Hole in my Pocket have been involved in a number of diverse projects within the realm of art and the architecture since early 2002.

The broad interests of HIMP are reflected in the diversity of their work which includes exhibition design, painting, video, writing, performance art and conceptual work as well as traveling around the coastline of Scotland with an old air hostess trolley full of wine.

The following pages will provide a catalogue of some of their work as well as a brief insight into those behind the projects.

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17 November 2014

Our new webshop has launched and you can now buy a whole array of our products including exclusive items not on sale anywhere else.

Click here to see it in all its glory.


3D Type Book

30 January 2014

Birmingam Spring Fair here we come, setting off tomorrow for five days at the show. If you are in the area come see us at stall 7D29. Our full new brochure is here.

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20 January 2014

We won a commendation for new products at the SECC trade show yesterday which was rather nice.

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05 October 2013

For the past few months we have been mostly making, sanding and painting new products. Will get back onto exhibition and project based work next year.

3D Type Book

02 June 2013

Our products caught the eye of the 'Confessions of a design geek' who picked us as one of the Best New Exhibitors. You can read her thoughts

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09 May 2013

So we head off to London today laden with new products for Pulse. If you are in the area come see us at stall LP087. If you can't make it you can see some of the new products in our brochure here.

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06 May 2013

Its been a busy press week this week. We are also featured in Home & Gardens magazine and apparently in Elle Decoration too but haven't seen it yet..

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29 April 2013

I'm launching a new kitchen range at Pulse in May and Home and Interiors Scotland had a sneak peak with one of the prints in their mag this month. You can see all the rest of the prints here. Aprons and tea-towels out next week.

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25 March 2013

Nice little birthday gift today as my Ship's Crew headed to London Town and are now featuring in all the Pulse marketing. [Images here]

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16 February 2013

We are in the middle of creating a new catelogue of products for Pulse. If you are a shop interested in getting more information in the meantime, then please drop us an email at info@holeinmypocket.com.

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26 January 2013

HIMP will be appearing at this year's Pulse tradeshow at stand number LP87 in the Launchpad area. Come along and see all the new products.

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23 December 2012

Merry Christmas to everyone, hope you have a grand New Year.

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06 November 2012

The Three wisemen rusian dolls made a little appearance in Molly Makes magazine and in Home and Interiors Scotland where they were the editors top pick.

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30 October 2012

Alburt designed a range of print out and fold origami halloween decorations which were mentioned on Poppytalk website.

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30 September 2012

Alburt was asked to design a bespoke exclusive product for Folksy and he decided upon some Wisemen russian dolls which you can see in all their glory here.

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26 September 2012

As part of Axis birthday celebrations. Alburt's interview was picked as one of their highlights and his work was part of their stand at the Manchester Contemporary.

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17 August 2012

Celebrated the "Auld Alliance" in style with Scot's wedding to Elodie.

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31 July 2012

Huge selection of new cards just arriving and in our shop soon.

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10 July 2012

Allistair will be showing work at the Fruitmarket Gallery on 13- 15 July and also at the Home and Gift show in Harrowgate.

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01 July 2012

Allistair was picked as Axis Online's Artist of the month. You can read a little interview with him here.

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20 June 2012

This weekend, we will be at Bungo in the Back Lanes our favourite community fair/ market, selling a selection of our work.

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31 May 2012

Thanks to everyone that came along to the performance/ meal events. They were a huge amount of fun. Hopefully will do some more in the future.

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18 April 2012

The GI show is all installed. It officialy opens on Saturday night (please pop) along and runs until 31 May. Its entitled "The Universe is very large, we are very small, act accordingly" and its total astro-geek art, we have gone all Brian Cox and Stephen Hawking. (Check the Project Page)

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13 April 2012

Alburts little bean man makes an appearance in illustration extravaganza magazine UPPERCASE this month - in issue 13 which arrived Friday 13. Unlucky for some.

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26 March 2012

Work continues apace on our GI show which we are installing next week. You can get a wee sneak peak here.

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22 February 2012

Alburts cousin has opened a hair salon in Brooklyn called The Owl and the Pussycat Salon. You can see some of the branding design and logo characters we designed for them here.

3D Type Book

04 February 2012

The Ships Crew russian dolls continue to set sale around the world. Here they pop up in Vogue magazine. Where will they travel to next I wonder?

3D Type Book

01 February 2012

Alburt took part in the Scottish Trade Fair at the SECC last week. Considering he only signed up 24hrs before kick off his stall came together pretty well. Big thanks to his parents, Ann and Joshua for all their help.


