Approved: 16.08.2006

Allistair Burt

Artist, Graphic designer

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Approved: 16.08.2006

"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 - www.holeinmypocket.com
Allistair Burt is one half of "Hole in my Pocket" a dynamic art/ architecture duo whose multi-disciplinary antics include film, painting, sculpture, design,

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

Biography

"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 - www.holeinmypocket.com 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 (www.southsidehappenings.com) - the website for all thats good south of the river in Glasgow.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2003 - Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Architectural Design, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland 2001 - Bachelor of Science with honours in Architectural Studies, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland Solo exhibitions 2012 - The Universe is very large, you are very small, act accordingly, Glasgow International 2012, Glasgow 2010 - Himptology, The Arches/ Cookie, Glasgow 2005 - HIMP@The Arches, The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland 2004 - Seanchaidh/ Exhbition of three major projects, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow Group exhibitions 2012 - Umbrella Objective, Art Fusion, Glasgow 2011 - Infographics, Sho Gallery, Cardiff 2011 - Print & Now, SW1 Gallery, London 2010 - Art in the Park, Glasshouses Queens Park, Glasgow 2010 - The Shape of Things to Come, Gin Palace, Glasgow 2008 - 4+, Private Residence, Edinburgh 2007 - Going Places, Gallery, Kent 2007 - Summer Show, RSA, Edinburgh 2006 - Ganghut, Melbourne Festival 2006, Melbourne, Australia 2006 - One Love, Lowry, Manchester 2005 - A5, Peacock Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland 2005 - See Scotland, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, Scotland 2005 - The Biscuits, Supershorts, Touring Film Festival, National 2004 - Cubo Bianco, Glasgow Art School, Glasgow, Scotland 2004 - Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London Live/Performance 2012 - Moments of Greatness, The Arches, Glasgow 2010 - Sunday Service, The Arches, Glasgow Artist talks 2006 - Pecha Kucha, The Lighthouse, Glasgow Public commissions 2011 - Be a Statue, Streetlands Festival, Govanhill 2011 - Glasgow Film Festival 2012 Trailer, Glasgow Film Festival, Nationwide 2006 - Storytelling Machine, Shetland Museum and Gallery, Lerwick, Shetland Corporate commissions 2008 - Eilidh's Daily Ukuele Ceilidh (Film), 4Talent, Glasgow 2008 - Happyslap (Trailer), Spid Theatre, London 2005 - 100 hand painted staff T-shirts for IDEASfactory, IDEASfactory and V&A, London 2005 - Pure Passion/ short film commission, Channel 4 Projects 2010 - Common of Houses: Electoral Reform, Creative Review Magazine/ Electoral Reform Society, London 2009 - Common of Houses: No Expense Spared, Architect's Journal, London 2006 - The Small World Experiment, The mail system, Global 2003 - The Art of the Storyteller, Research Project, Throughout Scotland Competitions, prizes and awards 2002 - MPF (Competition win and exhibition), The Lighthouse, Glasgow Publications 2011 - 3D Type Book 2010 - I should never have joined the army 2010 - The Holy Book of Himp 2008 - Tales of the Edge: Vol 1 2006 - HIMP Sketchbooks Vol1 2006 - Space Adventures: Vol 1