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
Internet Histories | 10 February
Read Time: 10 mins
Teaching empathy to medical students, what the internet...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 10 February
By Pantograph Punch
Unsettling The Score: Graeme Revell, from SPK to Hollywood
Read Time: 26 mins
Trent Reznor wasn't the first industrial musician...
Music
Unsettling The Score: Graeme Revell, from SPK to Hollywood
By Joe Nunweek
Internet Histories | 27 January
Read Time: 7 mins
The death of the venue and longform journalism in...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 27 January
By Pantograph Punch
Pantograph Picks: Our Top Reads of 2013
Read Time: 17 mins
In case you missed them, and in case you need something...
Art
Pantograph Picks: Our Top Reads of 2013
By Pantograph Punch
Internet histories | 23 December
Read Time: 16 mins
The cult of gentrification, questioning same-sex marriage...
Internet Histories
Internet histories | 23 December
By Pantograph Punch
Plastic Fantastic: The Endurance of the Tupperware Party
Read Time: 11 mins
They're seen as the stuff of 1950s housewife kitsch...
Society
Plastic Fantastic: The Endurance of the Tupperware Party
By Jessica McAllen
A Crazy Dream To Pursue: White Fungus For The Masses
Read Time: 25 mins
From the comparative quiet backwaters of Taichung,...
Art
A Crazy Dream To Pursue: White Fungus For The Masses
By Stian Overdahl
Don't Send Me Away: The Verlaines, Reformed and Reissued
Read Time: 17 mins
To commemorate the reissue of the Verlaines' debut...
Music
Don't Send Me Away: The Verlaines, Reformed and Reissued
By Gavin Bertram