TEAM

MICHAEL BURKITT

MICHAEL BURKITT

Founder and Director

With 14 years’ experience of working as an Artist and Educator Michael Burkitt has exhibited his work and taught in the UK and internationally.

Michael is the founder of fountain arts and lives in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, UK.

ABBY SYMONDS

ABBY SYMONDS

Young Creatives Assistant

Abby is a multidisciplinary artist living in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. She is a creative, optimistic individual with a love for art and music.

Abby is passionate about making the arts more accessible and has volunteered as a youth advisor on both local projects as well as on a national level for Arts Council England. She volunteered to change how little student and youth work was exhibited around the country, especially in rural areas. Abby has recently finished an Art & Design Foundation with a focus on Fine Art and Photography.

CHLOE COOPER

CHLOE COOPER

Director

Chloe is an artist and educator who works with people to develop tools to critically express their views on the way the world works.

For the past 12 years she’s been developing and delivering creative workshops for community groups, schools, young people and families at museums and galleries across London including the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Whitechapel Gallery, the National Justice Museum, Camden Arts Centre and London Transport Museum.

LOTTIE THOMPSON

LOTTIE THOMPSON

Creative Assistant - Work Expereince

Lottie is a Fine Artist, Poet and regular haunt of the local Scunthorpe charity shops.

Lottie is currently a student at John Leggott, studying a Foundation Arts and Media course through which she is exploring a range of multidisciplinary practices, in addition to developing her specialism in figurative portraiture. She has had her work exhibited in the 2021 Visual Arts Gallery Open Exhibition, and been awarded a Trinity Talent Award in Creativity.

DR. ANDREW ABBOTT

DR. ANDREW ABBOTT

Director

Andy Abbott is an artist, writer, curator and arts organiser who lives in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK. He is Visiting Research Curator of the UNIDEE Residency Programmes for Cittadellarte Fondazione-Pistoletto in Biella, Italy 2020 – 2022 where he is delivering hybrid programmes of remote and situated learning for international artists exploring facets of ‘embedded arts practice’.

He has exhibited and performed internationally as an individual artist and in various collaborations including the art collective Black Dogs.

MILLIE GREENWOOD

MILLIE GREENWOOD

Creative Assistant - Work Experience

Millie is an Illustrator and Fine Artist living in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. She is a cheery individual who is wildly curious about the arts and all things creative.

Currently, she is studying a Foundation Arts and Media course at John Leggott College and hopes to refine her creative practice to pursue a career in the arts.

DOMINIC MASON

DOMINIC MASON

Director

Dominic is an Artist, Curator and Exhibitions Manager at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.

For 16 years Dominic has been committed to helping great art to develop and thrive in the Northern Lincolnshire, and using art as a way of transforming the region, and the lives of the people who live here.

ALFIE LUGSDEN

ALFIE LUGSDEN

Creative Assistant - Work Expereince

Alfie is a do it all photographer and archivist of irrelevant closed down theme parks.

He is currently studying the foundation arts and media course at John Leggott Collage.

His work which explores fine art through photography focusing on his life experiences and lucid dreams. Alfie's work has been displayed at the 2021 Visual Arts Centre Open Exhibition and also the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull.

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