Late Night Fridays at Rembrandt Remastered

September 7, September 14, September 21, September 28 - The Great Hall

The Arts Centre is celebrating Rembrandt Remastered with four exciting Friday evening events during the exhibition month from September 5 – October 3

Join us on Friday September 7th between 5pm-9pm for a delicious Rembrandt themed food night. Villa 23 will be tempting our tastebuds by setting up a Dutch dining experience in front of the Arts Centre Clock Tower. Take a wander through the exhibition before settling in for some delicious Dutch delights such as Dutch Hot Chocolate (think hot molten chocolate!), Oliebollen (tasty Dutch doughnuts) or Poffertjes (delicious Dutch pancakes). Treat yourself and make a night of it!

Join us on Friday September 14th between 5pm-9pm for a performance like no other. The Arts Centre is giving you the opportunity to experience Rembrandt Remastered by way of an exhilarating live performance by theatre company Two Productions. Rembrandt: The Apprentices Story gives you behind the scenes insight into the workings and life of Rembrandt through the eyes of his apprentice, Ferdinand Bol. The production will be performed in the Great Hall among the spectacular remastered Rembrandts – this is an experience not to be missed!

On the evening of September 21st music will fill the Great Hall as the University of Canterbury takes centre stage with a beautiful classical music recital led by Mark Menzies and some of his very talented students. Music will commence at 6.30pm with the main performance taking place under the extraordinary Night Watch at 7pm.

Join us on the evening of September 28th for a walk-and-talk lecture event with special guest and curator of Rembrandt Remastered, Dr Erin Griffey – Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Auckland and Australasia’s foremost Rembrandt specialist. Erin will present “What Makes Rembrandt So Special”. This guided tour will commence at 6pm in the Great Hall and will showcase Rembrandt’s unique talents across a wide range of subjects. His talents in portraiture, landscape and history painting will all be covered, including in-depth discussions of his treatment of light, texture, human expression and the human body.

During these evening sessions refreshments will be available to purchase after 5pm.

About the exhibition:

Rembrandt Remastered showcases 57 stunning life-size reproductions of Rembrandt’s paintings that have each been digitally remastered to their original condition. Using the latest techniques and art expert Professor Ernst van de Wetering’s extensive knowledge of the Dutch master, the exhibition works have been digitally restored to look exactly as they did when they left Rembrandt’s studio nearly 400 years ago. For more information on the exhibition, click here:

Exhibition admission:

Adults – $10

18 and under – $5

Limited accessibility – $5 (part of the exhibition is on the stage, accessible only via stairs)

$5.00 - $10.00

Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 60 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.