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...

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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
On Tour with Tiny Ruins
Read Time: 12 mins
Tiny Ruins writes from the road about her current...
Music
On Tour with Tiny Ruins
By Hollie Fullbrook
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Malcolm Riddich
Read Time: 9 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Malcolm Riddich as part of a...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Malcolm Riddich
By Brie Sherow
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Gaby Montejo
Read Time: 11 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Gaby Montejo as part of a series...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Gaby Montejo
By Brie Sherow
Review: Wolf In White Van
Read Time: 8 mins
Kieran Clarkin on John Darnielle's haunting first...
Literature
Review: Wolf In White Van
By Kieran Clarkin
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Alex Davies
Read Time: 10 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Alex Davies as part of a series...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Alex Davies
By Brie Sherow
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bailey Peryman
Read Time: 7 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Bailey Peryman as part of a series...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bailey Peryman
By Brie Sherow
Common Threads and Loose Notes: Paper Cinema's The Odyssey
Read Time: 11 mins
Rebekah Guy talks to UK musician Quinta about Paper...
Theatre
Common Threads and Loose Notes: Paper Cinema's The Odyssey
By Rebekah Guy
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Amiria Kiddle
Read Time: 10 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Amiria Kiddle as part of a series...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Amiria Kiddle
By Brie Sherow