The Art of Ping Pong

Fivefootsix present its annual charity event The Art of Ping Pong at KK Outlet during November 2015. An exhibition and auction of bespoke paddles by twenty-one of the most exciting, influential, established and emerging illustrators from around the world.

The supreme line-up of ace contributors includes Anthony Burrill / Asako Masunouchi / Claudine O’Sullivan / Craig & Karl / Elliot Kruszynski / João Cardoso / Jordy van den Nieuwendijk / Julie Hyld / Kate Forrester / Kids With Puns / Luke Dixon / Lynnie Zulu / Malika Favre / Marion Deuchars / Noma Bar / Owen Gildersleeve / Paul Catherall / Peter Judson / Petra Börner / Supermundane / Toby Melville-Brown

2015’s event marks the third instalment of The Art of Ping Pong, where distinguished artists come together to raise money for BBC Children in Need by celebrating the much loved game of Ping Pong.

Join us at the exhibition launch party, Thursday 5 November 7-9pm. It’s guaranteed to be a smash-ing, playful, lively night. There’s a ping pong table for guests to get hands-on, where fun is the only mandate – age, gender & skill become irrelevant! Topspin-ner for the evening is Anthony Burrill, who’s created a ping pong themed musical playlist. Mighty thanks to the The Pickle House and also Canopy Beer Co who’ll be keeping us all happily refreshed.

The auction takes place 1 – 30 November 2015. Fivefootsix have partnered with Roll Studio to create an app to facilitate the auctioning of the paddles. The app will be available to download from 23 October 2015. Collectors can also bid for works online www.theartofpingpong.co.uk Everyone that downloads The Art of Ping Pong app will have access to a stellar selection of free illustrations, donated by some of this years’ artists, and receive a code to claim a discount towards the event catalogue – a limited edition publication to accompany the exhibition, sponsored by Fedrigoni and Colt Press. All profits from the auction and publication go to BBC Children in Need, a charity dedicated to changing lives around the UK by providing grants to projects which focus on disadvantaged children and young people.

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