Amid the turbulence of modern life the mortals have truly wrested control of the big issues away from the Gods.
Renown photographer Robin Morrison somehow managed to pause this turbulence when he captured these quintessentially “kiwi” photographs over the 70’s and 80’s.
These collection images are the cornerstone of the Museum’s pictorial collection and in 2013 have served as inspiration for this, the sixth annual LATE AT THE MUSEUM.
Join moderators, Wallace Chapman, Noelle McCarthy and Russell Brown and some of New Zealand’s top thinkers discuss the basic premise that if an ancient God dropped into the Domain on a Thursday night over the next seven months – just what would they make of the realm they once ruled?
Late favourites Warren Maxwell and Don McGlashan return along with Opossom, Babyshakes, Orchestra of Spheres and more.
This year we are pleased to announce that each LATE will be accompanied by a specially themed menu, designed by the chefs at Dawson’s catering, to complement the night’s theme. Food will be available, pre- and post-discussion.
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Featuring essays from Noelle McCarthy, Russell Brown and Wallace Chapman plus photos by Robin Morrison.
“The Greek goddess Demeter may be less than impressed if she were to check in with the welfare of life on our fair earth right now. It used to be her domain, she might have something to say… It was Demeter that made the crops grow, the first loaf of the harvest was always sacrificed to her. So what if Demeter arrived back on earth in 2013? What would she make of the vast food producing factories, increasing populations calling on decreasing food supplies and the remarkable acceleration with which the earth has warmed? Join moderator Wallace Chapman as he puts this to his guests – 2013 New Zealander of the Year, Professor Dame Anne Salmond, Professor Paul Tapsell of the University of Otago, and Professor Michael Walker of the University of Auckland.
NOHOPUKU - dreams of space shifting: Choreographer - Dancer - Video Artist Louise Potiki Bryant has collaborated with composer Paddy Free to create captivating projected visual imagery and sound score.
Thu 2 May Zeus And Hera –
Thu 6 Jun Hermes –
Thu 4 Jul Demeter –
Regrowth And New Life
Thu 1 Aug Tangaroa –
Thu 5 Sep Dionysus –
Thu 3 Oct Athena And Ares –
War And Violence
Fri 8 Nov Aphrodite –