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Art Gallery at Denbies Wine Estate

Denbies Wine Estate opened its Picture Gallery in 2002. It has been an inspiration for the hundreds of artists and photographers who exhibit in the gallery every week of the year. The Gallery hosts predominantly local artists and is located on the mezzanine level of Denbies reception area, offering a unique space which attracts thousands of visitors each year.
The Gallery is available to hire on a weekly basis.

To enquire as to availability or to be added to our cancellation waiting list, please contact our events manager on 01306 742002 or [email protected]


Denbies Wine Estate held its first Bacchus Award Competition in 2003 and continues to be the highlight of the art gallery located on the first floor at Denbies, hugely popular with visitors to the estate.  It presents an opportunity for artists of all levels of experience and calibre to exhibit their work in a professional yet relaxed atmosphere.  The competition is judged by a panel of five independent judges on the first day of the competition.  The exhibition is then opened for one week to the public, who are also given the opportunity to choose their favourite piece. For details please download the links below:

Bacchus Competition Details

Bacchus Application Form

African Art Exhibition featuring sculptures from Southern Africa

Zimbabwean Art originated from the 13th Century. Its tradition has been passed on from one generation to the other, until now it is still surviving. Its art is acclaimed all over the world. Phillip Kotokwa returns to Denbies presenting his beautiful sculptures. Coming from a family of sculptors in Zimbabwe, Phillip began his working life in business, but in 1994 decided to follow his older brother and pursue a full time career as a sculptor and artist. He soon became proficient in representing the human form in stone, also drawing on nature to birds, plants and animals all represented. He is based in Harare, but his work has now traveled the world. His pieces, all in stone, can be seen in public collections such as the Kirstenbosch Garden in Cape Town, and in private collections in Europe, North America and Asia. He has learnt to work on the most demanding and hardest of stones, like Leopard Rock, Granite, Serpentine and Springstone. Through his stones, he expresses a powerful imagination which draws its deep inspiration from the African tradition.

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Brett Lohn
28 November – 4 December 2016

Professional artist Brett Lohn’s oil paintings are renowned for their beauty and sensitivity and are collected worldwide. Following on from his successful Spring exhibition at Denbies, here is a rare opportunity to view the Surrey man’s large oil paintings displayed alongside pencil drawings, limited edition prints and greeting cards of his work. Brett’s paintings shift atmospheres and impart hope to the viewer. Subjects range in diversity from the view across the Downs at Box Hill, to the Giant’s Causeway, to contemplative figure studies and equestrian works. With something to suit every budget, from original works to limited edition prints, this is an ideal opportunity to come lose yourself in some truly beautiful art.

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Dorking Camera Club
5 – 11 December 2016

Modus Embroidery
12 – 18 December 2016

As well as highly individual and beautifully crafted textile wall pieces, there will be fascinating gifts: fabric jewelry, bags, notebooks and more. Modus have been stitching together for over twenty years and meet regularly to exchanges ideas and inspiration.

First Steps Exhibition
19 December 2016 – 1 January 2017

Talented, local and emerging artists at ‘First Steps’ are returning to the Denbies Art Gallery for the Festive period. New and emerging art from novice and first time exhibitors will be supported by professional local artists, with individual collections from a select group of artist on display.

Oxted celebrity, musician and painter Martin Mickels will again be displaying his eclectic mixed media collection, alongside Surrey locals Dale Sheen and Norris T Slow, both of whom are taking first steps in a new direction with their art. Norris T Slow has only exhibited once before and is returning to Denbies with a new themed collection. Dale Sheen has made a bold move from digital robotic art, to his own original interpretations of historic artworks replicated in oil pastel. Outwood artist Sandra Crittel will again be supporting these emerging talents with a collection of her colourful canvases and striking seascapes.

Joining the First Steps artists in December are four additional new artists, who have either not exhibited before or who are making their first tentative steps into the world of professional exhibitions. Visit us in the Denbies Art Gallery from Monday 19th December, through to New Year’s Day 2017.


Art-K Club
2 – 10 January 2017

Bacchus Art Competition
11 – 22 January 2017

Surrey Life Photo Exhibition
23 – 29 January 2017

Surrey Choices
30 January – 5 February 2017

Kokova Ltd
6 – 12 February 2017

Andy Maitland – iPad Drawings
13 – 19 February 2017

Andy Maitland uses a stylus or finger to make landscape drawings on an iPad. His drawings are made directly from observing the landscape outdoors and in his studio in Surrey. This is his first solo exhibition and includes a number of large scale pictures. All the works displayed are of landscapes within 20 miles of Denbies.

Andy has published “iPad Paintings and Drawings” and “iPad Drawings” on the Apple iBookstore. He has also been invited to give talks and workshops at the V&A, the Apple Store Covent Garden, Heathrow Airport and at several schools.

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Surrey Art Fairs
20 February – 5 March 2017

Epsom & Ewell Art Group
6 – 19 March 2017

The Grange
20 – 26 March 2017

Karen Pearson
27 March – 2 April 2017

Shed Art
10 – 16 April 2017

In The Frame – Lawrie Arduino
17 – 23 April 2017

Ashtead Art Group
1 – 14 May 2017

Embroiders Guild
15 – 28 May 2017

Leatherhead Art Club
29 May – 4 June 2017