Working as a Curator Michael is interested in challenging artists and inviting collaboration. This sensibility comes from working consistently with Leeds based art collective BLACK DOGS between 2007 and 2012.
Building partnerships with Art in Unusual Spaces CIC and North Lincolnshire Council in 2014 Michael opened his own art gallery and studio space called 3irty2wo, housing work and artists in a disused commercial property.
In 2022 Michael founded fountain arts CIC to increase arts engagement in North Lincolnshire by using unused spaces for projects, studios and learning.
Hannah Moulds, Scunthorpe, UK
Michael Burkitt, Scunthorpe, UK
Young Artists Exhibition, Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch, London, UK
FAD Exhibition, EBAC São Paulo, BR
“FOUNDATION END OF YEAR SHOW”, EBAC São Paulo, BR
*Things Michael Burkitt has made and the Final Event at his Gallery - Michael Burkitt
Communal Salad – Foundation Diploma Art and Design student exhibition
Unusual Space – An open exhibition including artists from throughout the UK
Purl – A solo exhibition by Gwennaelle Cook
Open Studio – Work exhibited by studio holders
Final Frontier - Jessica Voorsanger
Art Party – International Film Premiere Bob & Roberta Smith
Naomi Wong – A solo exhibition of photography curated by Sophie Lee.
Ten Weeks – Foundation Diploma Art and Design
GRADUATE SHOW Bloc Project Space Sheffield, UK
Artists: EDWARD INDIANA WIFFEN, SIMEON BARCLAY, JAMES CLARKESON
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME - Green Sands Foundry, Leeds, UK
Artists: ANDY ABBOTT, MICHAEL BURKITT, RORY MACBETH, HARRY MEADLEY,
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME was a 2 hour and 14 minute event, all recording
equipment was removed from artists and guests on entrance.
APRIL FOOL - Leeds Shopping Plaza, Leeds, UK
PEEP - 2021 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
Artists: TOM MILES, HARRY MEADLEY, SIMON RINGE, RYAN GANDER, RORY MACBETH et al.