Garden Party – Opening Rebel Garden


Rebel Garden opens on 13 April. An exhibition that addresses the most urgent issue of the day: climate change. The Arentshof will be transformed into a central event location for the opening festivities. Enjoy a full day of fascinating workshops, lectures and demonstrations on ecology and sustainability.

Date & time
Museumquarter Bruges
In co-production with
Musea Brugge
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Opening of Rebel Garden
9:30 – 17:00 I Groeningemuseum, Gruuthusemuseum, St. Jan’s Hospital Museum
What impact do people have on nature, and how does it affect our environment? This ambitious exhibition breaks out of the traditional museum walls and spans no fewer than three museum venues.

Breakfast lecture with Atelier Polline
10:00 – 11:30 I Arentshof I 5 euro
Be inspired by artist collective Atelier Polline’s age-old, natural dying techniques with a modern twist.

Plantartica children’s workshop
11:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 16:00 I Arentshuis I Free I 9 to 12 years
Come and play all day long with scents and colours from nature.

Cooking workshop with Marlow
12:30 – 14:00 I Arentshof I 5 euro
How can we eliminate food waste? During this engaging demonstration, Marlow will show you how to make delicious meals using food scraps. You’ll pick up countless tips and be inspired to use them at home. You will then prepare your own vegetarian minestrone soup with bread balls. We’ll eat together afterwards, family-style.

‘Old Fashioned’ performance by Monali Meher
13:00 – 16:00 (continuous) I Arentshof
For her interactive performance ‘Old Fashioned’, artist Monali Meher paints kilos of potatoes with words like ‘Hate’, ‘War’, ‘Racism’ and ‘Violence’. She invites visitors to collectively peel, cook and eat the potatoes.

High noon tea with Sam Serveert
15:00 – 16:30 I Arentshof I 5 euro

During this plant-based high noon tea, Sam demonstrates how to be planet-friendly(er) with food and lets you taste the goodies nature has to offer.

Evening opening: Rebel Garden
17:00 – 22:00 I Groeningemuseum, Gruuthusemuseum, St Jan’s Hospital Museum I 5 euro
Be one of the first to discover the Rebel Garden exhibition during this exclusive event on Saturday night.

Opening party powered by Cactus
19:30 – 00:00 I Arentshof & Arentshuis I Free
The lights go down at 19:30. From then on you can dance under the stars in the Arentshof and in the atmospheric 17th-century Arentshuis. The music ranges from Borokov Borokov’s crazy beats to the quirky CDs of our special guest DJ: artist Guillaume Bijl.

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