Exhibition of piscine puns at Highbury fish and chip shop

PUBLISHED: 07:08 29 January 2012

Kate Hazell and Russell Weighton

Kate Hazell and Russell Weighton

Dieter Perry

There was something fishy at a Highbury Barn chip shop on Friday when a new exhibition of piscine puns opened.

Mussell and Skate, which started a month-long residency a the Beach Hut, in Highbury Park, is a collaboration between author Russell Weighton and artist Kate Hazell.

Russell has come up with a series of fish-based puns, like Brain Sturgeon and Feeling Eel, which Kate has illustrated.

The pictures will adorn the walls of the Highbury fish bar until February 18.

Kate said: “Its been going really well so far, and we have sold quite a few prints.

“We really wanted to display them in the Beach Hut because it all ties up with the fish theme, and the owners are amazing people.

“My favourite is Cod and Chips. It has some really good colours. But the one we have sold the most of so far is Piano Tuna.”

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