South London Chippy Gets First Ever Artist-In-Residence

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South London Chippy Gets First Ever Artist-In-Residence
Affordable Art Fair Artist Jess Wilson entertains customers with live art at FishClub Battersea, London as part of the first ever artist-in-residence at a chippy.

Fish and chips wrapped in specially created artwork by Affordable Art Fair artist Jess Wilson who is the first ever artist-in-residence at FishClub, Battersea, London.

Also pictured are  place mats created by Jess as part of her Chip Shop residency.
Affordable Art Fair artist Jess Wilson sketches customers as they eat at FishClub, Battersea, London as part of first ever artist-in-residence at a fish and chip shop.
Affordable Art Fair Artist Jess Wilson entertains customers with live art at FishClub, Battersea, London as part of the first ever artist-in-residence at a chippy.

Customer James Robinson, 25, from London takes away his fish and chips wrapped in specially created artwork by Affordable Art Fair artist Jess Wilson who is the first ever artist-in-residence at FishClub, Battersea, London.
Affordable Art Fair Artist Jess Wilson (pictured) entertains customers with live art at FishClub, Battersea, London as part of the first ever artist-in-residence at a chippy.

Affordable Art Fair artist Jess Wilson sketched customers and painted the entire shop front (pictured)at FishClub, Battersea, London as part of first ever artist-in-residence at a fish and chip shop.

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.

Last Updated 21 October 2013