FishClub (189 St John’s Hill) has its own artist-in-residence, a collaboration that’s thought to be a world first.
Jess Wilson has plastered every square inch of the fish and chip shop with artwork inspired by the conversations of customers and staff. Throughout the week, she’ll also create tiny illustrations for queuing customers. Rather than the traditional newspaper, your fish supper will be bundled in art-adorned paper. And in that fine old tradition of fish shop wordplay (see also Codfather, Rock and a Sole Plaice…), the shop will be serving Jackson Pollock and chips all week.
The collaboration is a gimmick by the Affordable Art Fair, which rolls into Battersea Park 24-27 October.
We’re particularly pleased to see the artistic community encroaching on the humble chippy, having predicted all year, to anyone who’d listen, that jazzed-up fish and chips would be the new foodie trend, following in the hoofsteps of burgers, hotdogs and offal.