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SP!N was a charitable art exhibition 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.

Exhibiting artists:

Kirstie Addis
Greig Anderson
Craig Black
Paul Daly
Dear Green x Selected Works
Design Engineering Workshop
Diane Dawson
Anna Dunn
Ciaran Globel
Robert Kelsey

Stuart Kerr
Ishbel Mackenzie
Roddy MacNeill
Marcus Marritt
Luke McCarthy
Peter McCaughey
Ellen McLean
Reiss McLeod
Kieran McMaster
Rachel E Millar

Alan Moore
Jonny Mowat
Siobhan Ogg
Darren Osborne
Stephen Paul
Poster Project
Frank Quitely
Social Recluse
Marina Rennee-Cemmick
Paul Revie

Niall Smillie
Spectre Creative
Conzo Throb
Barry Thomson
Want Some Studio
Andrea Westwick
Allan Whyte
Chris Whyte
Shaun Woods
Daria Zapala

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 -

Wasps Studios
South Block
Dear Green
Merchant City Brewing
Service Graphics