05 January 2012

Welcome to 2012, its similar to 2011 but hopefully a little more giddy and a little more gay. Got some great big news to share aswell. We have been asked to create a show for the Glasgow International at The Arches in April. More soon.

Glasgow International

23 December 2011

Merry Chrimbo to one and all. We are looking forward to the break, its been a hectic month with orders, design work, arch jobs and mostly finishing off the GFF2012 trailer which you can now see in all its glory here.

Glasgow Film Festival

03 December 2011

Been a bit of a Welsh flavour to the end of the year. Alburt ended up on BBC Radio Wales talking about our Small World Experiment last month. It seemed to go down well and he put on a nice posh radio voice. You can hear a clip here.

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29 November 2011

Over December we are taking part in two curated online markets. One by the rather brill Poppytalk and the other by newcomers Blog and Buy. Both look fun.

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25 November 2011

After years of talking about it we will finally be taking part in one of Made in the Shade arty markets. These are the original and best design markets on the go but sadly this is to be their final one. Come buy all your relatives gifts in one go.

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23 November 2011

Alburt did a little interview with Home and Interiors Scotland Magazine. They opted not to use the photo he sent them of him feeding a monkey in India and opted for one of him sucking in his stomach instead.

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15 November 2011

Excitement and no its not just because Mr S Clause will be here next month. No its because we've been asked to direct the trailer for the Glasgow Film Fest. You can read about our idea here.

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01 October 2011

HIMPTOLOGY the religion knocking Scientodgeolists off the top of the celeb cult pedestal is back in a new reincarnation in the excellant restaurant Cookie in the Southside of Glasgow. Runs from now til the 31st.

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26 September 2011

Theres a big design fest taking place in Cardiff which on a Google search result list is 1. Home of Doctor Who?? 2. Home of Dragons 3. Home of Ann Robinson hate club? Also where new stockist Sho gallery are displaying our digram prints.

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16 September 2011

Eccose based half of HIMP travelling to Paree to vist Frenchy based half and to meet HIMP Junior. This is not an alert for thieves to rob my house..

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10 September 2011

A selection of prints are over in Anstruther (home of the Uk's best chip shop) where they are taking part in the Lovely Pigeon Pop Up Shop.

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09 September 2011

Kaboom. We had a little IT meltdown blowing up the site and requiring us to learn about DNS, TPT and OGA (Other Geeky Abbreviations) finally sorted and back online.

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18 August 2011

The Moomin v Mormon print for the HIMPYOLOGY exhibition continues to be mega popular. Now on a tshirt, the number one location we are selling them too is Salt Lake City!!

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05 Augst 2011

Alburt produced a flyer for the SPID theatre group which is a charity that works with young disadvantaged kids. Their new show is connected to sport and the olympics.

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28 July 2011

The "Class of 62" print has been selected for the Print Now exhibition taking place in London over the Winter in various locations. This print always makes us laugh.

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10 July 2011

There is now a website for the Eat Haggis brand we helped design last year which you can see here. Now includes, t-shirts, mugs and books.. www.eathaggis.com

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05 July 2011

The ship's crew russian dolls set sale for London where they took part in an event that Etsy were organising. They made a giant cardboard version of their homepage.

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05 May 2011

The behind the scenes story in the formation of the ice letters for the 3D letter book last year. The story of battling thaws, wind and the stickiness of sugar.

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04 May 2011

Inspired by the arrival of little himp junior last month we have a new range of baby cards which are now on sale in our Folksy and Etsy shops.

Baby Cards

01 May 2011

Had a fun day helping out at The Streetlands festival in Govanhill where we created a project asking people to become statues. Great little community event by some of the people involved in the Govanhill Baths Regeneration.

25 April 2011

Alburt gave a Pecha Kucha Talk at the GSA on time which was apt as he got stuck somewhere and almost missed the event, arriving just prior to running up onto stage.


18 April 2011

Brilliant exhibition by Alburt's far better half Ann Nisbet is on at Kelvingrove Art Gallery until August and is highly reccomended. Check it out.

Ann Exhibiton

02 April 2011

The first Himp Junior was born yesterday in Paris. Congrats to Scott and his lovely lady for making a new wee human, he looks brill.

Baby Arrival

19 March 2011

The 3D Type book by Fl@33 is now out. You can get a wee peek inside in this vid - 28secs in you can spot Alburt's Ice Letters.

3D Type Book

09 February 2011

Alburt got interviewed by Folksy for their weekly blog about crafty folks and the things that they make.

Folksy Interview

12 December 2010

A range of our cards, books and prints are now availible at The Glasgow School of Art and the Glasgow Print Studio and soon for sale at the Fruitmarket Galleryin Edinburgh.

