Penny Withers: Scale

Drawing inspiration from the rock formations of the Peak District, ceramicist Penny Withers has created this body of work through which she experiments with making larger pieces, playing with scale and with the physicality of building large sectional pieces. Penny worked with local climbers to find out more about the intricate surface details on rocky outcrops such as Stanage and Curbar Edge, bringing elements of these forms directly into her work.

Part of Making Ways, a programme supported by Sheffield Culture Consortium through Arts Council England to showcase, celebrate and develop the exceptional contemporary visual art produced in the city.

April 2019

The Machinery

Making its premier at the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival 2018, The Machinery is a collaborative artwork by Caroline Radcliffe (clog dancer), Sarah Angliss (composer and digital artist) and Jon Harrison (digital film maker).

This three screen, immersive, sound and visual installation expresses the dehumanisation and alienation of the industrial worker - relentlessly subjected to an exhausting cycle of repetition.

The ‘heel-and-toe’ clog steps are layered with looped sounds taken from a working, 19th century cotton mill and a 21st century call centre, emphasising the connections between the two industries.

Documentary film by University of Birmingham, October 2018

The Art & Science of Noticing

The Art & Science of Noticing is an enquiry led approach to learning in museums and galleries, devised by Bradford Museums & Galleries Learning Team.


Commissioned by Bradford Museums & Galleries 2017

Making the Case for the Arts - A Deeper Understanding

One of a series of films for CapeUK, making the case for using the arts and creativity in education to boost children's learning. 'A Deeper Understanding' shows how staff and pupils at St Marie's Primary School have used the arts across the curriculum.


Commissioned by CapeUK (IVE) 2015 (1 of 3)

Making the Case for the Arts - Creative Confidence

One of a series of films for CapeUK, making the case for using the arts and creativity in education to boost children's learning. 'Creative Confidence' shows how staff and pupils at High Storrs School have used the arts across the curriculum. Made in collaboration with A level Film Studies students at High Storrs School.


Commissioned by CapeUK (IVE) 2015 (1 of 3)

On Shared Ground

A short film made in collaboration with communities in Sheffield, Cardiff and Aberdeen. The film features three different hill forts, Bennachie, Caerau, and Wincobank that have varied histories of human visitation and habitation.


A film by Paul Evans and Jon Harrison 2014

Love Over Goldfish

A goldfish finds himself in dire straits in this upside-down road movie.

Stopmotion puppet animation with live action, starring Dawn Shadforth as Jayne, sound composition by Ron Wright, cinematography by Gary Wraith, edited by Jane Hicks at Reelworks and digitally composited on Harry at Rushes. Models and stopmotion by Jon Harrison with armatures made by Spitting Image. Animated at Spitting Image Studios in London and live action sequences made in Sheffield.

Broadcast on Channel 4 and Film 4.

Written and Directed by Janet Jennings and Jon Harrison, Travelling Light 1996

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