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Jerrard and Diana Smith

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Creating set and costume, mask and puppet design for both dance and theatre since 1980, Jerrard Smith has gained national and international recognition and awards. Collaborating extensively with R....

Creating set and costume, mask and puppet design for both dance and theatre since 1980, Jerrard Smith has gained national and international recognition and awards. Collaborating extensively with R. Murray Schafer, Smith has also created sets and costumes for Robert Desrosiers, Debra Brown, Walt Disney’s World on Ice productions, and visual pieces used in the New Year’s Eve Millennium celebration on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. Jerrard is currently a professor at the School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph. Awards and grants for his work include: The Ontario Arts Council’s 1997 Design Jury Award, Canada Council and SSHRC. Together with his wife, Diana Smith (a costume designer in her own right), Smith was among the Canadian exhibitors at the 2007 Prague Quadrennial of Scenography, where they received Honourable Scenographer awards from OISTAT.







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