Glasgow Art School Shop

20 September 2010

Order your copy of the magnificent Holy Book of HIMP for the miniscule sum of £6 at Allistair's Folksy web shop. And with only 13 shopping weekends left before Christmas, these would make a perfect stocking filler!

Holy Book of HIMP

19 September 2010

The first of three Sunday Servicse passed off without any protest or book burnings. Much fun was had with guest speakers, Ukulele hymn singing and some tea & scones. Next Service: 3 & 10 October, 1-2.30pm.

Sunday Service

10 September 2010

Hole in my Pocket: The Second Coming exhibition opens tonight at the Arches, 6 - 8pm. The show runs until 14th October with special events happening Sundays 19 Sept, 3 & 10 October, 1 - 2.30pm.


23 July 2010

Hole in my Pocket have been asked to create a new exhibition for the Arches in Glasgow this September. More news will be posted soon once we work out what we're going to do..


08 July 2010

The many hours Alburt spent on the roof over the coldest winter for years paid off as his ice letters have been selected to appear in a book about 3D lettering by Stereohype.

Ice Letters

30 June 2010

A selection of Alburt's Prints and Russian Dolls have just gone on sale on Papa Stour's webiste and at new gift shop Paper Plane in Glasgow's Southside.

Papa Stour

15 May 2010

There is now a Hole in my Pocket Folksy and Etsy shop where you can buy all kinds of wonderous stuff made by the fingers of magic elves.

Ships Crew

10 May 2010

Alburt will be exhibitng work at Art in the Park as part of the Southside Festival in Glasgow. The event will be running 22/ 23 May.

Art in the Park

04 April 2010

Selection of Hole in my Pocket prints, books and russian dolls will be on sale at the excellant pop up shop Gin Palace 9 - 11 April @ 12-16 South Frederick Street, Glasgow.

now now shop

31 March 2010

Alburt just put together a wee website for the GIA's new design competition. Queens Park Arena Design Competition.

now now shop

22 March 2010

Just launched a new competition to redesign the voting system in partnership with The Drum Magazine and the Vote for a Change Campaign.Common of Houses Electoral Reform

now now shop

12 March 2010

Himp Sketchbooks on sale at the following.
Zine Showcase 19 March - 4 April
Gin Palace 9-12 April
Welcome Home Gallery 17-25 April
GI Artist Bookfair 16-17 April

now now shop

27 January 2010

The project pages have been updated to include the Common of Houses and University of Strathclyde Workshop projects. Please check back soon as further info gets uploaded.

now now shop

01 January 2010

Welcome to the year 2010. Should be much like last year, except written differently and with different stuff happening in it. Apart from that, much the same.

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30 November 2009

Hole in my Pocket spent an enjoyable morning with the First Year presenting work past and present and holding a mini workshop- the outcome of which will be posted on our website soon.

now now shop

23 October 2009

Alburt has been shortlisted to make the trailer for the Glasgow Film Festival 2010. Check out his initial pitch here. Also Alburts page on Central Station.

now now shop

15 October 2009

Scotia has set sail for pastures new and has moved to the land of the romantic lovers and wine bottle openers. London's loss is Paris gain. Now all he has to do is learn le frenchy chat.

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24 September 2009

Alburt was asked to design badges for Stereohypes BIO badge collection. Check em out here.

now now shop

19 August 2009

Alburt had a nice visit to London Town where he hung out with the guys from the AJ and Ken Livingstone during the juding of commonofhouses.

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04 June 2009

Our new competition has launched today. Check out the site for info and prizes, judges etc.commonofhouses.

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02 June 2009

Our badges didn't get picked in Stereohypes button competition but as they tie in with out new comp badges and prints may still be availible soon.

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01 June 2009

Boo our idea for the Four Corner Familiar didn't get picked. Ah well never mind thats just means we'll have to have a go at illustrating our Sherlock Holmes novel idea ourselves. Look out for it soon.* (*soon is any time in the next 5 years.)

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25 May 2009

Alburt took part in Glasgow's first Art in the Parkevent as part of the Southside Festival. It was a great show with lots of talented artists. Despite that Alburt's work still managed to sneak in and lots of very nice people really liked it and he was chuffed.

