Approved: 16.08.2006

Allistair Burt

Artist, Graphic designer, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

"Hole in my Pocket create work with a lopsided and utterly uncynical charm that makes delighted children out of the most serious of grown-ups." The List

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Artist Statement

"Hole in my Pocket create work with a lopsided and utterly uncynical charm that makes delighted children out of the most serious of grown-ups." The List

Hole in my Pocket is the practise name of architect, artist & illustrator Allistair J Burt. As Hole in my Pocket Allistair has worked on a vast range of projects from major exhibitions, illustration, short films, storytelling machines and travelling around Scotland with an air-hostess trolley.

In 2010 he created "Himptology" a major exhibition at the Arches as part of the Glasgow International, exploring ideas of belief and belonging through forming his own religion based on creativity, rather than creation. As part of this he created a series of "Sunday Service" performances wit Gary McNair and Ivoe McAskell 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 follow up exhibiton got GI 2012 exploring concepts of time, the idea of "the moment" and out place in the Universe.

Since 2016 he been developing products for retail featuring his illustrations and sense of humour and his work is sold in galleries, museums and design stores around the world.

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 - [email protected] 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