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Uncover a new art exhibition for 2024, featuring a range of motoring-related pieces from some of the country's most creative and talented automotive artists and sculptors.

Britain is very lucky to boast an incredible community of artists who take their inspiration from the motoring world, from everyday cars to the heroes of motorsport. There is such a wide array of styles and media, capturing cars and their drivers in almost every era and situation.

In a second collaboration with Historic Car Art, the British Motor Museum has brought together a collection of work from nineteen incredible automotive artists and sculptors from across the UK to display in the Exhibition Hall.

The Gallery showcases a range of leading artists, including Simon Britnell, Kate Alger, Neil Collins, Emma Capener and John Ketchell who work with a variety of media including acrylics, oil, watercolour, pen and pastels. Alongside these evocative paintings, Jonny Ambrose and Chris Twitchell are among those talented sculptors who are bringing their unique, head-turning works to the exhibition, artwork created in wood and in bronze.

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Live Art

We're excited to announce that during May Half-Term (25 May to 2 June), we will be hosting a selection of the artists featured in the exhibition to do live sketching and painting in the Exhibition Hall. Stop by during your visit and see these talented creatives at work!


- Andy Shore - Sunday 26 May
- Adam Gompertz - Wednesday 29 May
- Simon Britnell - Thursday 30 May
- Brian James - Friday 31 May

Young Artists Competition

Are you an aspiring young artist with a passion for automotive art? We're thrilled to announce a unique opportunity to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition, 'The Gallery'. This exclusive competition gives young artists like you the chance to showcase their work at the British Motor Museum. There are three age categories for entry:

- Under 11s
- 11-16 years
- 17-25 years

The winning artworks, selected by a panel of esteemed judges, including artists featured in 'The Gallery' exhibition, will be displayed in the Museum from Friday 26 July 2024. The winner of each age category will also receive £50 worth of art vouchers.

In addition and thanks to the generosity of our Founder Patron, Peter Mitchell, each winner will have the opportunity to spend half a day with one of the artists featured in the exhibition, getting tips on everything from how to set the scene for your next artwork to how to succeed with art as a career.

Judges include: Artists John Ketchell and Kate Alger alongside Rupert Whyte, Historic Car Art and Stephen Laing, Head of Collections at the British Motor Museum.

Click here to open the entry form. Deadline for entries is Monday 8 July.

Historic Car Art has been operating from its rural Derbyshire base since 2004. It has been built over time from a passion for art, cars, automotive history and the racing exploits of drivers and manufacturers combined with a great interest in how this has all been depicted over the years in both artwork and promotional advertising. This approach means that Historic Car Art is now a leader in the acquisition and supply of original automotive art and vintage posters, building collections for discerning private and corporate clients worldwide.

Our thanks to LifewithArt, an organisation established in 2010 with the purpose of helping young and disabled people throughout the UK through education in the arts, who have kindly supported the voucher prizes for this competition.


The Gallery will be open every day, from 29 April until 30 June 2024.