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
Review: My Bed My Universe
Read Time: 3 mins
Massive Company's My Bed My Universe is a multimedia...
Theatre
Review: My Bed My Universe
By Rosabel Tan
Everything Answered, Nothing Asked: Geoffrey Palmer's Reform and the Nature of Memoir
Read Time: 9 mins
A 750-page memoir by the 33rd Prime Minister of NZ...
Literature
Everything Answered, Nothing Asked: Geoffrey Palmer's Reform and the Nature of Memoir
By Di White
A Modest Deposit
Read Time: 10 mins
First home-buyers have a choice: rent and be damned...
Society
A Modest Deposit
By Joe Nunweek
Review: Angels in America
Read Time: 6 mins
Marking the end of Shane Bosher's time at Silo Theatre...
Theatre
Review: Angels in America
By Rosabel Tan
Eschatology And The Perpetual Classical Music Apocalypse
Read Time: 23 mins
No one has learnt to expect the death of classical...
Music
Eschatology And The Perpetual Classical Music Apocalypse
By Celeste Oram
Review: Billy Bragg
Read Time: 9 mins
Billy Bragg is avowedly the second-most famous working...
Music
Review: Billy Bragg
By Joe Nunweek
Something to Reach Beyond: An Interview with Alice Miller
Read Time: 12 mins
Lee Posna talks to Alice Miller about her debut collection...
Literature
Something to Reach Beyond: An Interview with Alice Miller
By Lee Posna
Internet Histories | 24 March
Read Time: 9 mins
The state of writing on music writing, working as...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 24 March
By Pantograph Punch