Renewable energy room

A brand new room has been added to the Rutherford’s Den experience, themed around renewable energy and its importance to New Zealand, proudly sponsored by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

The main exhibit in the room is a life-sized colourful interactive screen, where users move certain parts of their body to trigger actions on the screen, involving geothermal, hydro, wind, wave and solar power generation. Watch the video to see how it works.

Rutherford’s Den Future Energy Showcase from the Arts Centre – Christchurch on Vimeo.

There are also interesting exhibits discussing where our energy comes from in New Zealand, and what is driving increased energy requirements.

Did you know – 80% of our electricity in 2014 was powered by renewable resources?

Ernest Rutherford explored new ways of producing energy and finding sources of power as part of some of his experimentation in the 1930s.

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We are grateful to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) for their sponsorship towards the activities in this room.

Upcoming Events

The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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Ko Au – Alix Ashworth

4 October - 25 November 2019

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Season of the Witch Film Festival

5 - 31 October 2019

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SCAPE Season 2019 at The Arts Centre

5 October - 16 November 2019

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Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival at The Arts Centre

11 - 27 October 2019

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Ōtautahi on Film

13 & 20 October 2019

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Viewpoint/Tirohanga – The Shoebox Collection

14 - 27 October 2019

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He Whare, He Taiao… Kia Matapopore..!

15 October 2019

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142 years of Unfolding History

16 October 2019

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The story of Professor Francis Haslam

18 October 2019

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Architectural Encounters – Designing Colonial Canterbury

23 October 2019

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Hugh Stewart’s Odyssey

24 October 2019

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FoUND: Festival of the (Un)Dead at The Arts Centre

25 October 2019

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Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror

25 October 2019

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show singalong

25 October 2019

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Silversmiths’ Guild of Canterbury annual exhibition

28 October - 3 November 2019

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Ancient Greece in Māori Literature

6 November 2019

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He Hōia Ahau – I Am Soldier

2 - 16 November 2019

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