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22 May 2009

The designs for the Southside Festival which takes place at the weekend are complete - think they turned out not bad considering we only actually got a week to make everything. Click to see the Poster or some of the Maps

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15 April 2009

Alburt has been asked to work up some designs for the Southside Festival taking place in Glasgow at the end of May. Should be a fun project.

now now shop

09 April 2009

We were happy to have our work included in Now Now's travelling shop at the "A wee tasty experiment" night at Stereo in Glasgow. Sadly we didn't make it, but it looked a lot of fun..

now now shop

12 January 2009

Happy new Year to everyone. We have got down with the kids and there is and joined the world of blogging and facebooking etc. Not sure what they are really for but if you want to join us then go here or here.

15 December 2008

Sad news for Christmas. We just heard that 4talent has been credit crunched and no longer exists. Think that means we can upload the film we made about Eilidh Daily Ukuele Ceildh. Here's the film.

02 December 2008

Alburt has a bunch of paintings in the group show 4+ in Edinburgh for the CIC charity. Its taking place in a very posh house next to the American Consulate.

20 September 2008

A brill new book all about postcards has just been published and the Small World Experiment is one of the projects that is covered. It really is a great book and would make a very nice Xmas gift for your loved ones. See here to buy

18 August 2008

Been busy making new posters for two new shows for SPID theatre in London - one about an apocolyptic future and one about domestic abuse - cheery stuff.

15 July 2008

Alburt designed flyers/posters and edited a trailer for SPID theatre's new film Happyslap. Images of the flyer are on his blog and you can see the film here.

22 April 2008

Glasgow International Artist's Bookfair: its on this weekend and we are at it! Alburt will be there with a selection of hole in my pocket's finest printed and bound material. Go have a wee chat with him this Saturday. Click here for details.

14 April 2008

Its been a while since our last post. Since then we have been selected and attended the Scissor Paper Stone book fair at the London Print Studio. We had a four books for sale, all now available from our little shop. Click here for details.

28 January 2008

Bad news to start the year unfortunately: the Plockton Gallery is temporarily closing for a year and therefore Alburt's painting exhibiton will now no longer be happening in the summer. He is currently looking for a new venue.

03 December 2007

A postcard by Hole in my Pocket is one of 135 selected for a new book about designer postcards. Published by FL@33, the book will be on sale by September 2008.

10 November 2007

Channel 4 have asked us to make a new film for their website. It will be a 5 minute short about Eilidh and her Daily Ukuele Ceilidh (see here for details)

06 October 2007

Hole in my Pocket have a bookmark selected for the Bookmark Project 2007 at the Koffler Gallery in Toronto. The theme is Parrallax and explores the paradoxial role of the bookmark as a marker and a seperator of text. Show runs 4 -11 November. For more info visit the website.

16 September 2007

Just been shortlisted for making some new films for Channel 4's 4Talent Scotland website. Alburt is going to a producer "training day" on Wednesday so fingers crossed his ideas for films get picked

25 August 2007

Alburt has just been asked to show a solo exhibition at the Manse Gallery in Plockton in May 2008. The show will consist of a new collection of paintings and sculptures.

19 August 2007

A few bits and pieces from the Seanchaidh exhibition made it down south to feature in the Going Places exhibition at The Riverhouse in Kent. See if you can spot them in this photo!

14 August 2007

We have a couple of pics from the Plockton Gallery where Alburt has a few pieces on show. You can view them here and also here.

16 July 2007

We are happy to announce that Hole in my Pocket: Sketchbooks Volume1 has gone for its first reprint following the last few books of the first run selling out at the Pockton Gallery. Get your own copy here!

14 July 2007

Alburt has various pieces of work on show and for sale at the beautifully located Plockton Gallery near Loch Carron. To keep up to date with all things Alburt, visit his blog.

21 April 2007

Alburt has submitted two pieces for the Royal Scottish Academy open exhibiton. Fingers crossed he doesn't have to go all the way back there next week to bring them straight home.

19 April 2007

Alburt has submitted a set of bookmarks for an exhibiton at Leeds University. To print yourself a copy click here.

12 April 2007

The greatly named Whitley Gaffney has been in touch from her student paper in Viginia to interview us about the small world project. We look forward to assisting her.

28 March 2007

In more Seanchaidh related news, we have just been asked to show the trolley at the "Going Places" exhibition at the Riverhouse in Kent. Not sure if it will be feasible to get the trolley down there, but if we can, then the show is on over May and June.

20 March 2007

Good news, the Seanchaidh film is being dusted off and sent out to see people agian. It will be on at the Pop-up event in Oran Mor, Glasgow, on Saturday 5th May from 6pm- 10.30pm.

25 February 2007

A very belated happy new year to you (we waited for the chinese one before sending seasons greetings). Hole in my Pocket are still alive, well and looking forward to 2007. Please check back for regular updates as normal service resumes.

