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
Suffer Little Children: An Interview With "Kids For Cash" Director Robert May
Read Time: 8 mins
"Kids For Cash" will make many viewers uncomfortable...
Screen
Suffer Little Children: An Interview With "Kids For Cash" Director Robert May
By Di White
Somewhere Over The Rainbow: Brent Hodge’s “A Brony Tale”
Read Time: 11 mins
Canadian-New Zealander Brent Hodge has crafted the...
Screen
Somewhere Over The Rainbow: Brent Hodge’s “A Brony Tale”
By Joe Nunweek
Alone On The Ice: Erebus Operation Overdue
Read Time: 7 mins
The docudrama commemorating 35 years since NZ’s deadliest...
Screen
Alone On The Ice: Erebus Operation Overdue
By Joe Nunweek
In Sequence, In Parallel: Dan Munn's Drone Translations
Read Time: 11 mins
Answered only by Fibonacci Sequence, Daniel Michael...
Art
In Sequence, In Parallel: Dan Munn's Drone Translations
By Daniel Michael Satele
Death of a Celebrity Crush
Read Time: 12 mins
When Soong Phoon was twelve, she fell in love with...
Screen
Death of a Celebrity Crush
By Soong Phoon
In The Wake of Catastrophe: Xin Cheng's Art Survival Kit
Read Time: 12 mins
Auckland based-artist Xin Cheng uses the hardiness...
Art
In The Wake of Catastrophe: Xin Cheng's Art Survival Kit
By Daniel Michael Satele
Internet Histories | 19 May
Read Time: 9 mins
This week on the internet: the interstellar archaeologists...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 19 May
By Pantograph Punch
Review: Juan, Two?
Read Time: 2 mins
Masterful, endearing and strange, Barnie Duncan's...
Theatre
Review: Juan, Two?
By Jose Barbosa