Running until Sunday 12th December, miniatures makers The Foundry is hosting Harry The Hammer & Friends, an exhibition of art from the private collection of Bryan and Diane Ansell, at Stoke Hall, in East Stoke.
On display are 20 pieces of Warhammer original art that were used for various Citadel and Games Workshop publications, dating back to 1983; artwork and dioramas from the Nottinghamshire company that created the game.
Warhammer, today a global brand, started life in 1983, at 10 Victoria Street, Newark, which was then the headquarters of Citadel, the miniatures division of Games Workshop. The game was a collaboration between Bryan Ansell, Richard Halliwell (Hal) and Rick Priestley, with the internal illustrations created by artist Tony Ackland and the box art cover painted by local fantasy artist John Blanche.
Art on display in this exhibition includes “Harry The Hammer”, the cover of the first edition of Warhammer by John Blanche; “Lichemaster and his Retinue” by Ian Miller; “Chaos Broo” by John Blanche, the cover of the first Citadel Compendium; and “The Challice of Doom”, the winning entry in the vignette category of the first ever Golden Demon painting competition by Ivan Bartlett.
Based in East Stoke, The Foundry manufacture the world’s largest range of 28mm white metal miniatures for gamers, collectors, modellers and painters. They also have a comprehensive range of 350 different paints.
The Factory Shop in the village of East Stoke near Newark, Nottinghamshire is open for visitors 9.00am to 4.00pm on weekdays.
• Harry The Hammer & Friends runs until 12th December at the Stoke Hall, Church Lane, East Stoke, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5QF | Buy your timed entry tickets here for £12 each
Please note, pushchairs, prams, backpacks and other large items will not be allowed inside the exhibition. No unaccompanied minors
The art on exhibition is owned by Bryan & Diane Ansell. Most of it was used by Games Workshop and Citadel Miniatures on an assortment of products, such as games, books and miniatures, dating back to the 1980’s. References to any of those products is used for factual, historical, informational purposes only. GW owns intellectual property rights, copyrights & trademarks over its products. For more information visit their website. Foundry Miniatures, Bryan Ansell and Diane Ansell are not associated with Games Workshop in any way and this exhibition is entirely independent of Games Workshop
With thanks to Motörhead Mike for the heads up