SP!N was a charitable art exhibition by creative agency Pim-Pam for the Drumchapel Table Tennis Club (DTTC). The project showcased 42 table tennis paddles designed by artists, designers and illustrators from across Scotland — as well as one dedicated table design for the show.
Participating artists were asked to create a design based on either balance, resilience or strength — three words closely aligned with the sport.
Based in Wasps Studio’s South Block building in Glasgow, SP!N ran as a silent auction, with all proceeds going to the DTTC, supporting the club and its players on an international level.
DTTC is one of the biggest clubs in Britain. Founded in 1989, it has more than 300 members aged between eight and 80 playing each week. Celebrating its 30th birthday the year of the exhibition, the club plays a huge role in the development of table tennis in Scotland.
Balance by Anna Dunn. West coast harmony by Robert Kelsey.
SP!N IT! by CCWhyte. Mon Then by Poster Project.
Balance by Siobhan Ogg. This Way / That Way by KMG.
Bounce Back by Rachel E Millar. Columba Imperium by Diane Dawson.
Strength by Frank Quitely. 1989 by Luke McCarthy.
POWER UP! by Paul Daly. The Hand And The Mouse by Ishbel Mackenzie.
Strength by Jonny Mowat. This... Is My BOOM STICK! by Want Some Studio.
Balance by Daria Zapala. Wallace’s filing cabinet by Niall Smillie.
Resilience 1&2 by Conzo Throb and Ciaran Globel
Peg Pong / Pin Pong by Greig Anderson. Balance by Barry Thomson.
Practice Makes Permanent by Craig Black. Untitled by Roddy MacNeill.
Nature prevails by Stuart Kerr. movement / p / play / repetition / vs. by Kenna.
Dear Green x Selected Works
Design Engineering Workshop
Rachel E Millar
Want Some Studio
As well as the paddles, Glasgow based artist Roddy MacNeill designed the table that was on show at the exhibition allowing visitors to engage in a game or two.
- Special thanks to -
Merchant City Brewing