Jon Harrison–Filmmaker

This website is an unfettered archive of films that I have made - from the unfunded to crowdfunded to broadcast TV - films about art, education and cultural heritage, with a special interest in digital art and culture. My films have been shown on BBC4, Channel 4 television and at international film festivals.

As well as filmmaking, I work with arts organisations, galleries, museums, community projects and educational institutions on a wide range of projects, often in collaboration with other artists. I document and produce exhibitions and events and work with cultural institutions and organisations to create and preserve digital archives. I also run educational workshops, helping people to develop their creative filmmaking skills by making their own films and animation.

I recently devised and delivered a participatory animation project with artist Paul Evans for the CAER Heritage Project which won the 2017 Times Higher Education Award for 'Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community'.

The Machinery Installation, an immersive multi-screen video installation made in collaboration with Caroline Radcliffe and Sarah Angliss, recently premiered at the World Heritage Festival in Ironbridge and was featured in single screen format as part of the Marvellous Mechanical Museum exhibition at Compton Verney - 'a brilliant 2016 film in which Caroline Radcliffe performs a heel-and-toe clog dance that was once tapped out daily by female workers in Victorian cotton mills' - The Observer.

Swipe up and scroll down to see examples of work for Bradford Galleries & Museums, Crafts Council, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, National Arts Education Archive, CapeUK, Wildlife Trust, Algomech Festival, International Conference on Live Coding and Universities of Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Sheffield and Sussex.

This is not all my work, credit and thanks go to all the fantastic filmmakers, artists, performers and organisations I've been fortunate enough to work with.

You may also be interested in my work as Co-Director of the Lovebytes Festival of Digital Arts (1994–2012) archived here: by UK Web Archive and here:

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