We have built a partnership with Estrella Damm to take over the ping pong room in The Book Club in Shoreditch four times over the course of a year.
First up was in the summer of 2018 when we collaborated with the amazing Kelly Anna.
Kelly’s work focussed on celebrating the female’s inner champion under the title ‘She Stole The Show’ and together we created a vibrant new space.
As part of the overall female sports theme Art of Ping Pong created an installation entitled ‘She’s Got Balls’, made from almost 1,500 ping pong balls.
We also used this occasion to showcase our brand new Maxi ArtTable that featured Kelly’s beautiful artwork on the surface.
In the summer of 2016 Art of Ping Pong was asked to collaborate on an installation as part of the launch of the new NikeCourt x Roger Federer collection, that was unveiled at the NikeLab 1948 space in London.
Working with artist Toby Melville-Brown we created sixty one-of-a-kind ping pong bat artworks that were on display to adorn the space alongside the collection.
The art piece focused on four imaginative stories that captured aspects of Roger Federer’s career and interests.
Celebrating Roger Federer’s eye for detail and his individual approach to the NikeCourt collection they created personal touches to make this piece, and each bat, truly unique.
As part of the legacy of the project Nike kindly donated the bats to the 2016 Art of Ping Pong charity auction. The auction raised nearly £6,000 for charity.
In addition to working with established artists we love to support fresh new talent. In 2015 we ran a competition with The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design.
We briefed their students to design their own bats with one lucky entrant chosen to exhibit their artwork alongside our prestigious 2015 charity auction line up.
We supported the remaining students to hold their own exhibition and auction, successfully raising £650 for BBC Children in Need.