LATE 2018: #MeToo

#MeToo – What does the movement really mean for our society?




The #MeToo movement has inspired countless women, and some men, to share their experiences with sexual assault or harassment through the internet. 

This LATE we assess the repercussions and reactions that are redefining the sexual landscape and explain how society might change in the process. 

Join us for contemplation and exchange that brings ideas and people together. 

LATE at the Museum is series of curated evenings that include panel discussions, live performances, and late-night exhibition openings. Food and bar available. 

LATE is back for 2018 with historic and contemporary ideas, in dynamic interplay with our celebrated building, offering unexpected experiences and inspiring new perspectives.

Our special exhibition Are We There Yet? Women and Equality in Aotearoa will be open late. 

Moderator: Noelle McCarthy

Noelle McCarthy is a writer and a broadcaster with over 15 years of experience in radio - mainly at Radio New Zealand National where she has worked as a presenter and producer. 

Her production company, Bird of Paradise makes serials and podcasts, including the immigration series Slice of Heaven, and Ours - Treasures from Te Papa. She's a film critic at Metro magazine and contributes to a range of media outlets, including The Spinoff and Sunday magazine. 

Her podcast series on feminism, Venus Envy, from The Spinoff is made in association with Auckland Museum, with the first episode available from Saturday 14th July. 



Kirsty Johnston

Kirsty has been a journalist for 10 years, starting her career at the Taranaki Daily News and then working for and the Sunday Star Times. Currently she’s at the New Zealand Herald, where she’s on the investigations team. Her specialty is linking deep data with real people’s stories, to make the big picture compelling and human. 

At this year’s Voyager Media Awards, Kirsty claimed the prize for long-form general feature writer, for her work about children living in poverty. Her documentary about a year inside one of the most deprived schools in the country, made with Mike Scott, Nick Reed and Michael Craig, won Best Team Video.

She is currently writing about sexual violence and inequality.


Rhonda Tibble

Rhonda Tibble is an intuitive wairua practitioner, which stems from her Ngati Porou, Whanau Apanui and Irish lineages. A fluent native speaker of Ngati Porou Reo, Rhonda is an expert in Karanga, Māori female oratorical forms, reo Māori, tikanga Māori, ritenga Māori and is a whakapapa facilitator.

She currently holds a leadership role at the Auckland Girls Grammar School as Ahorangi Māori and Head of Faculty Matauranga Maori. Rhonda is the current chair of Ngati Porou ki Tamaki Trust and lectures at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, teaching Ngati Porou Reo and Tikanga.

Rhonda believes that all human dispositions are best understood by your affective environments, and your lineage DNA blueprint of capability and capacity.


Henry Law

Henry Law is a 5th year law student studying at Victoria University. He has been a co-director of the satirical student-run play, the Wellington Law Revue since the start of 2017 with his long-time collaborator Sarah Bradley.

For more about what Henry is up to with the Wellington Law Revue, check out this article here:


Zoë Lawton

Zoë Lawton started her career working for the Principal Family Court Judge of New Zealand. She then undertook research at Victoria University of Wellington which explored whether a new type of court system should be implemented in New Zealand for victims and perpetrators of family violence. Zoë currently works for the Chief Victims to Government at the Ministry of Justice and has completed a range of research on victims of reported and unreported crime. Zoë also writes articles for the media on legal issues and is an advocate of the #metoo movement in New Zealand.


Drowning in Milk - Saraid Cameron 

Drowning in Milk (winner of the Social Impact Award at this year’s Auckland Fringe Festival) offers a brief chance to step into the mind of someone who might usually tell you to piss off, and see what life is like on the other side. Unless you’re also not white and/or a woman, then it’s probably more like a hang or something.

Stories include the first time the performer realised she wasn’t white AKA Moving to Christchurch, earl grey martini shots, and maybe even a brief monologue about Tony Veitch. Other than throwing the artist’s money down the drain, the point of the show is to frankly answer all the questions that might be a little uncomfortable to ask someone who doesn’t look like you.

Artist ActiVAtion - Rosanna Raymond and SaVAge K’lub

Sistar S’pacific (aka Rosanna Raymond), is an innovator of the contemporary Pasifika art scene, as a long-standing member of the art collective the Pacific Sisters, and founding member of the SaVAge K’lub. 

Over the past twenty years, Raymond’s activities have made her a notable producer of — and commentator on — contemporary Pacific Island culture in Aotearoa New Zealand, the UK, and the USA. 

She specialises in working within museums and higher education institutions as an artist, performer, curator, guest speaker, poet and workshop leader. Raymond is an Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Anthropology and Institute of Archaeology at University College London. This year she has been awarded a Chester Dale Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. 


Media partners The Spinoff and Radio New Zealand National.