About Josh Lyon

Josh Lyon is a multi-arts professional based in Kingston/Katarokwi. His film and video work (spanning narrative, documentary, music videos, animation, and experimental) has been screened and awarded at festivals and conferences worldwide.

Collaborative projects have included works with Heidi Latsky Dance (NYC), Kay Kenney & Darren Shaen (Movement Market), artist Johannes Zits, and underwater cinematography for Don Maynard’s SKEYE Project. In 2022 he co-created AQUA NOVA, an immersive live performance/installation project performed over two days at The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts about our human relationship with water, in collaboration with Kay Kenney (dance), Don Maynard (sculpture), and Sadaf Amini (music). He has been commissioned on multiple occasions to create and perform live visual installations for Electric Circuits festival of Electronic Music, Performance and Digital Art. In 2022 Lyon was recognized by the City of Kingston with a Mayor’s Arts Award (Creator).

In 2016 he co-founded Calliope Collective, a not-for-profit arts collective in Kingston, Ontario, dedicated to producing experiential and immersive performance based multi-arts events that transform familiar spaces through puppetry, projections, music and dance culminating in producing and performing in 2023’s Hydra: A Story on Water.

As an educator, he taught filmmaking and motion graphics at St Lawrence College in Kingston for 12 years, was nominated for an Academic Excellence Award in 2016, and has led workshops at a number of festivals and venues. 

Josh also plays accordion, bass, trumpet, and keyboards with The Gertrudes and Rueben deGroot & Rocket Surgery and was a founding member of Toronto’s indie cowpunk darlings, Entire Cities. In addition, he has performance and arrangement credits on a number of recording projects with other artists and has performed at music festivals and small venues across Canada.

Josh has produced, directed, and animated music videos for a number of Canadian bands including Sarah Harmer, Kennedy Road, Michael C. Duguay, Colleen Brown & Major Love, Rock Plaza Central, The Gertrudes, Miss Emily, Entire Cities, and Dala. 

Clients include A SHARED Future, The eQuality Project, MediaSmarts, Queen’s University, The City of Kingston, The Kingston Arts Council, The Surveillance Project, The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, The Green Party of Canada, Corridor Culture, Between the Lines Books, Skeleton Park Arts Festival, Kingston Community Health Centre.

Performing with Entire Cities Josh Lyon, DoP