01 December 2006

Alburt's put together a wee advent calendar for you all to download, printout and stick on your wall.... download the FRONT and REAR pages and let the build up to Santa Day begin.

25 October 2006

Alburt has had a painting selected for the Lowry "One Love" exhibiton in Manchester. His painting Half Time will be on display from Sat 2 Dec 2006 - Sun 25 Mar 2007. Why not pop along and have a gander.

23 October 2006

Alburt has had his entry for the Threadless T-shirt design competition selected and is now up for the vote. Please go to the site and give him top marks! Link to the website.

25 September 2006

We have a special sneak preview of alburt's storytelling machine that he's designed for the new Shetland Museum. It's almost finished and will be making the journey north very soon. Click here to enlarge the pic.

21 September 2006

Hole in my Pocket got some paper space in this weeks List magazine which was edited by The Arches. Not only did the Jane Goodie cartoon feature, they also used an image of our 2005 exhibition at The Arches. Click here to view the magazine pages.

08 September 2006

On 15 September the Arches celebrates its 15th Birthday. In honour of this the List magazine has given them control for a issue. We were asked to contribute a cartoon for one of the pages. Click here to see what burning political issue we decided to tackle.

05 September 2006

A while ago, Glasgow City Council decided that what Glasgow really needs is a great big motorway cutting off the South Side of the City. Jam74 are trying to convince them otherwise. To help them we made a couple of cartoons. Click here to view them.

01 September 2006

Alburt has set up a blog talking about his exciting life; full of thrilling adventures, daring escapades and roof top gardens. Click here and pay his land a visit.

31 August 2006

Wee bit late in letting everyone know about this, but Trajectory are having a launch of our wee book at the Edinburgh Book Festival Gardens on the afternoon of Saturday 1st Sept.

25 August 2006

Alburt is currently completing a storytelling machine for the new Shetland Museum. More information to follow. Click here for some images.

15 August 2006

The Small World site has had a mini face lift and looks very pretty. Why not visit and tell it how well it looks. In the lead at the moment is box #41 who is nearly home. www.smallworldexperiment.com

28 June 2006

The Hole in my Pocket shop has just received some new stock- hurrah! Our newly published book along with other goodies are now available for you to buy and treasure, then get bored of and discard. Follow the link to the shop here.

16 June 2006

*TRAJECTORY LAUNCH NIGHT* Hole in my Pocket will be at CCA, Sauchiehall St, Glasgae Toon on Saturday 17th June from 7pm onwards to celebrate their first published book. Click here for details.

09 June 2006

Hole in my Pocket are due to release their first ever published book in just over a weeks time. Please come along to the launch night at the CCA [Glasgow] on Saturday 17th June from 7pm onwards where the books will be fresh off the press and available to buy.

08 June 2006

Some of you may have noticed a slight interuption to the Hole in my Pocket web service- thankfully the lovely people at darq.net have now tracked down the gremlins and beaten them with big sticks. Normal service has now resumed

22 April 2006

Finally after a very protracted delay the Small World boxes have set out on their adventures around the world. Good luck to them all. For more info visit www.smallworldexperiment.com

12 April 2006

Photos of Hole in my Pocket's appearance at last months Pecha Kucha event in Glasgow are now online. Click here to view them in their full magnificent splendour.

5 April 2006

Alburt had some wee sketches and prints shown in the Ganghut exhibition, Melbourne, Australia, as part of the international Next Wave festival which was organised to coincide with this years Commonwealth Games. Click here to try and spot his stuff.

30 March 2006

Hole in my Pocket will try and avoid public humilation at tonights Pecha Kucha event in Glasgow, the first ever of its kind to be staged north of the border. If you're in town why not pop along and cheer us on. Visit The Lighthouse website for details

27 February 2006

Alburt's 3 Minute Film for the Channel 4 series called Pure Passion has now been uploaded to the website. If you missed it when it was originally shown late last year on Channel 4, now is your chance! Go to the Films Project Page to watch it.

13 February 2006

Weegies Rejoice! "The Biscuits" short film is coming to Glasgow. The Super Shorts touring festival is making its way to the Glasgow Media Access Centre, 34 Albion Street, on Wednesday 22nd February at 7pm. Admission is free.

10 February 2006

The Small World Experiment website is now up and running. For regular updates and all things Small, Worldy and Experimental go to: www.smallworldexperiment.com

08 February 2006

Hole in my Pocket have been invited to take part in the Pecha Kucha event at The Lighthouse in March. Over the course of 20 choice slides we'll chat about our philosophies, inspirations, aspirations, frustrations and many other things ending in 'tions'.

