Michael Burkitt

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

July 2021

OUT 2015 MB

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

Artist, Curator and Educator

b. 1985 lives and works in Scunthorpe, UK.


With 14 years’ experience of working in arts and education British artist Michael Burkitt has exhibited his work and taught in the UK and internationally.

Michael is an optimist. This creates lots of room for romance, failure, repetition, labour, humour and institutional critique in his artwork.

Context-specific and site-responsive: he intends to make meaningful connections with audiences or individuals with ideas, objects, images, sounds and performances. ​


Michael has previously managed the Young Artist Programme for The Royal Drawing School and the first ever Art & Design Foundation in South America, São Paulo, Brazil. His belief in the power of creativity to ignite community motivates his continuing commitment to accelerating life changing artistic experiences for all. In 2014 he open 3irty2wo, a project space and artist studios in Scunthorpe. 


Michael is the founder of fountain arts.

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