A new art exhibition has launched to raise funds for a Drumchapel table tennis club.

BACKSP!N will display table tennis paddles featuring creative designs which will be available to buy at a silent auction and then on general sale.

All proceeds will be going to Drumchapel Table Tennis Club (DTTC), a community club that aims to boost the development of the sport in Scotland. 

The exhibition was created by Glasgow-based design studio Pim-Pam, who are are working with Terry McLernon MBE, Chairman at Table Tennis Scotland.

Terry has already collaborated with Pim-Pam on their 2019 exhibition SP!N.

Terry said: “The club is delighted to be collaborating once again with Pim-Pam on the BACKSP!N Exhibition. It will showcase a different side to the table tennis club working with local and national artists.

"Many of the parents and young people who come to the club have a keen interest in the art and creative sector, and it’s brilliant to have them get involved in a project like this.

"It will show the young people and the local community that the club is not just all about table tennis and are engaging with other activities and looking for young people to get involved.

"We will be bringing a few players to the opening night such as Martin Perry, Lucy Elliott, Aaron Richardson and Paula Callaghan. This will be a great experience for them to showcase their skills in this sport in front of a new audience.”

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Comic book artist Frank Quitely, sculptor and Turner Prize winner Martin Boyce, type artist Raissa Pardini, Scottish landscape painter Robert Kelsey, and visual artist Craig Black and many more designers, artists and illustrators have worked on the paddles.

Pim-Pam's Creative Director, Luke McCarthy, said: “Terry and the club have kindly donated 60 paddles and one table for our creative community to get their hands on.

"We’ve had so much interest in the exhibition with artists all across the UK looking to get involved.

“In a period when there has been lots of uncertainty in the creative arts, it’s great to put on a show with so much talent working together.

"From graduates to established artists the exhibition is a real collaboration of many different principles, genres and backgrounds.”

DTTC is one of the biggest clubs in Britain, with more than 300 members aged between eight and 80 actively playing each week. 

BACKSP!N launches at 6pm on Friday November 26 and will be held at Wasps Studio’s South Block building in the Trongate area of Glasgow. 

It is open to the public Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm and on Saturdays at 11am until 3pm until December 15.