TRIBRU: Opening Party


Join us on Sunday 14 April for the celebratory launch of the Bruges Triennial: Spaces of Possibility. Expect festive activities, engaging conversations and fun encounters.

Date & time
11:00 – 18:00
Bruges city centre
Triennale Brugge 2024 publieksopening Matthias Desmet 040 LR

Join us on 14 April and be amongst the first to discover the twelve art and architecture installations on the streets of Bruges and in Zeebrugge. Be inspired, amazed and surprised during this first introduction to TRIBRU24.


Official opening of the Bruges Triennial 2024
11:00 – 12:30 I Stadshallen courtyard
The fourth edition of the Bruges Triennial kicks off in celebratory style in the Belfry’s courtyard, where The Joyful Apocalypse by the architecture firm Traumnovelle is on display. After a welcome by the Mayor, Dirk De fauw, and the Chairman of Brugge Plus, Franky Demon, the city council is offering a free drink until 12:30.

Sculpture Whisperers
11:00 – 18:00 I All city-centre locations
Want to know more about the installations by the artists and architects? Then speak to our ‘sculpture whisperers’.

Search and explore with TRIBRU24
11:00 – 18:00 I Available at all the installations and the central information point
Our map will challenge you to look closely, and to explore and examine the art and architectural installations. Have you found the answers to all the questions? Then deposit your map at our central info point for a chance to win one of our great prizes (In&Uit, ‘t Zand 34).

A look behind the scenes
11:00 – 18:00 I Capuchin Monastery garden, Hauwerstraat
Curious to know how the works in the Bruges Triennial 2024: Spaces of Possibility are developed? Visit Common Thread by SO–IL and watch the ‘making of’ film about this year’s edition.

Meet the beekeepers and their bees at the Sebrechtspark
14:00 – 17:00 I Sebrechtspark
Bees and beehives are an essential part of artist Mariana Castillo Deball’s work. Beekeepers Margot and Uther (from Biesous) are looking after the bees and their honey during TRIBRU24. Watch them at work and ask them all your questions. You can also make your own seed bombs with bee- and butterfly-friendly seeds and contribute to a more colourful, bee-friendly environment.

A green oasis in Sint-Obrechtsstraat
14:00 – 17:00 I Sint-Obrechtsstraat Square
Using second-hand materials, Norell/Rodhe have transformed the square in Sint-Obrechtsstraat into an attractive place to linger with a lush garden. This communal area is as beautiful as it is functional. Let your senses be stimulated, savour a delicious herbal lemonade and be inspired by the herbs and flowers in Raamland.

Musing along a forgotten road
13:00 – 17:00 I Sebrechtsstraat
Rediscover the former link road between the Old Saint John’s Hospital and the Minnewater Clinic via Under the Carpet. Join us for a walk in the company of artist Adrien Tirtiaux, who will discuss his work and the history of the site along the way. Guided tours start at 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00 (only in Dutch). Groups are limited to 16 people. Register at the gatehouse.