17 January 2006

We hope you all had a great festive period. Hole in my Pocket had a very enjoyable Hogmanay atop Alburt's roof surrounded by good friends, a wee dram and the chargrilled remains of the evenings barbeque.

20 December 2005

Hole in my Pocket would like to wish all those who are part of our world a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. To view the Hole in my Pocket Christmas Card 2005 please click here

20 December 2005

Himp have been selected, along with a bunch of other arty folks, to develop a series of books for Trajectory, a new publishing house run by Something Haptic. Although we arent entirely sure what the book is to be about, they are due for release in the summer 2006.

20 December 2005

Alburt has some wee tiny pics of small blobby type men having adventures in the A5 exhibition at the Peacock Gallery in Aberdeen until the 24th of December 2005.

20 December 2005

Alburt also has some wee tiny pics of small blooby type men engaging in Christmas adventures at the Changing Room Gallery in Stirling. Until the 16th of December.

16 November 2005

Having moved down to London just over amonth ago, Scott is reported to be safe and happy in his new cockney surrounds. However, rumours that he has taken to wearing a pearly suit and evening renditions of 'Roll out the Barrel' are unsubstantiated.

16 November 2005

Alburt's little film about a falconry centre in Dumfries was shown on Channel 4 on Tuesday the 15th at 19.55. For those who missed it, there is a chance to see it again on the Tuesday 22nd at 09:30 just after Frasier.

16 November 2005

Himp's short film "The Biscuits" is now touring the UK as part of the Super Shorts film festival. The tour includes Belfast, Edinburgh, London, Glasgow, Manchester amongst many more; for specific dates and times check out the link.

15 September 2005

Himp have been asked to design and make t-shirts for the IDEASfactory party at the V&A in London. Each T-shirt depicts Chirp the bird day dreaming of jobs he might get when he grows up. Limited edition replicas are available at our new shop.

30 August 2005

Star of stage and bedroom karaoke, Scott Airlie, shall be making his cinema debut alongside seasoned pro, Alastair Aitchison, in the Alburt directed film THE BISCUITS as part of Super Shorts in London on the 7th and 8th of September. Check out the link

15 August 2005

Alburt has been selected to make a 3 Minute Film for Channel 4 for a series called Pure Passion. The film will be about a new falconry centre opening in Galloway, with a cast of hawks, owls, swallows, dogs and ferrets.

18 July 2005

A selection of photos from the See Scotland exhibition, which Hole in my Pocket are part of, are now online at the See Scotland project page.

10 July 2005

We have recieved further photos of our travelling inflatable giraffe. Believed to be somewhere in eastern france, it appears he has found love with a pretty french girl and enjoys yogurt and mtv. some giraffes have all the luck. Click here to see the images.

03 July 2005

Pigeon Dave has picked the lucky winner of the Dreams Can Come True competition. Mark, who works at the Arches, wished for some 'big shoes' and 'to be invisible'. Technically thats two wishes, but Hole in my Pocket will endeavor to make his wish(es) come true.

25 June 2005

A selection of pieces from the Seanchaidh project are to feature in See Scotland, a mixed media group exhibition featuring works by artists who have responded to Scotland as concept and as reality. The show runs from 25 June - 30 July at the Dick Institute, Kilmarnock.

19 June 2005

Alburt has been selected to assist in the design of exhibits for the New Shetland Museum. His area of expertise is to be the folk lore and customs section incorportating myths, lengends and storytelling to celebrate the Shetland Trow. [Nasty little creatures that live under hills.]

09 May 2005

The Video project page has been updated to include the short film about Hole in my Pocket for the Channel 4 Ideas Factory website. You can watch it by going to the video project page.

03 May 2005

The Small World Experiment was the main focus for an article in last weeks Sunday Times. Click here to view the newspaper clipping which includes a photo of a rather shady looking Hole in my Pocket. Alternatively you can read the article online at the Sunday Times.

30 April 2005

The first of many uploads from The Arches exhibition are now online. It's just a taster for now, but rest assured that in weeks to come more photos will be displayed. You can view the first upload via the arches project page.

29 April 2005

New Project - The Small World Experiment: 54 pieces of a jigsaw sent throughout the world to strangers, this is their story and a record of their journey home. Visit the small world project page for further information.

22 April 2005

The mystical Pigeon Dave watches from above and sometimes grants wishes. To have Dave make your wish come true, send us an email and a tell us what you want, it can be anything. Dave will then select one lucky winner and we will try to make their wish come true.

