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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 Jane Callaghan on 01306 742224, [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.       Bacchus Competition Details 2016



9 – 22 May 2016

Surrey Hills Artists

 All living and working within the beautiful Surrey Hills Area, from

 which they take much inspiration, this successful collective of

 fifteen local painters meet regularly to produce, exhibit and sell

 their work. Members of a variety of local art clubs, they paint in

 varied media, their many styles ranging from abstract to

 traditional landscape, animals to flowers and still-life to



23 May – 5 June 2016

John Peacock/Maritime Art

A self-taught artist, who upon retirement from the London Fire Service, resumed an earlier interest in painting landscapes and portraits in oil, watercolour and pastel.

Although a lifelong ‘landlubber’, John is now drawn to marine subjects, particularly working boats. Painting with the Maritime Art Group gives him the opportunity to experience the joy, and sometimes the frustration, of working plein air, capturing the light and atmosphere of coastal scenes.

John Peacock - Barges at Pin millz

6  – 12 June 2016

Carys Jones Photography

Award winning UK photographer specialising in equine, abstract and impressionistic photography.

Carys specialises in capturing horses at liberty in their natural environments and this exhibition will concentrate on the Icelandic horse and the white horses of the Camargue. Carys is also intrigued by the creative abilities of the camera so expect a few non-equine abstract images in the mix!

A percentage of the proceeds from sales will go to Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled’s Riding High fundraising campaign.

Carys Jones Photography

13  – 19 June 2016

Fred Masters

Fred studied fine art for four years at Manchester and Sunderland art colleges, followed by a year at Leeds college of art (art teachers’ diploma ).

His paintings, mainly in oils and acrylic, vary in subject matter, ranging from the quite figurative to the purely abstract.

Exhibitions in Newcastle, Oxford, Devon and various places in Surrey.


20 – 26 June 2016

Woven Colour

Laura is a tapestry weaver who is internationally recognized as one of South America’s pre-eminent textile artists and the pride of Peru, his country of birth. Consultant, designer and lecturer in Art and Contemporary Andean textile design, his work is in collections worldwide and has been exhibited in 72 solo and numerous group shows.

11 – 24 July 2016

Lee Toomey

Epsom artist returns with her annual exhibition

25 July – 7 August 2016

The Surrey Contemporaries Summer Exhibition

A group of local artists, working mainly in acrylics and oils, who all enjoy a contemporary approach to creating unique art. Their work covers a diverse range of subjects and the exhibition will include unframed paintings and cards.  Most purchases can be taken home immediately.


8 – 14 August 2016

Thomas Hurley

Expressive landscape painter with emphasis on light and tone, working in oils on large and small canvasses and exploring different painting techniques.