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

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Loose Canons

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
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
Read Time: 4 mins
Heart attacks, heartbreak, loss and beautiful voices...
Music
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
By Hayden Donnell
Introducing our Interns for 2015
Read Time: 1 min
Introducing Sam Brooks and Kirsti Whalen, our interns...
News
Introducing our Interns for 2015
By Pantograph Punch
Inside Armageddon's Ice-Cream Eating Competition
Read Time: 6 mins
Rosabel Tan reports back from Armageddon's Ice-Cream...
Internet Histories
Inside Armageddon's Ice-Cream Eating Competition
By Rosabel Tan
Circling The Drain: Sexist Loos, Unequal Spaces
Read Time: 14 mins
Soong Phoon on gendered spaces.
Society
Circling The Drain: Sexist Loos, Unequal Spaces
By Soong Phoon
Review: Hauraki Horror
Read Time: 3 mins
Theatre
Review: Hauraki Horror
By Joseph Harper
Review: Sheep
Read Time: 3 mins
The Actors' Program's production of Sheep struggles...
Theatre
Review: Sheep
By Joseph Harper
Reality?: "Election Billboards", Gone Girl and Playing Broken Systems
Read Time: 17 mins
Samuel Te Kani on what one billboard can tell us.
Screen
Reality?: "Election Billboards", Gone Girl and Playing Broken Systems
By Samuel Te Kani
Review: Famous Flora
Read Time: 6 mins
Famous Flora is a missed opportunity to explore the...
Theatre
Review: Famous Flora
By Jess Bates