21 April 2005

Coming Soon - Hole in my Pocket Shop
In the coming weeks we hope to start listing various Hole in my Pocket goods for sale including original works, prints, booklets, and t-shirts.

18 April 2005

Exhibition Launch - Saturday 23rd April, 6pm
The official opening of our new exhibition is taking place this Saturday at the acclaimed Arches venue in the heart of Glasgow. All are welcome to come and sample our latest work and the free wine

25 March 2005

Earlier this week Alburt went to Channel 4 HQ to discuss making a couple of short films for the Ideas Factory Scotland website about people working in the creative industries. News came in today that he got the gig- he's said to be as happy as a small sheep called Larry.

25 March 2005

Tthe winner of the "Win a singing bear with a photo of an animal wearing clothes" competition, is Pamela Bryden from Glasgow. Congratulations to Pamela for her winning photo of her small dog wearing a super man costume. He looks very heroic.

16 March 2005

We are delighted to be included on a CD of Scottish creative type folks in next months issue of Roughcuts, the magazine for the film and tv industry.

10 March 2005

We are having a little competition to win a singing bear. It is a very unique gift and sings happy birthday Lindsay in a greek accent. To enter all you have to do is email us a picture of an animal wearing clothes. Our favourite will be selected on March the 25th.

08 March 2005

Oh dear, time is running down extremely quickly for our new show at the Arches, which opens on the 23rd of April at 6pm with bountiful cases of free wine. We look forward to seeing you all there. Check out the new Arches page under projects.

02 March 2005

Hole in my Pocket are very pleased to announce that they will be taking part in the "See Scotland" exhibition at the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock. It opens sometime in June and is not as rude as it sounds.

10 February 2005

Alburt had his entry for the Landscape East Competition on display earlier this month in Suffolk. It will then tour to further places in the East of England.

18 December 2004

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Alburt has penned the Hole in my Pocket Christmas Newsletter which includes info on a competition to win a singing bear! He has also updated his sketchbook in the personal pages to include a recent true life story in the alburt tradition.

22 November 2004

Photos of Hole in my Pocket's recent American Adventure have now been uploaded for your viewing pleasure. Click on New York or St. Louis to view the seperate galleries.

01 November 2004

The Monkey Trap image was the winner of the IDEASFACTORY Scotland's 'Photo of the Month' Competition and features in their current Newsletter.

14 October 2004

Hole in my Pocket were the subject of a talk in Inverness last weekend at the launch of Channel4 and the Ideas Fatory's writing scheme "Write Away". A scheme set up to encourage people to rethink travel writing.

14 October 2004

Hole in my Pocket are very pleased to anounce that in Spring 2005 we will be exhibiting site specific work at the highly acclaimed Arches venue in Glasgow. For further information please contact us here.

14 October 2004

Last month Alburt entered the Discerning Eye competition judged by Anne Robinson and Mark Lawson. His entry "break glass in case of emergency" tickled Mark's fancy and was selected for the main exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London from November 18th-28th.

17 September 2004

Hole in my Pocket [and Gav] will be stateside for the next two weeks, wandering about, looking at stuff, drinking some beer and catching up with old friends. If you'd like to join us for a pint in either New York or St. Louis please drop us a line here.

02 September 2004

We recently received this picture showing what is believed to be the inflatable Hole in my Pocket giraffe. He was last seen at the Seanchaidh opening and is thought to be somewhere in northern France at present.

11 August 2004

Alburt has been making a lot of little people out of clay recently. One such little man, seen here standing on a keyboard, was made for the creator of flipflopflyin.com. For further minute clay action click here.

09 August 2004

Everyone enjoys a marmalade piece- especially when it includes Hole in my Pocket! We get a mention in Issue 5 of Marmalade magazine. You can view the article by going to the Intermedia page and clicking on the 'publicity' link.

25 July 2004

A selection of photo's from the Cubobianco gallery can now be viewed via the projects page or by clicking here. The gallery is open until September 20th 2004.

24 July 2004

Hole in my Pocket would like to unveil our special tribute page to a man who offered us a great amount of help, a lot of good music and the occassional sarcastic comment during our recent exhibition spell at the Intermedia Gallery.

08 July 2004

The first of several updates to the Intermedia Exhibition page has been uploaded. Hole in my Pocket can also announce that as of today we have work on display at Cubobianco at the GSA.

05 June 2004

We are pleased to announce that Hole in my Pocket will be exhibiting at Cubobianco this summer at the Glasgow School of Art. For further information please go to www.cubobianco.com

25 May 2004

We are currently in the process of uploading images of the exhibition which will include pictures of the final day, messages left by those who visited and some short movie clips taken of the gallery.

