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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


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.

The Bacchus Award 2018 is now open!


First Steps Art
26 June – 9 July 2017

The First Steps Exhibitions offer a mixture of new, emerging art from novice and first time exhibitors, supported by professional local artists. Showcasing a selection of print, original art, photography and mixed media, we encourage independent artists to showcase their work to a waiting audience. We are inclusive and supportive to people who do not belong to a regular art group and who are taking their First Steps in to exhibiting for feedback, for sales and for reviews.

10 – 16 July 2017

The work is a retrospective of the last 50 years and is a reflection of the changing fashions in painting during the second half of the 20th century, whilst remaining largely figurative. Subject matter is mainly portrait and landscape often reflecting Leon’s travels in Europe and India, and is always concerned with colour and image rather than style.

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Focus Group
17 – 30 July 2017

The Focus Group of Photographers was formed in 2006 by four photographers in the South of England. We hope you will enjoy and be inspired by this distillation of our most recent photographic prints. The Exhibition includes traditional and unusual Landscapes, Monochrome images, intriguing Plant close-up studies and other work. All images are available to purchase as shown.


Croyden Arts Society
31 July – 13 August 2017

The Croydon Art Society, one of the oldest art societies in England and founded in 1881 consists of nearly 100 professional and semi-professional artists painting and drawing in all media. Many of the artists exhibit their work regularly in the major national societies in London. For this exhibition at Denbies approximately 130 works in all media, styles and subject matter will be on display. All framed and unframed work together with artist’s cards is available to buy ‘off the wall’.

Epsom & Ewell Art Group
14 – 27 August 2017

An opportunity to see a wide variety of work undertaken by many of the Group’s artists. As well as a range of subject matter, the show will display the diversity of styles and media used by our members. An exhibition to be enjoyed by the viewer, as well as an opportunity to buy original work at affordable prices. Maybe you will find the perfect gift for yourself or someone you know! Please see the Group’s website for more information about the Epsom and Ewell Art Group, its work and its activities.

28 August – 3 September 2017

EMOTIVE attempts to evoke feeling in the observer. Oil Painter Julie Bond is inspired by creation, nature and their inherent power and beauty. Julie expresses this with broad brush-strokes and fluid motion, with oils on canvas, bringing the paintings alive. Ceramic artist, Faye Mayo, focuses on the female form and the fragile, temporal nature of life. With marks of the making process left visible, implying a story, her sculptures hint at the possibility of a connection with the transcendent.

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Village Artists
4 – 17 September 2017

Oxshott Arts & Crafts Society
18 – 24 September 2017

Surrey Hills Artist
25 September – 8 October 2017

Dorking Group of Artists
12 – 15 October 2017

The Imagination Art Studio
16 – 22 October 2017

Mirage Photographers
23 October – 5 November 2017

West Surrey Artists
6 – 12 November 2017

North Weald Art Group
13 – 26 November 2017

Spectra Textile Artists
27 November – 3 December 2017

Dorking Camera Club
4 – 10 December 2017

Brett Lohn Exhibition
11 – 17 December 2017

First Steps Art
18-31 December 2017