ART GALLERY AT DENBIES
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 [email protected]
Upcoming exhibitions– all details to follow
21/06 First for Art Exhibition (2 Weeks)
05/07 Village Artists (2 Weeks)
19/07 The Art of Nature (1 Week)
26/7 The Poetry of Landscape (1 week)
02/08 Surrey Contemporaries (2 Weeks)
16/08 Epson & Ewell Art Group (2 Weeks)
30/08 Ginger Cactus Art
First for Art – Independence Exhibition – 21st June to 4th July
To celebrate lockdown restrictions lifting, the First for Art group are delighted to welcome back local artists to the Denbies Art Gallery for their Independence Exhibition, from 21st June through to Independence Day on the 4th July.
Our first collection of 2021 will showcase new and favourite artworks from artists: Elaine Balmer, Rue Stanley, Robert Hay, David Harmer, Kirsty Mills, Susan Sheen, Dale Sheen, Pauline Merritt, Richard Orr, Alison Saunders, Chris Willis, Verity Walsgrove, and Catamorphis.
With original artworks, limited edition prints, and cards available in a variety of mediums, the exhibition highlights each artist’s individual style and independent creativity.
“The Art of Nature”
19 July – 26 July 2021
A collection of images including wildlife from Africa, UK birds, animals, and flora expressing the Art of Nature in its varying light forms, colours, moods, mannerisms and behaviour. The images in a number of cases endeavour to express the feelings, senses and emotions of creatures in our natural world.
An exhibition of flora and fauna images by a set of 8 different photographers from Bookham Camera Club showcasing nature as art: Richard Sharman ARPS, Paul Mitchell ARPS, Gerry Middleton-Stewart MBE ARPS, Barrie Parker LRPS, Lynn Hyde LRPS, Martina Bennellick ARPS DPAGB, Melanie Rolls and Eddie Hyde ARPS
“The Poetry of Landscape”
26 July – 1 August
by Eddie Hyde ARPS (eddiehydephotography.zenfolio.com) + Vanda Ralevska (mylenscapes.uk).
“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.” Robert Frank
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. But can we truly compare them? It really distils down to what kind of thousand words. Poetry, words strung together in a way deemed beautiful, can evoke equally powerful emotions as a breath-taking view of a landscape. They cannot be separated. They are deeply intertwined. A poem is a creation of beauty in words that cannot be seen. A picture is a poem that cannot be heard. Both use their own language to express impassioned feelings and emotions.
As the title suggests, this exhibition is focused on finding poetry in the world that surrounds us and conveying it through photography. It brings together works of two contemporary photographers, Eddie Hyde and Vanda Ralevska. The common denominator for both artists is their endeavour to capture distinctive atmosphere and the poetic essence of a place, whether by the sea, in a woodland, the countryside or in a city. Eddie is an award-winning photographer with images commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition 2 years in a row, the International Landscape Photographer competition, The Siena International Photography Awards, The Travel Photographer of the Year, British Photography Awards and The Epson Pano Awards. He is a judge with the Surrey Photographic Association and a major contributor of images to local National Trust properties where he runs workshops. Vanda is a renowned photographer who has been a judge in the Landscape Photographer of the Year for the last 2 years and previously the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year. She is part of the highly respected Arena Group of photographers.
Eddie and Vanda have formed a partnership to exhibit and run joint tuition workshops.
Surrey Contemporaries: 2-15 August
The Surrey Contemporaries are regular visitors to Denbies and are very much looking forward to returning for 2 weeks in August. 17 of their members, who are all locally based artists, will be exhibiting work and, with subjects as diverse as landscapes to quirky animals or abstracts to portraiture, there will definitely be something for everyone to enjoy! They will have original art, prints and cards on display, all at affordable prices and available to take away immediately. All artists will be doing stewarding shifts so it’s also a great opportunity to chat to them about their work. www.surreycontemporaries.co.uk
Epsom and Ewell Art Group Exhibition
16 August – 29 August 2021
Epsom and Ewell Art Group are displaying a wide range of pictures this August. There is sure to be many pictures which will delight you and they are all available for instant purchase. The prices are amazingly reasonable. Fantastic gifts or just something for yourself.
New Embroidery Group (NEG)
20 September – 3 October 2021