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...

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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
Back to the Future: Spaceships, Tōtara, and the Christchurch Performing Arts Precinct
Read Time: 13 mins
Triumph or monopoly? Erin Harrington on Christchurch...
Theatre
Back to the Future: Spaceships, Tōtara, and the Christchurch Performing Arts Precinct
By Erin Harrington
A Gentle Communion: Considering 'Sleeping Arrangements'
Read Time: 22 mins
In an exhibition that pivots around so tender a subject...
Art
A Gentle Communion: Considering 'Sleeping Arrangements'
By Francis McWhannell
The Difficult History and Precarious Future of the PACE Programme
Read Time: 34 mins
Amidst a crumbling national arts scene, Adam Goodall...
Theatre
The Difficult History and Precarious Future of the PACE Programme
By Adam Goodall
Whakanuia: 14 Films Worth Celebrating at the 2018 New Zealand International Film Festival
Read Time: 16 mins
A selection of films we think are worth celebrating...
Screen
Whakanuia: 14 Films Worth Celebrating at the 2018 New Zealand International Film Festival
By Pantograph Punch
The Future of Cinema: The Film Festival at 50
Read Time: 14 mins
Nearing the start of the New Zealand International...
Screen
The Future of Cinema: The Film Festival at 50
By Doug Dillaman
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in July
Read Time: 10 mins
A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable...
Art
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in July
By Pantograph Punch
Secret Languages, Strangers' Houses, Snakes: On Sriwhana Spong
Read Time: 19 mins
What could a medieval female mystic have to offer...
Art
Secret Languages, Strangers' Houses, Snakes: On Sriwhana Spong
By Lucinda Bennett
From Dwelling to Destination: On New Zealand’s House Museums
Read Time: 19 mins
Sebastian Clarke on the character and reputation of...
Art
From Dwelling to Destination: On New Zealand’s House Museums
By Sebastian Clarke