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
If there’s one great height
Read Time: 8 mins
Keir Leslie explores what it means to watch Scottish...
Society
If there’s one great height
By Keir Leslie
New Horizons, Other Futures: Looking Back on the Blueprint for New Zealand
Read Time: 23 mins
Alex Mitcalfe Wilson looks back at the Values Party...
Documents and the Dead
New Horizons, Other Futures: Looking Back on the Blueprint for New Zealand
By Alex Mitcalfe Wilson
Developing the Arts Ecology of Christchurch
Read Time: 15 mins
In rebuilding the city's arts infrastructure, The...
Society
Developing the Arts Ecology of Christchurch
By Melanie Oliver
Asking the Right Questions: Brent Edwards
Read Time: 14 mins
As we head towards New Zealand's 51st general election...
Society
Asking the Right Questions: Brent Edwards
By Gavin Bertram
Asking the Right Questions: Tracy Watkins
Read Time: 12 mins
As we head towards New Zealand's 51st general election...
Society
Asking the Right Questions: Tracy Watkins
By Gavin Bertram
Long Journeys in the Looming Northwest: Kelly Reichardt and 'Night Moves'
Read Time: 8 mins
Director Kelly Reichardt talks to Marty Jones about...
Screen
Long Journeys in the Looming Northwest: Kelly Reichardt and 'Night Moves'
By Marty Jones
Asking the Right Questions: Corin Dann
Read Time: 15 mins
As we head towards New Zealand's 51st general election...
Society
Asking the Right Questions: Corin Dann
By Gavin Bertram
Asking the Right Questions: Patrick Gower
Read Time: 17 mins
As we head towards New Zealand's 51st general election...
Society
Asking the Right Questions: Patrick Gower
By Gavin Bertram