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Van Helden Gallery is an iconic Wellington gallery which has been catering to the artistic tastes of New Zealand patrons for the past 50 years.

Van Helden Gallery is one of the oldest and best known art galleries in Wellington 

Situated across the road from the beach at idyllic Days Bay on the eastern shores of Wellington Harbour, Van Helden Gallery showcases the many and varied talents of New Zealand painters, potters, glass artisans, sculptors and photographers. We also offer a unique selection of gift cards and tee shirt designs featuring the scenic beauty of New Zealand sea and landscapes.

Established in the late 60's by renowned wood turner Leo Van Helden and his artist wife Julia, the Gallery has exhibited the finest works of New Zealand artisans over the past four decades, and continues to enhance its reputation as a high quality and affordable venue for fine Arts and Crafts.

  • Our opening hours are 10am to 5pm (7 days a week) Closed Christmas Day. Winter hours 10am to 4pm (May/June/July/August)
  • The Directors of Van Helden Gallery are Claire Schmidt and Hamish Morison.
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