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LATE: Of Gods and Men

Past Event
May 2013 - November 2013

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.

Smart talk
Moderators, Wallace Chapman, Noelle McCarthy and Russell Brown and some of New Zealand’s top thinkers discussed the basic premise that if an ancient God dropped into the Domain on a Thursday night – just what would they make of the realm they once ruled?

Great music
Late favourites Warren Maxwell and Don McGlashan appeared along with Opossom, Babyshakes, Orchestra of Spheres and others.

  • LATE: Athena and Ares - War and Violence

    Past Event
    Thursday, 3 October 2013, 6pm - 10pm

    An interesting lens to start from for ‘War and Violence’ is those powerful figures of Greek mythology – Athena and Ares. Often lumped together they were quite different – one known for her heroic endeavour, and the other known for his love of war.

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  • LATE: Dionysus - Intoxication

    Past Event
    Thursday, 5 September 2013

    We’re no slouches in this country, from the rambunctious pirates of Russell, to the hard drinking West Coast Irish, all the way up to the six o’clock swill and after, our forebears displayed a marked propensity for social lubrication. It’s in our history, it’s part of our cultural legacy.

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  • LATE: Tangaroa - Our Oceans

    Past Event
    Thursday, 1 August 2013

    It’s a challenging topic – how to manage our greatest asset, our oceans, and as importantly, what lies beneath them. It’s said we know more about the moon than we do about the deep ocean – so, a lot to learn. The oceans used to be in the hands of the gods – Tangaroa and Poseidon.

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  • LATE: Demeter - Regrowth and New Life

    Past Event
    Thursday, 4 July 2013

    What would Demeter make of the vast food producing factories, increasing populations calling on decreasing food supplies and the remarkable acceleration with which the earth has warmed?

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  • LATE: Hermes - Communication

    Past Event
    Thursday, 6 June 2013

    Moderator Russell Brown was joined by some of New Zealand’s top thinkers to 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?

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  • LATE: Zeus and Hera - Family and Marriage

    Past Event
    Thursday, 2 May 2013

    Welcome to 21st century aotearoa… a place where the only thing nuclear about the family is the way it has exploded. And just what are the implications, if any, of the recent passing of the Marriage Equality Bill? The panel included Noelle McCarthy, Dr Susan Morton, Conrad Reyners and Kate Hawkesby.

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The Late 2013 Broadsheet

Featuring essays from Noelle McCarthy, Russell Brown and Wallace Chapman plus photos by Robin Morrison.

  • Join us in our Event Centre with moderators, Wallace Chapman, Noelle McCarthy and Russell Brown alongside some of New Zealand's top thinkers as they 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?
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  • Join us in our Event Centre with moderators, Wallace Chapman, Noelle McCarthy and Russell Brown alongside some of New Zealand's top thinkers as they 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?
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