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We opened our Picture Gallery in 2002 and since then it has been an inspiration for the hundreds of artists and photographers who exhibit in the gallery every week. The Gallery predominantly hosts 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

Annual Bacchus Award Competition

2019 Theme: Bridging the Gap

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 2019 is now closed

Upcoming exhibitions

Village Artists

22 April – 05 May 2019

Visit the village artists exhibition where you will be able to see a wide variety of original work across all media created by twelve nearby artists. The village artists group has successfully exhibited at Denbies for a number of years and received acclaim from many viewers. Several artists have exhibited in London galleries and have won prizes for their work at other exhibitions. We look forward to seeing you.


Surrey Hills Artists

6 – 19 May 2019

Ten of the twelve artists that comprise Surrey Hills Artists will be showing off their latest pictures as they return to Denbies for the first of their twice yearly visits.

Pictures range from modern abstract to traditional landscape in varied media and all sizes. This group have a wide following in the local area and hope this two week show will increase their visibility further.

Not to be missed.

Leatherhead Art Club

20 – 26 May 2019

Leatherhead Art Club presents their annual Denbies Spring Exhibition offering a wide variety of original artwork and cards across all mediums.

Our members are a mix of local Surrey residents ranging from new artists to those more experienced artists who have won Nationwide Art Competitions or who have exhibited at top London Art Galleries. This mix,encourages all members to inspire each other to create fresh work and push the creative boundaries.

We look forward to welcoming and inspiring you.



03 – 09 June 2019

A new exhibition showcasing a range of work from contemporary printmakers across the county. It will run as part of the Surrey Artists Open Studios event taking place this June. Visitors to Denbies are invited to come and view work from over 20 local artists in the Picture Gallery located on the mezzanine floor. The work on show will demonstrate a range of printmaking methods and techniques. All work on show is for sale, we hope you will come and visit the gallery, and find something unique to take home.

Surrey Contemporaries

17 – 30 June 2019

Surrey Contemporaries are a group of artists based mainly in Surrey, the majority of whom originally met at art classes. Each artist has their own individual style, but all are united in their desire to paint in a modern, contemporary way. Using mainly acrylics and oils, often including paint mediums and collage, their work covers a diverse range of subjects; from landscapes to life, animals to abstract or still life to seascapes.  The group regularly exhibits at Denbies and, as usual, there will be a selection of paintings, prints and cards at affordable prices and available to take away immediately.  More information about individual artists, along with a larger gallery of their work, can be found on their website:

Arena Photographers

2 – 14 July 2019


The Arena Group comprises 20 prominent photographers from the South of England.  Its ethos is a simple one – to promote the highest standards of photography. Members are united in their commitment and passion towards personal projects.

Ten Arena photographers will be exhibiting a broad spectrum of portfolios, with themes including creative still life, movement in dance, woodland, coastal and desert landscapes, and street scenes. Come and see the work of award-winning photographers at Denbies this summer.

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Phillip Kotokwa

Zimbabwean Sculptor

Phillip Kotokwa will return to Denbies in Spring 2019 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 widespread collections. Phillip is currently displaying his sculptures in and around the Denbies main reception area, which are available to purchase.