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British Motor Museum opens a brand-new exhibition “The Gallery: Auto Art at the British Motor Museum”


The British Motor Museum has opened a brand-new exhibition entitled “The Gallery: Auto Art at the British Motor Museum”, which will run until 30 June 2023. The exhibition, which is run in collaboration with Historic Car Art, features a collection of over 30 motoring-related pieces from seven of Britain’s most creative automotive artists and sculptors. 

The Gallery showcases five leading artists - Simon Britnell, Neil Collins, Adam Gompertz, John Ketchell, and Andy Shore, who work with a variety of media, including acrylics, oil, watercolour, pen, and pastels. Alongside the evocative paintings, Jonny Ambrose and Gary Smith bring their eye-catching sculptures to the exhibition, artwork created in wood and in bronze.

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. Historic Car Art is now a leader in acquiring and supplying original automotive art and vintage posters, building collections for discerning private and corporate clients worldwide.

Rupert Whyte, Director of Historic Car Art, commented, ”It is a pleasure to partner with the team at the British Motor Museum to present just a small selection from our portfolio of renowned automotive artists against the backdrop of the Museum's stunning collections.” 

Stephen Laing, Head of Collections at the British Motor Museum, added: "We're delighted to team up with Historic Car Art to bring the work of some of Britain's most talented artists to this new exhibition, a perfect complement to the amazing array of historic cars and automotive archive that can be seen at the Museum."

Access to the exhibition is included with standard Museum admission tickets. The Museum has held its visitor prices for 2023, for even greater value! Museum entry costs just £40 for a family in advance or £44 on the day, £14.50 for adults in advance or £16 on the day, £12.50 for concessions in advance or £14 on the day, £9 for children (5-16 years) in advance or £10 on the day and under 5s go FREE. There is also the option to Gift Aid or donate your entry fee at the time of booking and upgrade your ticket to an Annual Pass in return, at no extra cost. 

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