24 May 2004

After a successful last day, which included a great live performance from members of the Clydebank Burgh Band, the Seanchaidh exhibition was dismantled and transported for storage. Special thanks goes to Gav for his fine driving of a not so fine hire van.

20 May 2004

On Saturday 22nd May a brass band will be playing live at the Intermedia Gallery. The gig, taking place between 1300-1430hrs, marks the end of the Seanchaidh exhibition. Please feel free to bring some drinks and enjoy the show.

17 May 2004

The Seanchaidh exhibition featured in yesterday's "Critics Choice" page within the Arts & Books section of the Scotland on Sunday newspaper. This, along with a feature on the Art of the Storyteller which was carried in Landscape magazine, can be seen here.

05 May 2004

Images of the opening night are now available online and can be viewed at out Intermedia page. Photo's of the exhibition itself are due shortly.

03 May 2004

It was a busy weekend in the gallery with over 100 people visiting the Seanchaidh exhibition during Saturday and Sunday. Pictures of the opening night are currently being collated and are due online before the end of the week.

01 May 2004

After some frantic last minute activity, the Seanchaidh exhibition opened its doors to the general public yesterday evening. It was a great success with only minor wine spillage and limited dangerous drunken activity. Images of the night will be online soon.

27 April 2004

BREAKING NEWS: "wee naps" have now been banned as part of Hole in my Pockets drive to get everything ready in time for fridays opening. Donations of ProPlus and black coffee, direct to the Intermedia gallery, are welcomed.

23 April 2004

With only one week to go until the opening of the Seanchaidh exhibition, life for Hole in my Pocket consists of work, some more work and the occasion wee nap. For those wishing to attend the opening please email us for details.

07 April 2004

Hole in my Pocket have produced a series of publicity postcards and posters to promote their up coming exhibition at the Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow. You can get a sneak preview by clicking here.

10 March 2004

You can now find out a bit more about those behind holeinmypocket by having a wee peek at our individual pages via the "01 people" section. Information includes a brief biography, resume and portfolio.

09 March 2004

Once again Alburt has triumphed in getting holeinmypocket shortlisted for a funding scheme. We have recently received word that a proposal submitted by the aforementioned h.i.m.p. workaholic has been shortlisted for the alt-w scheme. Well done that man.

02 February 2004

Scott has finally found himself a job within the murky world of commercial architecture. He is rumoured to be settling in well to the 9-5 routine although he has been quoted as saying "i miss the late nights and late mornings" as well as "damn these door schedules".

31 January 2004

Alburt has entered a competition titled "Something You Want To Show Us" with two flamingos and a lion playing cards- it has to be seen to be believed! To view the entry please click here.

05 January 2004

We hope everyone had a fun festive period and would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. Last year was a great one for holeinmypocket and we are hoping that 2004 is even better.

17 December 2003

holeinmypocket are very pleased to announce that we have secured funding from the Scottish Arts Council for the advancement of the Seanchaidh project. This work will form the basis for an exhibition at the Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow in May 2004.

16 November 2003

We are sorry to announce that Scottish Screen contacted us today to inform us that the shortlisted Seanchaidh project had not made the final cut. One of holeinmypocket's co-founders was quoted saying "boo hoo hoo hoo". Both stamped their feet.

27 November 2003

SA+BM win the AJ Cedric Price Memorial competition with its design for a set of rubber stamps that introduce themes of time, interval and periods of usefulness into architectural drawings. SA+BM are Scott Airlie [holeinmypocket] and Brian McGinlay.

11 November 2003

The Seanchaidh project has been shortlisted by Scottish Screen for its "This Scotland" documentary production scheme. We have been asked to attend a one day workshop on the 22nd November followed by discussion with the final judging panel in early December.

06 November 2003

The Seanchaidh film was played to over 200 poeple at The Chateau's mise-en-scene evening in Glasgow. A great night was had by all with a dozen diverse short films being shown plus a stunning rooftop viewing of Glasgow Green's fireworks display.

05 November 2003

At long last the new holeinmypocket website is launched to provide a catalogue of our work to date and progress of ongoing projects. If you have any comments on the site or any other inquiry please contact us here.

23 October 2003

holeinmypocket are very pleased to announce that we have been asked by the Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow to present selected works in spring 2004. We are now in the process off applying for additional funding to aid with the design and manning of the exhibition.

19 October 2003

It was announced that the Seanchaidh film piece will be shown on Thursday the 6th November 2003 at Chateau Gateaux, Glasgow. Doors open at 7pm with tickets priced at £3 each.