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

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.

About Michael Burkitt

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 determined to create a masterpiece, at least once. He says he is “in search of a new form”. Until he finds it he offers objects, images, films, sounds, instructions, performances and stories.

Believing that “Art is the propaganda of freedom” Burkitt has an affection for movable material; exploring our obsession with efficiency in humorous, laborious and failing processes. His work is always context-specific, site-responsive and connected to an audience. 

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.

Michael is the founder of fountain arts.

You can watch artown in full below: