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
The Pantograph Punch Presents: Poetry Posters
Read Time: 1 min
Two poetry posters for you to enjoy: Bats by Ashleigh...
Literature
The Pantograph Punch Presents: Poetry Posters
By Rosabel Tan
Review: Voices of the Land: Nga Reo o te Whenua and Sol LeWitt
Read Time: 6 mins
Profiles of the American artist Sol LeWitt and the...
Screen
Review: Voices of the Land: Nga Reo o te Whenua and Sol LeWitt
By Hugh Lilly
The Father Land: States of Becoming in the Writings of Martin Edmond
Read Time: 38 mins
Simon Comber on the blurred line between fiction and...
Literature
The Father Land: States of Becoming in the Writings of Martin Edmond
By Simon Comber
Internet Histories | 11 August
Read Time: 4 mins
The Kim Kardashian game
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 11 August
By Pantograph Punch
Review: Terror Highway
Read Time: 1 min
Terror Highway is a fun and electric exploitation...
Theatre
Review: Terror Highway
By Rosabel Tan
Review: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Read Time: 2 mins
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is a surreal and hilarious...
Screen
Review: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
By Joseph Harper
Review: Erewhon
Read Time: 2 mins
Erewhon is an ethereal and meditative little wonder...
Screen
Review: Erewhon
By Joseph Harper
Review: Pulp: A Movie About Life, Death and Supermarkets
Read Time: 3 mins
Ahead of further screenings here, in Australia, and...
Screen
Review: Pulp: A Movie About Life, Death and Supermarkets
By Richard Bol