First for Art
Commission-free art | Direct from the artist


About Us - First for Art


Gallery

In 2016, a few local artists began to change the format of art exhibitions. By promoting their own work in an organised group, artists were able to tailor exhibitions to suit their needs, bringing an eclectic collection of art to Denbies Wine Estate as the First Steps Art group.

First Steps Art was founded to support a young artist with Asperger’s who did not fit the mould for many art organisations. Instead, he took the brave step to host his own exhibition, in association with selected professional artists who were keen to assist with his new venture.

Since 2016, over fifty artists have showcased their work and taken their First Steps to exhibiting at Denbies via the First Steps Art group. In 2017 photography was introduced to the exhibitions, embracing talented individuals who capture art with a camera. During 2019, the First Steps Art group became First for Art, and organised a series of exhibitions.

Professional local artist and photographers have joined together to showcase their ever-eclectic collection of art. Art is sold direct from the artist to the buyers, with no commission added to the price.


For the Artist Affordable Space


Paints

As a group we are able to secure venues at a more economical cost, which affords each artist the space to showcase their work in a balanced setting, accounting for all costs prior to when the exhibiton begins.


For the Buyer Affordable Art


Photographers

Art is sold commission-free, which means the artist does not have to increase the price to cover this additional cost. Buyers pay only for the art that they buy. Affordable art includes the sale of prints and cards of the original artworks.