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In 2022, Josh was honoured by the City of Kingston with a Mayor’s Arts Award in the Creator category.

On the evenings of September 10 and 11, 2022, from 7:15 – 9:00 pm, the atrium of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts was transformed into a larger-than-life projection screen, accompanied by live music and dance performances. This notable piece of architecture in Kingston became a playground for a myriad of giant swimmers exploring Kingston’s relationship with water. Aqua Nova created a conceptual platform and physical venue where Kingston multi-media artists Josh Lyon, Don Maynard, Kay Kenney, and Sadaf Amini explored the language of water, how we move in it, and the physical and spiritual connections it has with our community. Aqua Nova invited viewers of all ages and from all backgrounds to be entertained and mesmerized as the Isabel was transformed into a unique and stunning art experience. The audience was invited to move freely through the space and experience the show from both within the atrium and outside of the Isabel. This free event invited all members of our community and visitors to Kingston to experience a unique and site-specific multimedia artwork.

Created with support from: The Kingston Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council, The City of Kingston, The Ballytobin Foundation

Kingston Canadian Film Festival 2023, Music Video Jury Award Finalist
Golden Kuker Sofia International Animation Film Festival Official Selection 2023
Winner: Best Direction, Experimental Dance & Music Film Festival, 2023
Animate Australia Semi-Finalist 2024

Video Directed and Animated : Josh Lyon (akaflk productions)
Art Direction and Stop-motion animation : Kelsey McNulty