Surrealist exhibits menu of shark jaw and puffer fish at Swiss Cottage Library

Artist Guy Stocker is exhibiting his installation A Serious Error of Judgement. Picture: Nigel Sutto

Artist Guy Stocker is exhibiting his installation A Serious Error of Judgement. Picture: Nigel Sutton. - Credit: Nigel Sutton

Antique fish, mummified lizards and a shark’s jaw feature on the menu at Swiss Cottage Library this month as fine dining takes a surreal twist.

Surrealist Guy Stocker is among a range of artists displaying work at the library’s gallery, in Avenue Road, as part of the Camden Council-run OPEN OPEN exhibition.

The 57-year-old, of Greencroft Gardens, South Hampstead, is exhibiting 3-D installation A Serious Error of Judgement, featuring a range of weird and wacky creatures from his “cabinet of curiosities”.

He said: “It’s full of interesting things I’ve collected over the years: shark jaws, fossils, mummified lizards and chameleons.

“There’s an antique stuffed puffer fish in a frying pan with a shark jaw eating it and a frog sitting on top. It’s a surreal fine dining experience: imagine a meal prepared for you by the Addams family!”


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The exhibition, which runs until August 17, offers artists a chance to exhibit their work for free.

If you wish to submit work to the exhibition, bring it along to Swiss Cottage Library Gallery on Saturday between 12pm and 4pm.

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For more information e-mail arts.tourism@camden.gov.uk

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