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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!



Dorking Camera Club
4 – 10 December 2017

Brett Lohn Exhibition
11 – 17 December 2017

This exhibition is an official event of the 2017 Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival.

Mole Valley professional artist Brett Lohn’s oil paintings are renowned for their beauty and sensitivity and are collected worldwide. This show presents 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 South Downs at Box Hill, to the Giant’s Causeway, to contemplative figure studies and equestrian works. This is a wonderful opportunity to come and lose yourself in some truly beautiful art from a totally homegrown talent. With something to suit every budget, from original works to limited edition prints, this is an ideal opportunity to come and view some truly beautiful art and pick up a Christmas gift at the same time.

First Steps Art
18-31 December 2017

Talented, local and emerging First Steps artists are returning to exhibit for the festive season, with an eclectic collection of original art, print and mixed media creations. New and emerging art from novice and first time exhibitors will be supported by professional local artists. Joining the First Steps exhibition in December are artists who have either not exhibited before or who are taking tentative steps into the world of professional exhibitions.

2 – 7  January 2018

art-K is an art club for children aged 6-16 and adults. In our children’s classes, we help develop their self-confidence by providing developmental art projects that are educational and rewarding. We provide a safe artistic space where children have the time to do long term projects, using professional materials. Our adult classes offer a calm environment where we provide step-by-step guidance on art projects that suit each individual’s ability. We have three branches locally in Ashtead, Tadworth and Dorking. ; ;

Tiffany Budd
22-28  January 2018

Tiffany Budd returns with her fifth solo show at Denbies Wine Estate this January, with a collection of Fractured, Floral and Landscape paintings and drawings. She is mostly known worldwide for her unique Fractured work, which is inspired by Cubism and the Vorticists.  Tiffany works full time as an artist in Capel, Surrey. There will be a selection of original work, prints and 3D work all for sale. You could also commission a piece of art, just for you! Tiffany will also be there every day painting and drawing. Come and say hello!

Quartet – Linda Wallis, Lorna Simmonds, Margaret Eggleton, Celia Di Massimo
19 February  – 4 March 2018

Four artist friends living in Surrey, come together to present an exciting exhibition of their paintings.  Linda and Lorna paint in oils, Linda concentrating on the countryside, featuring the North Downs and wild flowers. Lorna paints landscapes and abstracts with linear shapes and bright colours.  Celia paints in many media and is fascinated by the effect of light, colour and action. Margaret paints mainly in watercolour and her subjects include flowers, landscapes, buildings and cityscapes.

Linda Wallis:

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16 April – 22 April 2018

A new group of local artists will explore the idea of paint as an expressive language, communicating the artist’s view of the world. Pauline Allbeury is known for her serene and composed Still Life paintings and modern Botanicals.  Gill Clark captures natural life, interiors and scenes with a beautiful sense of light, colour and balance.  Ann Stringer paints wonderfully observed and colourful landscapes and portraits.  Janet Abbott’s painterly scenes and luscious flowers complete the range of paintings to enjoy.

Phillip Kotokwa – Zimbabwean Sculptor

Phillip Kotokwa will return to Denbies in Spring 2018 with his variety of exotic stone sculptures from his native Zimbabwe. He is one of the few African artists that has made such inroads into the International market with pieces in wide spread collections. Phillip is currently displaying his sculptures in and around the Denbies main reception area and are available to purchase.