Jo Lawrence’s films integrate stop motion animation, puppetry, photography and mixed media elements. During her animation residency at Bradford’s National Media Museum, Jo developed ‘Glow’, commissioned by Channel 4 and screened in 2007. In 2008 she was Digital Media Artist in residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where she began development of ‘Glover’, produced in response to research of two items in the museums collections - the medieval Ebstorf map and an exquisite pair of sixteenth century gloves. All films have been screened widely at animation festivals and ‘Glover’ was nominated for inclusion in the finals of the British Animation Awards.
The production of Pavementopera commissioned for Tate Britain (Tate Late ’09 ) has been followed in 2012 by ‘Barnet Fair’ for the National Media Museum and ‘Ylem’; an Animate Projects commission for Channel 4’s Random Acts which also won the Screengrab Media Award 2012. More recent films include a digital interactive opera ‘The Land of Lace’, commissioned by The Mahogany Opera Group, and the sting for Bradford’s 2015 animation festival.