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 Vision Does Not Stop Here: The Factory’s International Dream
Read Time: 15 mins
For a musical that seems certain to meet international...
Theatre
The Vision Does Not Stop Here: The Factory’s International Dream
By James Wenley
Internet Histories | 16 June
Read Time: 3 mins
The conditions and possibilities of reading books...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 16 June
By Pantograph Punch
Review: Sunday Roast
Read Time: 4 mins
Sunday Roast is a brash and energetic romp, which...
Theatre
Review: Sunday Roast
By Joseph Harper
Guy Montgomery on The Most Fun Thing He Can Do
Read Time: 9 mins
We chat to this year's Billy T Award winner, Guy Montgomery...
Comedy
Guy Montgomery on The Most Fun Thing He Can Do
By Rosabel Tan
Review: Shadowland
Read Time: 3 mins
Shadowland showcases some incredible skill but lacks...
Theatre
Review: Shadowland
By Rosabel Tan
Martians, Clowns and Giant Moas: In Rehearsal with Ollie Cox and Barnie Duncan
Read Time: 8 mins
Ollie is a Martian is a wonderfully silly and unexpectedly...
Theatre
Martians, Clowns and Giant Moas: In Rehearsal with Ollie Cox and Barnie Duncan
By Rosabel Tan
Internet Histories | 2 June
Read Time: 8 mins
This week on the internet: Joe writes on the ethics...
Features
Internet Histories | 2 June
By Pantograph Punch
Pantograph Punch & Metro present: The Briefing
Read Time: 3 mins
We're collaborating with our favourite NZ magazine...
News
Pantograph Punch & Metro present: The Briefing
By Pantograph Punch