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This summer local artist Michael Burkitt is artist in residence in Scunthorpe. As part of the residency Michael hopes to find other creative people in North Lincolnshire of all ages to work with in the coming months. 


If you are creative why not join Michael at fountain arts' CREATIVE SOCIAL, first Thursday of every month?

Until then, Michael will continue to make humorous and heartfelt work inspired by his hometown of Scunthorpe.

Scunthorpe Grey. Michael Burkitt. 2022


Michael Burkitt


Scunthorpe Grey is an invitation to match the beauty of tones in town. 

June 2022

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Michael Burkitt

digital artwork commissioned for the Festival of Creativity North Lincolnshire by North Lincolnshire Cultural Education Partnership and The Ropewalk 

July 2021

artown is a short film that tells the story of a town whose entire population are creative people.


Using archive footage, newspaper headlines, photography, film and augmented reality drawing; audiences are asked to imagine living through a creative industrial revolution! Could you live in a place like that?


The film will be launched online and short clips will be available via QR code at a number of festival locations.



“I’m am thrilled to have been commissioned to make a new digital artwork for North Lincolnshire and the Festival of Creativity.

Making the work has been a treat and I can’t wait to share it with the creative community here

Michael Burkitt

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