Allistair Burt

Artist, Graphic designer

"The main themes in my work are related to drawing links between people, analysis and exploring stories in all forms, though in recent times particularly in mythology and legends." Hole in my Pocket - Allistair Burt is one half of "Hole in my Pocket" a dynamic art/ architecture duo whose multi-disciplinary antics include film, painting, sculpture, design, architecture, illustration and travelling around Scotland with an air hostess trolley. Their first project together saw them win the Pigeonhole City competition run by GLAS in conjunction with The Lighthouse in Glasgow and judged by Cedric Price. In recent times they have directed some short films for Channel 4, written some mini books, participated in various art exhibitions, created the Small World Experiment, designed a Storytelling Machine and tried to sort out the MP's expense fiasco through a creative solution (Common of Houses). In 2010 they created "Himptology" an exhibition exploring ideas of belief and belonging through forming their own religion based on creativity, rather than creation. As part of this they created a series of "Sunday Service" experiences involving 80's classics on a ukuele, a blue grass choir and a host of interesting people talking about their work. This resulted in a commission for the Glasgow International Festival in 2012 exploring concepts of time and the idea of "the moment". The exhibition was an attempt to understand and place us as individuals in the grander scheme of the Universes history. Bascially they jump around from one project to another depending on what interests them at any particular time. Allistair along with Ann Nisbet is the founder of Southside Happenings ( - the website for all thats good south of the river in Glasgow. read full statement

Location Glasgow, Scotland
Activities Built environment, Public art, Private commissions, Visual arts consultancy, Film-making