armour and drawing of armour

Inspired by... The craft of the armourer exhibition

This exhibition is on display in the Tournament gallery, Leeds

inspired by It is the first in a new series of ‘Inspired by’ exhibitions.

Working in conjunction with the local community and community based artists, these exhibitions will showcase very personal reactions to our collection and their history.

Sean Casey is an illustrator from Leeds, who is inspired by the craft of the armourer.

“The drawings I have been producing at the Royal Armouries relate to a lifelong interest in armour, from playing with my toy Timpo Knights, because I couldn’t get Greek warriors, but which were beautifully made all the same, to an admiration for the awe-inspiring skills of the people who produced the armour itself. War games, at the top of the landing steps, evoked childhood notions of a fairytale world of romantic heroism and honour, that gave way to the academic investigation into the true horrors of warfare, coupled with pride I feel for our armed forces.” – Sean Casey

Sean’s drawings are on display in the Tournament gallery of the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds and are also available to purchase through the Royal Armouries shop.

Sample gallery

Below is a small sample of the drawings on display in the Tournament gallery.

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