Loose Canons: Miriama Mcdowell
From Dwelling to Destination: On New Zealand’s House Museums
Nothing Like Family

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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Two short years after graduating form Toi Whakaari, Miriama McDowell had starred in various films and and television series: Toa Fraser’s debut feature No. 2, television series Interrogation and Taonga. Since then, her screen credits include sci-fi thriller...

Art

Sebastian Clarke on the character and reputation of our most idiosyncratic institutions. 

I will eschew any suspense and begin with an admission: I’m a hound for house museums. I seek out these introspective havens peppered throughout Aotearoa with great fervour. My self-appointed role as loyal advocate for our house museums emerged not by epiphany, but thanks to a scratchy, woven basket. Said basket...

Screen

Doug Dillaman and the unlikely, unconventional and uncommon family as featured in the New Zealand International Film Festival.

With 150 films in the New Zealand International Film Festival, it’s a fool’s game to declare a central theme to the programming and yet, over and over, the films I’ve previewed keep returning to the theme of unconventional families. Perhaps it’s a sign of the world’s current...

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Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Miriama Mcdowell
Art
From Dwelling to Destination: On New Zealand’s House Museums
Screen
Nothing Like Family
Review: Girl on a Corner
Read Time: 5 mins
Sam Brooks reviews Girl on a Corner by Victor Rodger...
Theatre
Review: Girl on a Corner
By Sam Brooks
Fences
Read Time: 5 mins
David Fane on when the fences went up.
Theatre
Fences
By David Fane
The Lives Of Others: Serial, There and Here
Read Time: 23 mins
Saziah Bashir and Diane White on Serial
Society
The Lives Of Others: Serial, There and Here
By Saziah Bashir & Diane White
Ten Picks for Auckland Fringe 2015
Read Time: 7 mins
Joseph Harper and Sam Brooks give their top picks...
Theatre
Ten Picks for Auckland Fringe 2015
By Pantograph Punch
A Space Between Street Corners And Symphonies
Read Time: 14 mins
Kirsti Whalen runs away to join the circus.
Theatre
A Space Between Street Corners And Symphonies
By Kirsti Whalen
Summer Reading: Our Favourites from 2014
Read Time: 13 mins
Our writers' favourites from 2014
Internet Histories
Summer Reading: Our Favourites from 2014
By Pantograph Punch
Our Top Reads of 2014
Read Time: 15 mins
Our team's picks for our best features of 2014.
News
Our Top Reads of 2014
By Pantograph Punch
Ten Plays We Loved in 2014: Auckland Edition
Read Time: 7 mins
Rosabel Tan and Joseph Harper on the plays that shaped...
Theatre
Ten Plays We Loved in 2014: Auckland Edition
By Pantograph Punch