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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

Tom Hurley Art

21 – 27 January 2019

“I am an award winning fine artist, having studied an MA and a BA in Fine Art from UCA Farnham. Previously known for painting landscapes with emphasis on light and tone. After my degrees I’ve broadened my painting and drawing style. I carry a small A6 pocket size sketchbook with me when I’m on my trips abroad. I’ve recently obtained a post at Tate Modern as a Visitor Assistant. I’m lucky to be surrounded by paintings at Tate.”

Fields, Flowers and Fantasy

4 – 10 February 2019

Isabel is a visual artist working in a variety of media. She has a particular love of colour and the play of light in nature . More recently she has been working on abstract landscapes. Isabel loves getting feedback and talking about art and looks forward to meeting you at the show  –  Instagram: @isabelpearceart

A New View

11 – 17 February 2019

A New View brings together the work of six professional, contemporary artists. This exhibition gives visitors an exciting opportunity to see six unique styles and techniques which together form a beautiful collection of nature-inspired artwork. From flora and fauna inspired prints and watercolours, to paintings and photographs capturing the land and sea, each artist brings a fresh and contemporary take, or ‘A New View’, on subjects which have inspired artists for many centuries.

First Steps Art

18 – 24 February 2019

At First Steps Art we encourage new artists to exhibit their work to a growing audience, with the support of experienced, exhibiting artists. The exhibitions are professional organised but in a friendly, relaxed manner, so new artists can start to ‘learn the ropes’ with the support of seasoned exhibitors.

West Surrey Artists Spring Exhibition

25 February – 3 March 2019

The West Surrey Artists are a group of professional and semi professional artists who exhibit together. Our Spring Exhibition will feature approx. 150 paintings – framed and unframed – in a wide variety of styles, subjects and media.

Epsom & Ewell Art Group

4 – 17 March 2019

We are a friendly Art group based in Epsom & Ewell, Surrey and we meet at Bourne Hall, Ewell Village on most Wednesday evenings.

Ashtead Art Group

18 – 31 March 2019

Ashtead Art Group returns to Denbies with a Spring Show of recent work by its local members.

Treat yourselves to a cornucopia of colour.  Over 120 original framed pictures are available to view and to purchase in a full range of media and style.  All tastes and reasonable prices.  Unframed pictures also on show.

Prospective new members for this friendly club are always welcome to visit the Monday evening meetings in Ashtead. See

The Grange Artists

1 – 7 April 2019

We are delighted to showcase a variety of exciting artwork by the Grange Artists.

The Grange is a registered charity in Bookham, Surrey which supports people with learning disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

“Our aim is to change people’s perceptions of the ability of people with a disability.We have learnt that by empowering people and opening their minds to realise their artistic talents the creative arts can overcome boundaries in an environment where experimentation is encouraged.”


In The Frame

8 – 14 April 2019

Five Surrey artists present their fourth exhibition at Denbies Wine Estate. Artwork includes new paintings,drawings,mixed media,prints, ceramics and photographs.

Cards produced by the artists  are on sale, and they will also be giving demonstrations of different media throughout the week. Don’t miss the opportunity see some great original and varied work, and meet the artists in person.

Names of Artists: Faye Chaston, Anne Gardner, Lesley Happe, Maggie Penton and Lawrie Arduino.

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.


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.