Toronto. In 2012, the Associated Designers of Canada chose Porteous as one of two Canadian designers to showcase in a design retrospective at the Prague Quadrennial.
The fonds consists of technical drawings, set and costume designs, set models, photographs, audio-visual materials, notes, reviews & other files,
Approx. 8.6 m,
Further accruals are expected.